Nominations for 60th annual GRAMMY Awards announced



Nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards have been announced yesterday, with nine of the nominated recordings featuring AH artists including Dmitri Hvorostovsky‘s album of songs by Russian neo-romantic composer Georgy Sviridov, Russia Cast Adrift, and Joyce DiDonato and il pomo d’oro‘s In War & Peace album.

The winners will be announced at the annual GRAMMY Awards Ceremony on 28 January 2018. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the CBS television network from Madison Square Garden in New York City at 4.30 PM PST.

The complete list of GRAMMY nominations can be found here.

Congratulations and best of luck to all nominated!

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
(Award to Conductor and Orchestra)

Concertos For OrchestraLouis Langrée, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra [Fanfare Cincinnati]

Debussy: Images; Jeux & La Plus Que LenteMichael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony [SFS Media]

 

BEST OPERA RECORDING
(Award to Conductor, Album Producer(s) & Principal Soloists)

Berg: Wozzeck – Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus) [Naxos]

Handel: Ottone – George Petrou, conductor; Max Emanuel Cencic & Lauren Snouffer; Jacob Händel, producer (Il Pomo D’Oro) [Decca]

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel – Valery Gergiev, conductor; Vladimir Feliauer, Aida Garifullina & Kira Loginova; Ilya Petrov, producer (Mariinsky Orchestra; Mariinsky Chorus) [Mariinsky]

 

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
(Award to Conductor, Choral Director and/or Chorus Master where applicable to the Choral Organisation/Ensemble)

Handel: Messiah – Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master (Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir) [Chandos]

 

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas, Op. 1 – Arcangelo with Jonathan Cohen [Alpha]

 

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
(Award to Instrumental Soloist(s) and Conductor when applicable)

Bach: The French SuitesMurray Perahia [Decca]

 

BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
(Award to: Vocalist(s), Collaborative Artist(s) (Ex: pianists, conductors, chamber groups) Producer(s), Recording Engineers/Mixers with 51% or more playing time of new material.)

In War & Peace – Harmony Through MusicJoyce DiDonato; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro) [Erato]

Sviridov: Russia Cast AdriftDmitri Hvorostovsky; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Style Of Five Ensemble) [Delos]

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
(A Composer’s Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.)

Concerto For Orchestra – Zhou Tian, composer (Louis Langrée & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra), Track from: Concertos For Orchestra [Fanfare Cincinnati]

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