The Recording Academy has announced nominees for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, to be given on January 26, 2020 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a partial list of nominees. In the Best Orchestra Performance category, nominees include the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for its recording of Bruckner Symphony No. 9; Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Copland’s Billy the Kid and Grohg); Los Angeles Philharmonic (Andrew Norman’s Sustain); Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (Mark Clague’s new critical edition of Gershwin’s American in Paris, plus Varèse’s Amériques and Stravinsky’s Symphony in C); and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Kremerata Baltica (Mieczysław Weinberg’s Symphony Nos. 2 and 21). Boston Modern Orchestra Project is among nominees for Best Opera Recording, for Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox with the Boston Children’s Chorus. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance nominees include the Wild Up Ensemble for Christopher Cerrone’s The Pieces That Fall to Earth; PUBLIQuartet (Freedom & Faith); Third Coast Percussion (Perpetulum); Hermitage Piano Trio (Rachmaninoff); and Attacca Quartet (Caroline Shaw’s Orange). Among Best Classical Instrumental Solo nominees: harpist Yolanda Kondonassis (Higdon Harp Concerto, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra); violinist Nicola Benedetti (Marsalis Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suite, Philadelphia Orchestra); and violinist Tessa Lark (Torke’s “Sky” Violin Concerto, Albany Symphony). Nominated for Best Classical Compendium were the Cincinnati Pops (American Originals 1918) and the Nashville Symphony (music by Leshnoff). For the complete list of nominees, visit the Grammy website.
Posted November 20, 2019