Nominations in Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical

November 23, 2021

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PITTSBURGH, PA—A recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, announced by the Recording Academy in a livestream today from the GRAMMYÒ Museum in Los Angeles.

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

  • Best Orchestral Performance: Manfred Honeck, conductor (Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue, engineer

“We’re honored to be nominated for two GRAMMY Awards for the exceptional recording of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 by Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and soloists Christina Landshamer, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Werner Güra, and Shenyang,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “This recording was released in our 125thanniversary season, and is a reminder that music is a great source of joy and healing, and a hopeful future.”

The Beethoven No. 9 recording is the eleventh release in the Pittsburgh Live! series on the FRESH! Series from Reference Recordings since 2013, and the sixth recording to receive at least one GRAMMY nomination. To date, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has received 12 GRAMMY nominations, including two wins in the last six years. Mark Donahue of Soundmirror in Boston, Massachusetts, is a 20-time GRAMMY Award nominee, with 13 wins. Soundmirror is the long-time sound engineering and production partner of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings on the Pittsburgh Live! series.

The 64th GRAMMY Awards will take place on Monday, January 31, 2022, in Los Angeles. Digital downloads and SACDs of the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 recording are available through all major online music retailers, and on all streaming services. An audio clip of this recording can be heard on the PSO Shop webpage.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra recordings are made possible by generous grants from BNY Mellon, Hansen Foundation, and Cheryl and Jim Redmond. This recording is also in memory of Dr. John H. Feist and Madeline P. Feist.

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