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NAXOS’ RECORDING OF WILLIAM BOLCOM’S SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE WINS THREE GRAMMYS

TIM HANDLEY EARNS PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FOR NAXOS WORK 

First GRAMMY Awards for Naxos Classical Recordings 

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) has honored Naxos’ recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience today with three GRAMMY Awards: Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance, and Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

In addition, Tim Handley was selected as Classical Producer of the Year for his work on Naxos recordings of music by John Adams (8.559031), William Bolcom (8.559216-18), Johannes Brahms (8.557428), Michael Daugherty (8.559165), and Philip Glass (8.559202).

The GRAMMYs for Songs of Innocence and of Experience are the first such distinctions for a classical recording on the Naxos label.

Naxos, the Gramophone/Classic FM 2005 Label of the Year, was nominated for 15 GRAMMY Awards, the most of any classical music label this year and the most ever for Naxos.  Recordings distributed by Naxos of America from CPO, Naïve, and PentaTone also received nominations.

While these are the first GRAMMYs for a Naxos classical music recording, other discs distributed by Naxos have been honored by NARAS.  Last year, Naxos’ Milken Archive of American Jewish Music producer David Frost won the GRAMMY for Classical Producer of the Year; in 2004, the Naxos World CD Sacred Tibetan Chant won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional World Music Album, one of only two awards given for world music.

THE WINNERS!

BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE

BEST CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Leonard Slatkin, various soloists, Michigan State University Children’s Choir, University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Choirs, University of Michigan Contemporary Directions Ensemble

8.559216-18 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

TIM HANDLEY

ADAMS: Shaker Loops (Marin Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; 8.559031)

BOLCOM: Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Slatkin, etc.; 8.559216-18)

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 (Marin Alsop, London Philharmonic Orchestra; 8.557428)

DAUGHERTY: Philadelphia Stories (Marin Alsop, Colorado Symphony Orchestra; 8.559165)

GLASS: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 (Marin Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; 8.559202)










 
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