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Grammy-Nominated Early Music Recordings

Harmonia takes a look at early music recordings nominated for the 2011 Grammy Awards

The San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra was one of this years Grammy nominees.

Harmonia extends congratulations to all of the 2011 Grammy winners!   Click here to view all the Grammy nominees and winners from this years awards show.

In the classical music genre, there were several early music recordings nominated.  Harmonia would like to highlight these recordings for your enjoyment.

Best Orchestral Performance

In the category of Best Orchestral Performance, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan received a nomination for this recording of three Haydn symphonies.

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Best Opera Recording

In the Best Opera Recording category, Europa Galante and Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo conducted by Fabio Biondi was nominated for their recording of Vivaldi’s opera Ercole Sul Termodonte.

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Best Small Ensemble Performance

Ensemble El Mundo, led by baroque guitarist Richard Savino received a nomination in Best Small Ensemble Performance for their recording entitled Kingdoms Of Castille.

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Best Classical Vocal Solo

Early Music was represented by three recordings in the Best Classical Vocal Solo category.

First, Natalie Dessay with Le Concert D’Astrée was nominated for a recording of Arias from Handel’s Opera Giulio Cesare.

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Also, countertenor Andreas Scholl with the orchestra, Accademia Bizantina received a nomination for a recording of the music of Henry Purcell.

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Finally, Ian Bostridge with the English Concert was nominated for his recording, Three Baroque Tenors.

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We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know these recordings!

 

Janelle Davis

Janelle Davis is a violinist and performer with period instrument ensembles throughout the United States. She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington where she specializes in early music.

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