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53rd Annual GRAMMY Winners Announced: Daugherty wins three

(February 2011)

Boosey & Hawkes is pleased to highlight 2011 GRAMMY-winning and nominated composers and works at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards:

Composer Michael Daugherty picked up three awards for his work Deus Ex Machina (2007), in the categories of Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Best Orchestral Performance, and Best Classical Engineered Album. Daugherty’s first piano concerto, which showcases his unique compositional style rich in American culture and imagery, is a musical ode to the power and legacy of trains. Deus ex Machina was released by Naxos, and features the Nashville Symphony with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and pianist Terrence Wilson. Listen to an audio excerpt of the first movement from Daugherty’s work here. Engineers Mark Donahue, John Hill and Dirk Sobotka share the prize for Best Classical Engineered Album, awarded for their work on the Naxos album that also includes Metropolis Symphony.

The Mingus Big Band, celebrating the songbook of the late jazz great Charles Mingus, pulled off an upset, winning a Grammy in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category for “Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard” released by Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard.

Additionally, Boosey & Hawkes would like to congratulate David Frost, who won a Grammy in the Classical Producer of the Year category. Frost produced seven albums in 2010, including Britten’s Orchestra (Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony), Steven Mackey’s Dreamhouse (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals and Boston Modern Orchestra Project). Listen to an audio excerpt of Mackey’s Dreamhouse here.


WINNERS

Best Engineered Album, Classical


Producer of the Year, Classical

  • David Frost
    • Britten's Orchestra (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
    • Mackey : Dreamhouse (Listen) (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)


Best Orchestra Performance

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

NOMINEES

Best Engineered Album, Classical
  • Mackey: Dreamhouse (Listen)
    David Frost, Tom Lazarus, Steven Mackey & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Gil Rose, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals & Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
    [BMOP/sound]


Producer of the Year, Classical



Best Classical Album
  • Daugherty : Deus Ex Machina (Listen)
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; Mark Donahue, John
    Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
    [Naxos]
  • Mackey : Dreamhouse  (Listen)
    Gil Rose, conductor; Rinde Eckert; Catch Electric Guitar Quartet; David Frost,
    producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus, Steven Mackey & Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals)
    [BMOP/sound]


Best Orchestra Performance
  • Mackey : Dreamhouse  (Listen)
    Gil Rose, conductor; Rinde Eckert (Catch Electric Guitar Quartet; Boston Modern
    Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals)
    [BMOP/sound]
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Pierre Boulez, conductor (Roxana Constantinescu, Kyle Ketelsen & Nicholas Phan;
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    [CSO Resound]


Best Classical Contemporary Composition


    > Further information on Work: Deus Ex Machina



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