60TH GRAMMY® Awards Nominees Announced! Congratulations Alia Vox, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion and San Francisco Symphony.
[PIAS] America congratulates the artists and labels we've represented during this past GRAMMY season who have been nominated for the 60th GRAMMY® Awards.
GRAMMY® Award-winners Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are recognized for their outstanding recording of Debussy's Images; Jeux and La plus que lente receiving a Best Orchestral Performance nomination.
Divine Theatre, a collection of sacred motets by the Franco-Flemish composer Giaches De Wert, earns vocal ensemble Stile Antico a nomination for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance. The album has already landed on prominent Best of 2017 critical lists and this marks the group's third GRAMMY nomination on harmonia mundi.
Returning for his second recording of the Haydn Cello Concerto, this time released on Britain's Brightest record label Hyperion,the renowned cellist Steven Isserlis is honored with a nomination in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
Early music superstar Jordi Savall's latest major endeavor "The Routes of Slavery" (VIDEO: Les Routes De L'Esclavage) on Alia Vox is nominated for Best Classical Compendium. Here Savall brings together artists representing Europe, Africa, and the Americas to explore the music through which enslaved peoples forged a sense of community, preserved their own humanity, and found a way to endure in the face of unspeakable bondage. "The Routes of Slavery" honors their journeys through the incredible musical legacy they left and illuminates both the cruelest depths and extraordinary resilience of the human spirit. It recently received its U.S. premiere at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival in New York and was praised for being "... an inventive, moving, dare I say, uplifting evening of words and music.... that is Savall’s genius."