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3 GRAMMY® Awards for Naxos

January 28, 2018

60th GRAMMY logo

Naxos is delighted to be among the recipients of this year’s GRAMMY® awards. The label was the winner in three categories.

The award for Best Classical Compendium went to a programme of music by Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto, Oboe Concerto (8.559823).

The Viola Concerto from that recording also received the award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The soloist is Roberto Díaz and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero; the producer is Tim Handley.

Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon is one of America’s most performed living composers. Her winning album received the following accolade from Fanfare:

“This is just a marvelous disc … Jennifer Higdon has emerged as one of the leading creative musical voices of our time, producing a seemingly endless stream of expertly crafted, emotionally satisfying, and accessible works in virtually all genres. Hidgon has proven herself to be a master orchestral colorist and she has a unique ability to connect with an audience that few modern composers possess.”

The disc is yet another outstanding release in the Naxos American Classics series.

All Things Majestic photo
Naxos 8.559823
Jennifer Higdon photo
Jennifer Higdon
Roberto Díaz photo
Roberto Díaz
Giancarlo Guerrero photo
Giancarlo Guerrero

The award for Best Opera Recording went to Berg’s Wozzeck (8.660390-91), with the Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Graf and featuring soprano Anne Schwanewilms (Marie) and baritone Roman Trekel (Wozzeck).

“…the singing is gripping: baritone Roman Trekel is one of today’s top Wozzecks, full-on and volatile, his violence cracked with frailty, and Anne Schwanewilms plays Marie with devastating dignity.” (The Guardian)

Wozzeck album cover
Naxos 8.660390-91
Anne Schwanewilms photo
Anne Schwanewilms
Roman Trekel photo
Roman Trekel
Hans Graf photo
Hans Graf

Congratulations go to all those involved in the performance and production of these latest award-winning discs from Naxos.


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