[Seattle, Washington]. Early Music America congratulates its member organizations Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and El Mundo for their recently announced GRAMMY® Nominations.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Nicholas McGegan, Music Director) has been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Orchestral Performance for the second release from their new Philharmonia Baroque Productions label, Haydn: Symphonies No. 104 “London,” No. 88, and No. 101 “The Clock” by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The CD was engineered and produced by David v.R. Bowles of Swineshead Productions. The three symphonies were recorded live at First Congregational Church in Berkeley between 2007 and 2009. This is the second GRAMMY® nomination for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
Early music ensemble El Mundo has received a Grammy nomination for Kingdoms of Castille for Best Small Ensemble Performance. This is the second release from El Mundo led by world renowned Baroque guitarist Richard Savino and featuring singers like Nell Snaidas and Paul Shipper. This recording presents a selection of works demonstrating the rich musical repertoire and close cultural connections between 17th century Spain, Italy and the New World. The CD was produced by Sono Luminus in 2011.
Winners will be announced on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America. “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles. For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org.
Patrick Nugent, Publicity Director
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