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2012 Grammy Nominations

December 11, 2012

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have received yet another Grammy nomination in the Best Orchestral Performance category, this time for the in-house recording of John Adams' Harmonielehre and Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

When you look through the Grammy nomination list, you have to look through more than 60 categories, including some arcane/exotic ones, before arriving at classical music, reflecting the genre's status in the recording world.

Of local interest:

  • Marina and Victor Ledin, Producer of the Year, Classical, for several recordings, including Delibes Sylvia and Coppélia (Martin West, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra) and Mind Meld (ZOFO Duet)
  • ZOFO, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Mind Meld
  • András Schiff, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, for Bach Das Wohltemperierte Clavier (part of his San Francisco performance series)
  • And here's a sure winner: Music Of Ansel Adams: America, Chris Brubeck and Dave Brubeck, composers, in the Best Instrumental Composition category.

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