Artists from the ‘Naxos Family’ Honoured with GRAMMY® Award Nominations
December 10, 2008
Garnering two Grammy® nominations this year, the Naxos world premiere recording of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man [Naxos 8.559331] picked up a Best Classical Contemporary Composition nomination for the Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy® and Grawemeyer award-winning composer. The album, which features conductor JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic, also brought in a nomination for the recording’s soloist, Israeli-born soprano Hila Plitmann, who received a nomination for Best Classical Vocal Performance.
The Pacifica Quartet, recently named 2009 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, was honored with a nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance for its acclaimed Naxos recording of Elliott Carter String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5 [8.559362]. The second volume of this series is due for release in February 2009. Renowned producer Judith Sherman picked up a nomination for Producer of the Year for her work on the Carter String Quartets on Naxos and 4 additional albums.
A Choral Performance nomination went to chorus master Henryk Wojnarowski and conductor Antoni Wit for the Naxos recording of Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir [8.570724].
A Best Engineered Album (Classical) nomination went to engineer John Newton for his work on the Naxos recording Respighi: Church Windows, Brazilian Impressions, Rossiniana [8.557711], which featured conductor JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.