The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s recording Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow featuring Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 and 9, led by Music Director Andris Nelsons, won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance at last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles. The Nashville Symphony’s Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle, led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero with cellist Zuill Bailey, won Best Classical Compendium, Best Contemporary Classical Composition, and Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Other winners include Third Coast Percussion’s all-Steve Reich recording (Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance); the Seattle Symphony’s Dutilleux: Sur le Mème Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement (Best Surround Sound Album); and the LA Opera Chorus and Orchestra’s Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (Best Opera Recording; Best Engineered Album, Classical). John Williams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and David Frost was named Producer of the Year, Classical, for “Shadow of Sirius,” with Jerry F. Junkin and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. Classical Grammy winners and nominees are listed here.
Posted February 13, 2017
Photo of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons by Marco Borggreve