Hildur Guonadottir - Chernobyl selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.
Based on an untold true story, "Chernobyl" is a five-part miniseries airing on HBO. Writer, creator and executive producer Craig Mazin began researching the Chernobyl disaster in 2014, using a wide variety of materials, including several books, government reports from inside and outside of the Soviet Union and first-person accounts. He spoke to nuclear scientists to learn how a reactor works and interviewed former Soviet citizens to gain a better sense of the culture in 1986. The haunting score is by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Icelandic composer, cello player, and singer, who has composed a number of film scores for films.
Imogen Heap The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Musical Theater Album.
Written, composed, performed and recorded by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap, The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is presented as four contemporary musical suites, each showcasing one of the play's theatrical acts. This unique new album format from Imogen Heap chronologically features the music heard in the stage production, further reworked to transport listeners on a sonic journey through the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
'Hedwig's Theme' from Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Williams - Across the Stars selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination fror Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams).
Legendary film composer John Williams conducts a brand-new album of many of his beloved movie themes in stunning new adaptations written especially for his superstar violinist friend and collaborator Anne-Sophie Mutter. Recorded in Hollywood, Across the Stars will be released on August 30 via Deutsche Grammophon and includes familiar themes from blockbuster films including Star Wars and Harry Potter, as never heard before.
John Coltrane - 1963 New Directions selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.
A selection of Coltrane's 1963 Impulse! recordings, derived from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm, Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland In the brief, bright arc that is the career of John Coltrane, 1963 marks a point of transition between past jazz masterpieces and future work, which would transcend the boundaries of the music itself. That year's recorded output shows movement in many directions: a look back at the past, continued examination of a familiar repertoire, exploration of more traditional formats and a look forward at compositions and approaches that would further extend the reach of jazz.
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra - Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Immersive Audio Album. Jim Anderson, immersive audio engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, immersive audio producer.
In 2013, the Norwegian Ministry of Culture challenged the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (SSO) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian ConstiTo Dance through the World
"Symphonic Dances" by Mr. Gisle Kverndokk has been popular on many North American radio networks and stations. Swedish journalist, Ms. Hanna Höglund, referred to the "Symphonic Dances" as one of the most interesting CD's released in 2018. Mr. Kverndokk has been nominated to the Musical Publisher Price (Musikkforleggerprisen) and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for the Spellemann Award (Spellemansprisen) for the recording. How can one compose melodies from around the world and transform them from a cacophony to a symphony'
NY Phil: Julia Wolfe - Fire In My Mouth selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Engineered Album & Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Jaap van Zweden's World Premiere performances of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth on Decca Gold features; The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City, directed by Francisco J. Núñez. The New York Times called the work "ambitious, heartfelt, often compelling. … There is both heady optimism and a sense of dread in Ms. Wolfe's music. … Mr. van Zweden led a commanding account of a score that … ends with an elegiac final chorus in which the names of all 146 victims are tenderly sung to create a fabric of music and memory." The performance earned the coveted spot in the highbrow / brilliant quadrant of New York
Mirga Grazzinyte-Tyla Weinberg Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.
Young maestro Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla made history with her Deutsche Grammophon signing – home to legendary conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Karl Böhm, Pierre Boulez and Carlos Kleiber. The Lithuanian musician, who is the Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, becomes the first female conductor to sign an exclusive long-term contract with the label.
Grazinytė-Tyla will release her debut album on May 3 – a collection of orchestral works by Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg, whose centenary falls this year. She conducts the combined forces of the CBSO, Kremerata Baltica and violinist Gidon Kremer in Symphony No. 21 "Kaddish" – a major work completed in 1991 and dedicated to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto. She also directs Kremerata Baltica in the early Symphony No. 2.
Chart-topping, international violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine, joined by multi-faceted conductor Teddy Abrams and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, releases Dvořák and Khachaturian Violin Concertos, on AVIE on November 1.
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"I'm crying with ecstasy over this new album.
Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion plays music by international R&B and pop music star Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) on their newest album, Fields, marking Hynes's recording debut as a classical composer.
"Bridging the gap between experimentation and accessibility" (Rolling Stone), The Comet Is Coming announces the digital release of the group's highly-anticipated mini-album The Afterlife, via Impulse! The Afterlife will serve as a companion piece to the group's breakout album Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery and the lead track "Lifeforce Part II.
Socially conscious singer/songwriter Ola Onabul? has built an enviable career as an international touring performer and has now turned his attention to the North American market with a newly recorded collection of original songs.
Worthing Symphony opens 91st season with Nicola Benedetti / Sussex Express - 10 best this week
Posted: July 7, 2017 12:00 AM
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The Worthing Symphony Orchestra's 91st season opens on Monday with a concert featuring Nicola Benedetti, one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. Spokeswoman Jennie Osborne said: "Nicola plays the magnificent First Violin Concerto by Dmitri Shostakovich – a dramatic and engaging work by a Russian composer whose music speaks with such clarity of emotion, beauty and power. Nicola has been a Worthing regular since her success in winning BBC Young Musician ADVERTISEMENT of the Year as a 16-year-old back in 2004. She has often said how much she enjoys playing with a professional orchestra in such an acoustically fine venue as the Assembly Hall."
Nicola Benedetti's new album on Decca Classics features premiere recordings of two works written especially for her by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D and Fiddle Dance Suite for Solo Violin.
Benedetti performs Violin Concerto in D with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru who has collaborated with the violinist to perform the work six times. The concerto was co-commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Ravinia, LA Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Benedetti performed the world premiere with the LSO under conductor James Gaffigan in London in November 2015.
Released on Decca, Nicola Benedetti's new album, featuring the violin concertos of Glazunov and Shostakovich is a journey between two different, yet connected, concertos for the violin. Glazunov's glittering 1904 work is separated from his pupil Shostakovich's 1947 concerto, not only by 40 years, but also by several landmark events in history: the Russian Revolution, Stalin's Terror and the Second World War. Benedetti performs these two works with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Kirill Karabits. This is the second album that Nicola Benedetti has recorded with BSO and Kirill Karabits and follows the hugely successful The Silver Violin.
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Combining the traditions of classicaland Scottish folk music, violinist Nicola Benedetti presents music from her native Scotland with the new album Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy, available on Decca/Universal Music Classics. At the heart of the album is Bruch's much loved Scottish Fantasy, performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The album also includes some of Scotland's best loved songs such as Loch Lomond, My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and features collaborations with leading Scottish folk musicians Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain and well-known folk singer Julie Fowlis (whose voice can be heard on the Disney/Pixar hit film, Brave).
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