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Take a Look at the 5 Grammy Nominees for Best Orchestral Album

By January 20, 2013

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If you're not careful, you may end up adding all of this year's Grammy nominees for best orchestral album to your classical music collection without even thinking about it.  Each orchestra plays extremely well, and every one of them deserves the recognition and award.  I had a blast spending my time listening to each album this past week.  I have no clue who will take home the prize, but if I absolutely had to guess, I'd say the San Francisco Symphony for their incredible performance of John Adams Harmonielehre. WOW, is all I have to say about that.  Learn more about the five nominees for Best Orchestral Album.


January 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm
(1) Tom Martin says:

Well, I hope the Grammy goes to John Adams Harmonielehre, I had the privilege of hearing MTT perform the piece as well as other works by Adamss over the last few seasons (as well as maestro Adams performing his compositions with the SFS), and I was pretty bowled-over.

“Harmonium” was my introduction to the sound world of John Adams and it still remains my favorite piece (oh, that some enterprising label would release Simon Rattle’s performance of the work about with the LA Phil from about 20 years ago.

And finally, the “Music in Time of War” CD, although beautifully recorded, is down-right dull. It should have been called “Music in Time of [a] Truce”.

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