“The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced … for music’s biggest night, to take place on February 12, 2017” in Los Angeles, writes Andrew Unterberger in Tuesday’s (12/6) Billboard.com. Nominees include, for Best Orchestral, the San Francisco Symphony’s Bates: Works for Orchestra; the New York Philharmonic’s Rouse: Odna Zhizn, Symphonies 3 & 4, Prospero’s Rooms; and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow—Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9. The Seattle Symphony’s Dutilleux: Sur le même accord, Les citations, Mystère de l’instant, & Timbres, espace, mouvement has been nominated for Best Surround Sound Album and Best Engineered Classical Album. Among nominees for Best Contemporary Classical Composition are Bates: Anthology Of Fantastic Zoology (Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway (Nashville Symphony); Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto (Northwest Sinfonia); and Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky (San Francisco Ballet Orchestra). The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Zappa: 200 Motels—The Suites is among the nominees for Best Classical Compendium. Nominees for Best Classical Instrumental Solo include the St. Louis Symphony’s Adams, J.: Scheherazade.2 with violinist Leila Josefowicz; the Nashville Symphony’s Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway with cellist Zuill Bailey; and The Knights’ and Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra’s 1930’s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 with violinist Gil Shaham. The Music of Strangers, featuring Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, was among nominees for Best Music Film. Nominees for Classical Producer of the Year are Blanton Alspaugh, David Frost, Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin, Judith Sherman, and Robina G. Young.
Posted December 7, 2016