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07/12/2016

Grammy nomination for Dacapo

The New York Philharmonic's Christopher Rouse CD nominated for a Grammy.

When the American Grammy committee announced this year’s nominees for the prestigious awards, on Tuesday, the New York Philharmonic was among the nominees in the category ‘Best Orchestral Performance’ for its recording of orchestral works by Christopher Rouse.

Successful collaboration

The CD, released in May 2016 on Dacapo, has been widely praised by English and American media for its fruitful collaboration between one of today’s most evocative American composers and the New York Philharmonic. Of the four works on the CD, three of them were composed for the Orchestra and Music Director Alan Gilbert.

This is the second time a collaboration between Dacapo and the New York Philharmonic produces a Grammy nomination. In 2013, the recording of works by Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg received two nominations. Both CDs are the result of Dacapo and the New York Philharmonic’s collaboration on recording composers associated with the Orchestra as a ‘Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence’.

In addition to this, Dacapo and the New York Philharmonic collaborated on the 'The Nielsen Project', the critically acclaimed recording series of the complete symphonies and concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, released as a box set in 2015.

A great honour

‘Receiving a Grammy nomination is a great honour for everyone involved,’ Henrik Rørdam, CEO of Dacapo, tells. ‘We are very proud of our extended collaboration with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert. As a Danish record company it is incredible to be able to work with this Orchestra and produce recordings that reach the top of the classical music industry.’

The 59th Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2017 in the Staples Center, Los Angeles.

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE:

Odna Zhizn · Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Producer: Vince Ford

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