Tuesday, February 14, 2012

RR Celebrated The Grammy Awards by Looking Back at past Grammys!

Sunday was the Grammy Awards Ceremony, and while there weren't any RR releases in the running this year, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of our past winners and nominees!

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS


Grammy Award ! (presented February 2011)

Reference Recordings is proud to report that our own "Prof." KEITH O. JOHNSON and DAVID FROST received a Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album!

BTW: This is RR's first release in Surround Sound.

RR-120 BRITTEN'S ORCHESTRA

Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony

Keith O. Johnson
, surround mix engineer; Keith O.
Johnson
, surround mastering engineer; David Frost, Producer

GRAMMY NOMINATION, 2007

(“Best Engineered, Classical”)
RR-108 Garden of Dreams (Music by David Maslanka);
Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin conducting. Prof.
Johnson’s seventh nomination for a Grammy engineering award!

2004—TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS—AND A WIN!

ARGENTO: Casa Guidi (RR-100) was
engineered by Keith O. Johnson using HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) technology, which he co-invented. It was produced by J. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr., 1998 Grammy nominee for Best Classical Producer. Recording sessions with Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra were in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, 2001-2002; it was released in 2003. Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade was nominated in the category "Best Vocal Performance," and composer Dominick Argento was nominated for "Best New
Classical Composition"—and WON!

GRAMMY® NOMINATION, 2003 — ("Best Engineered, Classical"):

RACHMANINOFF (RR-96) was engineered by Keith O. Johnson using HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) technology, which he co-invented. It was produced by J. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr., 1998 Grammy nominee for Best Classical Producer. Recording sessions with Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra were in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, May 31–June 1, 2001; the release date was October, 2001.

This is "Prof." Johnson's sixth nomination for a GRAMMY engineering award.

GRAMMY NOMINATION, 2002 ("Best Engineered, Classical"):

RESPIGHI (RR-95) was engineered by Keith O. Johnson using HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) technology, which he co-invented. It was produced by J. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr., 1998 Grammy nominee for Best Classical Producer. Recording sessions with Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra were in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, September 28-29, 1999; the release date was March 14, 2000.

This was "Prof." Johnson's fifth nomination for a GRAMMY engineering award.

RR’s First GRAMMY AWARD, 1986:

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA ("Best New Classical Artist') RR-2102

(Originally released as RR-16 Walton: Facade; RR-17 Stravinsky:
L’Histoire du Soldat



Additional GRAMMY-nominated titles:

ARNOLD OVERTURES (London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by
the composer, Malcom Arnold), RR-48

BOLERO (Eiji Oue/Minnesota
Orchestra), RR-92

STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring, The Song of the Nightingale, The
Firebird Suite
(Eiji Oue/Minnesota
Orchestra), RR-70

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 (Stanislaw Skrowaczewski/Minnesota
Orchestra), RR-81

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