The 2014 nominees for the Grammy Awards were announced on 7 of December in Los Angeles and among the nominees were three Estonian names – Tõnu Kaljuste, Arvo Pärt and Neeme Järvi – each nominated in more than one category.
Also Manfred Eicher, the producer of ECM record label, who has been collaborationg with Arvo Pärt and several other Estonian musicians for many years, is among the nominees.
Arvo Pärt’s “Adam’s Lament” is nominated in three categories: Best contemporary classical composition, best choral performance and also as one of Manfred Eicher’s nominated projects. On the CD “Adam’s Lament” released under ECM New Series, Arvo Pärt’s pieces are being performed by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Riga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, soloists Tui Hirv, Rainer Vilu, and conductor Tõnu Kaljuste.
In addition to “Adam’s Lament” recording, Tõnu Kaljuste has also been nominated for the best opera recording with Ståle Kleiberg’s opera “David & Bathsheba”, and the conductor Neeme Järvi is announced as a nominee in the categories for the best orchestral performance and best choral performance with works by Kurt Atterberg and Hubert Parry.
The winners will be announced on 26 January 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
See the full list of nominees at: http://www.grammy.ee/nominees
Tõnu Kaljuste is nominated for:
BEST OPERA RECORDING, Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba, Label: 2L
BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE, Pärt Adam’s Lament. Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis) Label: ECM
Arvo Pärt is nominated for:
BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION, Adam’s Lament, Label ECM
(Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga)
Neeme Järvi is nominated for:
BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE, Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. Neeme Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra) Label: Chandos
BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE, Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra. Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)
Manfred Eicher is nominated for:
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, Classical
• Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (András Schiff)
• Canto Oscuro (Anna Gourari)
• Pärt: Adam’s Lament (Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Riga, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra)
• Tabakova: String Paths (Maxim Rysanov)