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NAXOS OF AMERICA CELEBRATES GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS FOR 21 LABELS IN ITS DISTRIBUTION FAMILY

On December 5, 2014, artists, engineers, and composers from the Naxos of America distribution family were honored with 30 GRAMMY® nominations on 21 labels including: Naxos, 2L, ASO Media, Azica, BIS, Cantaloupe Music, Cedille, Chandos, CPO, CSO Resound, Delos, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Linn, Naïve, NMC, Opus Arte, Reference Recordings, Seattle Symphony Media, Sono Luminus, and Whaling City Sound.

The honors for these artists appeared in the categories of: Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Engineered Album Classical, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Opera Recording, Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Best Classical Compendium, and Best Surround Sound Album.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be announced on February 8th, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. A full list of Naxos of America nominees with album details will also be posted at https://www.facebook.com/NaxosUSA.

 

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In addition to being an award-winning classical label, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 50,000 titles on CD and DVD to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 50,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos of America offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, e-publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and more than 400 distributed labels.

 

Full list of nominees from the Naxos of America label family:


BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO

The Eye Of The Hurricane

Kenny Barron, soloist

Track from: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio)

Label: Whaling City Sound WCS 065; 687606006522



BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM

Beppe: Remote Galaxy

Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Vladimir Ashkenazy & Philharmonia Orchestra)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd) 2L100PABD; 7041888518822


Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Benjamin Zander & Philharmonia Orchestra)

Label: Linn CKD452; 691062045223



BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL

Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean

Dmitriy Lipay & Nathaniel Reichman, engineers; Nathaniel Reichman, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

Label: Cantaloupe Music CA21101; 713746310127


Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time

Dmitriy Lipay, engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

Label: Seattle Symphony Media SSM1001; 855404005003


Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates & Anna Clyne

David Frost & Christopher Willis, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Label: CSO Resound CSOR9011401; 816436010045


Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending

Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

Label: ASO Media ASO1005; 816436010045



BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time

Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

Label: Seattle Symphony Media SSM1001; 855404005003


Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Janácek: Symphonic Suite From Jenufa

Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Label: Reference Recordings FR-710SACD; 30911271022


Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola

Robert Spano, conductor (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

Label: ASO Media ASO1004; 816436010038



BEST OPERA RECORDING

Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

Label: CPO 777876-2; 761203787623


Milhaud: L'Orestie D'Eschyle

Kenneth Kiesler, conductor; Dan Kempson, Jennifer Lane, Tamara Mumford & Brenda Rae; Tim Handley, producer (University Of Michigan Percussion Ensemble & University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra; University Of Michigan Chamber Choir, University Of Michigan Orpheus Singers, University Of Michigan University Choir & UMS Choral Union)

Label: Naxos 8660349-51; 730099034975


Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie

William Christie, conductor; Sarah Connolly, Stéphane Degout, Christiane Karg, Ed Lyon & Katherine Watson; Sébastien Chonion, producer (Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment; The Glyndebourne Chorus)

Label: Opus Arte OA 1143D; 809478011439 (DVD) OA BD7150D; 809478071501 (BLU-RAY)


Schönberg: Moses Und Aron

Sylvain Cambreling, conductor; Andreas Conrad & Franz Grundheber; Reinhard Oechsler, producer (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden Und Freiburg; EuropaChorAkademie)

Label: Hänssler Classic 93314; 4010276026792



BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE

Dyrud: Out Of Darkness

Vivianne Sydnes, conductor (Erlend Aagaard Nilsen & Geir Morten Øien; Sarah Head & Lars Sitter; Nidaros Cathedral Choir)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd) 2L099SABD; 7041888518723


Holst: First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter

Andrew Davis, conductor; Stephen Jackson, chorus master (Susan Gritton; BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus)

Label: Chandos Records CHSA 5127; 95115512722


Mozart: Requiem

John Butt, conductor (Matthew Brook, Rowan Hellier, Thomas Hobbs & Joanne Lunn; Dunedin Consort)

Label: Linn Records CKD449; 691062044929



BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Martin : Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-3

Steven Isserlis & Olli Mustonen

Label: BIS BIS-SACD-2042; 7318599920429


Sing Thee Nowell

New York Polyphony

Label: BIS BIS-SACD-2099; 7318599920993



BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO

Dutilleux: Tout Un Monde Lointain

Xavier Phillips; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)

Track from: Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time

Label: Seattle Symphony Media SSM1001; 855404005003


Play

Jason Vieaux

Label: Azica Records ACD-71287; 787867128725


Toccatas

Jory Vinikour

Label: Sono Luminus DSL-92174; 53479217424



BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM

Douce France

Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)

Label: Naïve V5343 822186053430


Porpora: Arias

Philippe Jaroussky; Andrea Marcon, conductor (Cecilia Bartoli; Venice Baroque Orchestra)

Label: Erato 5099993413329; 5099993413329


Stella Di Napoli

Joyce DiDonato; Riccardo Minasi, conductor (Chœur De L'Opéra National De Lyon; Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon)

Label: Erato/Warner Classics 2564636562; 825646365623


Virtuoso Rossini Arias

Lawrence Brownlee; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

Label: Delos DE 3455; 13491345529




BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM

Britten To America

Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor; Colin Matthews, producer

Label: NMC Recordings NMCD190; 5023363019026



BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION

Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean

John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

Label: Cantaloupe Music CA21101; 713746310127


Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds

Anna Clyne, composer (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)

Track from: Two X Four

Label: Cedille Records CDR 146; 735131914628


Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4

Roberto Sierra, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Track from: Sierra: Sinfonía No. 4; Fandangos; Carnaval

Label: Naxos 8559738; 636943973820