December 6, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OREGON SYMPHONY CD—"MUSIC FOR A TIME OF WAR"—
GARNERS TWO GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
(PORTLAND, Ore.) – The Oregon Symphony learned last night that its first CD released under the musical direction of Carlos Kalmar, “Music for a Time of War,” has received two Grammy award nominations: for Best Orchestral Performance and for Best Engineered Album, Classical.
The album, released on the PentaTone label, includes Ives’ “Unanswered Question,” Adams’ “The Wound-Dresser,” Britten’s “Sinfonia da Requiem,” and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 4. It was recorded in hybrid multichannel Super Audio CD format live in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in May, 2011 by Boston-based Soundmirror. CD recording was engineered by Jesse Lewis and John Newton, with master engineer Jesse Brayman.
The CD was also included in the Grammy nomination of Blanton Alspaugh for Producer of the Year, Classical.
Immediately following its release, the CD hit the classical Billboard charts and amassed an international collection of positive reviews, including being named among the year’s best classical recordings by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross.
The nomination for Best Orchestral Performance was shared with recordings from the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra.
The Grammy awards will be announced on February 10, 2013.
Last month the Symphony released its second CD under the musical direction of Carlos Kalmar—“This England”—also on the PentaTone label, featuring works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten.
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