Third year in a row for GRAMMY recording nominations for the Orchestra

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA—A recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Manfred Honeck, just released in August, was nominated for three GRAMMY awards, announced this morning by the Recording Academy, which presents the awards.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Bruckner Symphony No. 9 has received the following nominations:

  • Best Orchestral Performance: Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Producer of The Year, Classical: Dirk Sobotka; Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

“On behalf of our brilliant Music Director Manfred Honeck and our exceptional musicians, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is deeply honored to be nominated for three GRAMMYs, including nominations for our marvelous partners at SoundMirror, master engineer Mark Donahue and producer Dirk Sobotka,” said Melia Tourangeau, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “The orchestra’s recording legacy is 80 years old and continues to bring the best in classical music to people around the world.”

This is the third year in a row that Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Orchestral Performance, taking home the award in 2018 for their recording of Shostakovich: Symphony No.5; Barber: Adagio. (That recording also won the GRAMMY for Best Engineered, Classical.) The release of the Bruckner No. 9 recording is the ninth in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! Series of multi-channel hybrid SACD releases on the FRESH! Series from Reference Recordings. The series has received GRAMMY nominations in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The GRAMMY Awards are music’s only peer-recognized accolade and recognize the highest level of achievement in music, according to the Recording Academy. The 62nd GRAMMY Awards will be presented on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.



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