February, 10th. Here’s an update on the Oregon Symphony’s Grammy Quest. Blanton Alspaugh who engineered the Music For A Time Of War (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony) won a Grammy for producer of the year for his work on seven classical albums.

However, in the Best Engineered Classical Album, for which the Oregon Symphony was nominated, the winner was Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen.

In the  Best Orchestral Performance, for which the Oregon Symphony was  nominated, the winner was Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

The lauded Oregon Symphony Album Music For A Time Of War (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony)  is available at http://www.musicmillennium.com/Item/9002843600

A list of the the category winners is below and can also be found at http://www.grammy.com/nominees

Producer Of The Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh

Chamber Symphonies (Gregory Wolynec & Gateway Chamber Orchestra)

Davis: Río De Sangre (Joseph Rescigno, Vale Rideout, Ava Pine, John Duykers, Kerry Walsh, Guido LeBron, The Florentine Opera Company & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

Gjeilo: Northern Lights (Charles Bruffy & Phoenix Chorale)

In Paradisum (Brian A. Schmidt & South Dakota Chorale)

Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)

Music For A Time Of War (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony)

Musto: The Inspector (Glen Cortese & Wolf Trap Opera Company)

 

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Winner

Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen

Tom Caulfield & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)

Label: Chandos

Americana

Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (Modern Mandolin Quartet)

Label: Sono Luminus

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 & 131

Bruce Egre, engineer (Brentano String Quartet)

Label: Aeon

Music For A Time Of War

Jesse Lewis & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony)

Label: PentaTone Classics

Souvenir

Morten Lindberg, engineer; Morten Lindberg, mastering engineer (TrondheimSolistene)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

 

Best Orchestral Performance

Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

Label: SFS Media

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Iván Fischer, conductor (Budapest Festival Orchestra)

Label: Channel Classics

Music For A Time Of War

Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Oregon Symphony)

Label: PentaTone Classics

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Valery Gergiev, conductor (London Symphony Orchestra)

Label: LSO Live

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

Label: BIS

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