Chicago, Nashville, Cleveland orchestras among Grammy winners

Posted on: February 14, 2011

Sunday (2/13) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, David Ng reports, “Michael Daugherty’s ‘Metropolis Symphony’—a five-movement piece inspired by the Superman comics and performed by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra—and Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were the two big winners in the classical categories at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Verdi’s ‘Requiem,’ conducted by Riccardo Muti, won the Grammy for classical album of the year in addition to the award for choral performance. ‘Metropolis’ won the awards for contemporary composition, orchestral performance and engineering. The Naxos album also features Daugherty’s ‘Deus Ex Machina.’ … Kaija Saariaho’s ‘L’Amour de Loin’ won the Grammy for opera recording. The album features the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under the direction of Kent Nagano, the former music director of the Los Angeles Opera. Other winners include soprano Cecilia Bartoli, the Parker Quartet and producer David Frost.’ Mitsuko Uchida also won an award for her performances of the Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24 with The Cleveland Orchestra.”

Posted February 14, 2011