ARTISTS, ENGINEERS, PRODUCERS, AND COMPOSERS IN THE NAXOS OF AMERICA DISTRIBUTION FAMILY RECOGNIZED WITH 43 GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS
Franklin, TN, 12.10.18 – Nominations have been announced by the Recording Academy® for the 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Artists, engineers, producers and composers from Naxos, 2L, Avie Records, Berliner Philharmoniker, BR Klassik, Bridge Records, Cedille Records, Chandos, Innova, Linn Records, Mack Avenue Records, Naïve Pop, New Amsterdam Records, New Focus Recordings, Pentatone, Reference Recordings, Seattle Symphony Media, Signum Classics, Sono Luminus, Sony Music Entertainment, and Tundra have garnered 43 nominations. The winners will be announced on February 10th, 2019 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Naxos of America artists were recognized in 17 categories, including: Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Arrangement – Instruments & Vocals, Best Immersive Audio Album, Best Engineered Album – Classical, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Opera Recording, Best Choral Performance, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, Best Classical Compendium, and Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
Artists on albums in the Naxos Music Group have been awarded 3 nominations. Those include: Best Orchestral Performance: Ruggles, Stucky, & Harbison: Orchestral Works [David Alan Miller, conductor (National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic)]; Best Choral Performance: Kastalsky: Memory Eternal [Steven Fox, conductor (The Clarion Choir)]; Best Classical Compendium: Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush (JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer).
All of the nominees in the Producer of the Year – Classical category have a body of work that includes recordings from the Naxos of America distributed-label family. Special recognition goes to producers Blanton Alspaugh, David Frost, Elizabeth Ostrow, Judith Sherman, and Dirk Sobotka.
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11. BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
20. BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
33. BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
34. BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
59. BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
61. BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
64. BEST ARRANGEMENT – INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS
72. BEST IMMERSIVE AUDIO ALBUM
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer; Ingar Heine Bergby, conductor; Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Choir
73. BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM – CLASSICAL
Mark Donahue & Dirk Sobotka, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer; Michael Christie, conductor; Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; Garrett Sorenson; Wei Wu; Sasha Cooke; Edward Parks; Jessica E. Jones
Bill Maylone & Mary Mazurek, engineers; Bill Maylone, mastering engineer; John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor; Lake Forest Symphony
Label: Cedille Records
75. BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
76. BEST OPERA RECORDING
Michael Christie, conductor; Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; Sasha Cooke; Jessica E. Jones; Edward Parks; Garrett Sorenson; Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer
Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra; Men of the Kaunas State Choir; Francesco Demuro, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Nadine Sierra; Vilius Keras & Aleksandra Keriene, producers
77. BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Mariss Jansons, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Oleg Dolgov; Alexey Markov; Tatiana Pavlovskaya
Label: BR Klassik
78. BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
79. BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
80. BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
81. BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
82. BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
Mason Bates, composer; Mark Campbell, librettist; Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke; Jessica E. Jones; Edward Parks; Garrett Sorenson; Wei Wu; Santa Fe Opera Orchestra