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Boosey Works Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

(December 2017)

Grammys.jpg The 2018 GRAMMY nominations were announced on November 28. Several recordings featuring Boosey & Hawkes composers are among those being considered for a 2018 GRAMMY Award.

Leonard Bernstein—The Composer
Nominated for "Best Historical Album"

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, Sony Classical releases an impressive 25-CD collection showcasing Bernstein’s extraordinary compositional range, with recordings of his symphonies, concert and theater works, ballets, and songs. The boxed set includes the original West Side Story recording and DVD; Wonderful Town with Rosalind Russell; Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs with Benny Goodman; plus a newly compiled CD Bernstein in Jazz. Of note are the famous Bernstein conducts Bernstein Columbia stereo recordings from 1960–1974, remastered from the original analogue tapes using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology.

> Watch Leonard Bernstein’s daughters Jamie and Nina discuss the boxed set.
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Concertos For Orchestra
(ft. Sebastian Currier’s FLEX)
Nominated for "Best Orchestral Performance"

This Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra album with conductor Louis Langrée features three Concertos for Orchestra that were commissioned by the orchestra during its 2015–2016 season to showcase its virtuosity, style, and signature sound. The album includes Sebastian Currier’s FLEX, a substantial 35-minute work that the orchestra premiered in November 2015. The Cincinnati Enquirer praised the work’s "glimmering palette of colors." The journal also praised Currier’s writing for strings, which "created a glowing atmosphere. Finally, the listener could revel in Currier’s gift for melody in long-breathed themes."

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Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches
Nominated for "Best Orchestral Performance"

Recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin, this album pairs Copland’s iconic Third Symphony with his lesser-known Three Latin American Sketches, which were ultimately the composer’s final orchestral work. The Third Symphony was described by the composer as "a wartime piece—or, more accurately, an end-of-war piece—intended to reflect the euphoric spirit of the country at the time." The fourth movement, heard on this recording in its original uncut form, opens by quoting one of Copland’s best-known pieces, Fanfare for the Common Man.

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