Seattle Symphony recording wins Grammy

Congratulations to violinist Augustin Hadelich for a Grammy Award!

On Monday the Seattle Symphony’s recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’arbre des songes, with violinist Augustin Hadelich won a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. This recording is part of a three-disc, multi-year recording project on Seattle Symphony Media, the orchestra’s in-house record label. Hadelich will return to the Seattle Symphony at the end of March to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

The disc features live performances of Symphony No. 2 and Métaboles, and was also nominated for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album for the 2016 Grammys. The third and final recording, along with a commemorative box set of all three recordings, will be released later in August in commemoration of Dutilleux’s 100th anniversary.

Since the start of his tenure as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony have embarked on an in-depth survey of orchestral works by Henri Dutilleux, both in concert and the recording studio. The first volume in this recording project, released in March 2014, was hailed by The New York Times as a “gorgeous, authoritative collection” and received three Grammy nominations in 2015 for Best Orchestral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo by Xavier Phillips and Best Engineered Album.

Last year, the Symphony won their first-ever Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition with composer John Luther Adams for Become Ocean, which was commissioned and recorded by the Seattle Symphony and released on the Cantaloupe label.

The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received two Grammy Awards, 21 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades.

Listen to the Grammy-winning recording of L'arbre des songes by Henri Dutilleux with Augustin Hadelich, Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony.

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Posted on February 16, 2016