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The Weekend Vote weekend vote: Whom would you choose to win the Grammy?

January 26, 2008 at 7:44 AM

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards are Feb. 10, and I'm happy to say that some wonderful young violinists are in the running.

For all you recording buffs out there, it's time for you to chime in! I'd like to look at the Grammy category that has two violinists as nominees, James Ehnes and Anastasia Khitruk: the Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) category. Here are links to all the recordings that are nominated:

Rózsa: Violin Concerto, Op. 24
Anastasia Khitruk, violin; Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor; (Russian Philharmonic Orchestra) Track from: Rózsa: Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante [Naxos]

Barber/Korngold/Walton: Violin Concertos
James Ehnes, violin; Bramwell Tovey, conductor; (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) [CBC Records]

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4
Lang Lang, piano; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor; (Orchestre De Paris) [Deutsche Grammophon]

Nielsen: Clarinet & Flute Concertos
Sabine Meyer & Emmanuel Pahud; Simon Rattle, conductor; (Berliner Philharmoniker) [EMI Classics]

Sol Gabetta, cello; Ari Rasilainen, conductor; (Münchner Rundfunkorchester) [RCA Red Seal]

Whom would you choose to win the Grammy? And what are your thoughts on these recordings?

From Josh Cohen
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 4:57 PM
Ya know, there are other violinists who are nominated for Grammys this year. On that stands out for me (relatively, of course) is Jeremy Cohen and Quartet San Francisco for best crossover album. Turtle Island was nominated also.
From Laurie Niles
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 4:40 AM
I just chose the one award category out of 110 that I thought was most relevant! There are 11 classical categories; if everyone is interested in voting on other categories just let me know, I can do a few more for next week!
From Clayton Tillotson
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 7:14 PM
I think James Ehnes' Barber Concerto is my favorite Barber recording at the moment. So I'm really glad he's up for a Grammy, as he should be!
From Jonathan Frohnen
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 11:02 PM
My fingers are crossed for you Anastasia!

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