Seattle Symphony Receives Three Grammy Nominations

Seattle Symphony’s Recording of Henri Dutilleux’s Métaboles, L’arbre des songes and Symphony No. 2, Le double was Nominated for:

Best Orchestral Performance

Best Engineered Album, Classical 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo by Augustin Hadelich

“Morlot evokes the thrill of ears discovering orchestral vistas and architecture in the moment.” – Gramophone

“Meticulously crafted music that delights the ear as it engages the mind, it is brilliantly played by the Seattle orchestra and the probing violinist Augustin Hadelich.” – Chicago Tribune

It was announced yesterday that the Seattle Symphony has received three nominations in the classical category for the 2016 Grammy Awards®. The nominations, all for the second installment in the all-Dutilleux series on the Seattle Symphony Media label, include Best Orchestral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo by Augustin Hadelich and Best Engineered Performance.

“I congratulate our Music Director Ludovic Morlot, our friend Augustin Hadelich, our audio engineer Dmitriy Lipay, and all of our musicians on these nominations,” said Simon Woods, Seattle Symphony President & CEO. “It’s becoming clear that our recordings of Dutilleux’s orchestral music are making a huge impact in the discography of this important composer. This  series has been an incredibly rewarding journey, and we look forward to sharing our third installment with the world next summer.”

Part of a three-disc, multi-year recording project, Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony released the second volume of orchestral works of Henri Dutilleux on Seattle Symphony Media on August 14, 2015. 

Released in March 2014, Volume 1 was hailed by The New York Times as a “Gorgeous, authoritative collection” and received three Grammy nominations last year for Best Orchestral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo by Xavier Phillips and Best Engineered Album. 

The orchestra plans to release Volume 3 during Dutilleux’s 100th anniversary season in 2016.

Posted on December 8, 2015