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Classical Notes: February 13, 2012 Archive

Roll Credits: 02/13/2012

Posted at 8:00 PM on February 13, 2012 by ClassicalMPR
Filed under: Programs, Roll Credits

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Barry: Out of Africa
Royal Phil/Barry

Steiner: Tara Theme GWTW
Royal Phil/Serebrier
RPO 017

Michel Legrand: I Will Wait for You
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Telarc 80319

Rosza: Spellbound Concerto

Mark Knopfler: Storybook Love from Princess Bride
Warner Brothers 25610

Max Steiner: Casablanca
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0422

Weill/Anderson: September Song
Walter Huston
Pro Arte 509

Franz Waxman: Peyton Place
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/John Mauceri
Philips 446681

Alex North: Unchained

John Barry: Lion in Winter
City of Prague Philharmonic
Silva 6018

Waxman: Philadelphia Story
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0708

Notable Classical Grammy Winners

Posted at 1:49 PM on February 13, 2012 by ClassicalMPR

The glitz of the Grammy Awards typically focuses on the pop music side of things... and this year was no different. As such, notable achievements for classical recording artists often go unnoticed. Here's a list of the awards we think deserve a little attention:

  • Best Orchestral Performance: LA Phil/Dudamel Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (Nic McGegan didn't win this year)
  • Best Opera Recording: John Adams: Doctor Atomic Metropolitan Opera
  • Best Vocal Solo: Joyce DiDonato "Diva Divo"
  • Best Choral Performance: The King's Singers w/ Eric Whitacre Light & Gold
  • Best Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird Steven Mackey: Lonely Motel
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Christopher Lamb, percussion Joseph Schwantner: Percussion Concerto
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition Robert Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

Visit the Grammy website for all Classical winners