January 26, 2008 at 7:44 AMThe 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?
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