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2/13/2017 Naxos Grammy Winners

The Naxos Licensing team congratulates the artists, composers, friends, and family of all those involved in the 59th GRAMMY® Award winning Projects. Check out the amazing GRAMMY® winning classical recordings from the Nashville Symphony, Third Coast Percussion and the LA Opera below - all titles available for licensing anytime!

Best Opera Recording: The Ghosts of Versailles

John Corigliano's GRAMMY® award-winning Ghosts of Versailles is a delightful opera in two acts, set in the afterlife existence of the Versailles court of Louis XVI. The story centers around an opera staged by the ghost of the playwright Beaumarchais to cheer up the ghost of Marie Antoinette, who is upset about having been beheaded. Performed by the LA Opera, this recording was an instant hit featuring fantastic performances and extravagant scenery! Click here to listen!

Composer: John Corigliano, Jr.

Performed By: Victoria Livengood, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Scott Scully, Young Park So, Vanessa Becerra, Peabody Southwell, Summer Hassan, Lacey Jo Benter, Frederick Ballentine, Patrick Blackwell, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Patti LuPone, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Renne Rapier, Brenton Ryan, Lucy Schaufer, Scott Scully, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Young Park So, Joel Sorensen, Peabody Southwell, Stacey Tappan, Guanqun Yu

Label: Pentatone Music

Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance : Steve Reich

Described as a "commandingly elegant" ensemble by the New York Time, the critically acclaimed ensemble Third Coast Percussion is a vibrant, creative force in the modern music scene. Their GRAMMY® winning album is an 80th birthday acknowledgement to American composer Steve Reich, the founding father of musical minimalism, featuring four of Reich's most notable percussion works. Click here to listen!

Composer: Steve Reich

Performed By: Third Coast Percussion

Label: Cedille Records

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Tales Of Hemingway

GRAMMY® Award- winning composer Michael Daugherty creates colorful musical portraits in this recordings, featuring larger-than-life personalities drawn from 20th-century American culture. Tales of Hemingway is a dramatic cello concerto, evoking the turbulent life, adventures and literature of author Ernest Hemingway. American Gothic is a dynamic concerto for orchestra, reflecting on the creative world of Iowa artist Grant Wood. Oce Upon a Castle is a virtuosic sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra, inspired by the rich history of the Hearst Castle, built high upon the California Pacific coast by the billionaire Randolph Hearst, the subject of Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane. Under the baton of Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony is joined by Zuill Bailey, one of the leading cellists of his generation, and GRAMMY® Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs. Click here to listen!

Composer: Michael Daugherty

Performed By: Zuill Bailey, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero

Label: Naxos

Best Classical Compendium: Tales Of Hemingway

GRAMMY® Award- winning composer Michael Daugherty creates colorful musical portraits in this recordings, featuring larger-than-life personalities drawn from 20th-century American culture. Tales of Hemingway is a dramatic cello concerto, evoking the turbulent life, adventures and literature of author Ernest Hemingway. American Gothic is a dynamic concerto for orchestra, reflecting on the creative world of Iowa artist Grant Wood. Oce Upon a Castle is a virtuosic sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra, inspired by the rich history of the Hearst Castle, built high upon the California Pacific coast by the billionaire Randolph Hearst, the subject of Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane. Under the baton of Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony is joined by Zuill Bailey, one of the leading cellists of his generation, and GRAMMY® Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs. Click here to listen!

Composer: Michael Daugherty

Performed By: Zuill Bailey, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero

Label: Naxos

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Tales of Hemingway

GRAMMY® Award- winning composer Michael Daugherty creates colorful musical portraits in this recordings, featuring larger-than-life personalities drawn from 20th-century American culture. Tales of Hemingway is a dramatic cello concerto, evoking the turbulent life, adventures and literature of author Ernest Hemingway. American Gothic is a dynamic concerto for orchestra, reflecting on the creative world of Iowa artist Grant Wood. Oce Upon a Castle is a virtuosic sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra, inspired by the rich history of the Hearst Castle, built high upon the California Pacific coast by the billionaire Randolph Hearst, the subject of Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane. Under the baton of Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony is joined by Zuill Bailey, one of the leading cellists of his generation, and GRAMMY® Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs. Click here to listen!

Composer: Michael Daugherty

Performed By: Zuill Bailey, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero

Label: Naxos

Best Engineered Album, Classical: The Ghosts of Versailles

John Corigliano's GRAMMY® award-winning Ghosts of Versailles is a delightful opera in two acts, set in the afterlife existence of the Versailles court of Louis XVI. The story centers around an opera staged by the ghost of the playwright Beaumarchais to cheer up the ghost of Marie Antoinette, who is upset about having been beheaded. Performed by the LA Opera, this recording was an instant hit featuring fantastic performances and extravagant scenery! Click here to listen!

Composer: John Corigliano, Jr.

Performed By: Victoria Livengood, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Scott Scully, Young Park So, Vanessa Becerra, Peabody Southwell, Summer Hassan, Lacey Jo Benter, Frederick Ballentine, Patrick Blackwell, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Patti LuPone, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Renne Rapier, Brenton Ryan, Lucy Schaufer, Scott Scully, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Young Park So, Joel Sorensen, Peabody Southwell, Stacey Tappan, Guanqun Yu

Engineers: Mark Donahue, Fred Vogler

Label: Pentatone Music

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