Houston Symphony Receives Grammy Nomination for the Recording of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck
Style Magazine Newswire | 12/1/2017, 1:50 p.m.
The Houston Symphony has received a nomination for the 60th Grammy Awards for the recording of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck for Best Opera Recording in the classical category. Hailed by Gramophone as “One of the finest Wozzecks on record, orchestrally speaking,” and by Fanfare as a “Terrifically imposing performance” under the direction of “An experienced and confident conductor,” the two-disc album features former Music Director Hans Graf (conductor/producer); Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel (principal soloists); the Houston Symphony; and Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus. The album was also recently awarded the distinguished ECHO Klassik Award for Best Opera Recording (20th/21st Century Opera). Recorded during concerts at Jones Hall in 2013 by Brad Sayles, who now serves as the Houston Symphony’s recording engineer, the album was met with worldwide recognition upon its international release earlier this year on the Naxos label.