Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards
The recording of Joan Tower's Made in America won three awards at the 50th annual Grammy Awards:

Tower: Made In America
Best Classical Album
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Orchestral Performance
   Nashville Symphony
   Leonard Slatkin, conductor
   Naxos 8.559328

The disc of Peter Lieberson's song cycle Neruda Songs, sung by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, received the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance.

Lieberson: Neruda Songs
Best Classical Vocal Performance
   Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano
   Boston Symphony Orchestra
   James Levine, conductor
   Nonesuch 79954-2

Eighth Blackbird's CD "strange imaginary animals, " which won for the ensemble and for Judith Sherman, the recording's producer, includes Steven Mackey's Indigenous Instruments.

Mackey: Indigenous Instruments
Best Chamber Music Performance
Producer Of The Year, Classical
   Eighth Blackbird
   Judith Sherman, producer
   Cedille Records CDR 90000 094

Soloist James Ehnes and conductor Bramwell Tovey shared a performing Grammy for their CBC disc of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto.

Barber: Violin Concerto
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
   James Ehnes, violin
   Bramwell Tovey, conductor
   Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
   CBC Records 5241

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