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December 8 , 2004

ECM RECEIVES NINE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS!


ECM and its artists have received a record nine Grammy nominations.

Manfred Eicher, who won a Grammy Award as Classical Producer of the Year in 2002, is again nominated (for the seventh time) in this category. The nomination is based on his production of five exemplary albums:

“Monodia”, works by the Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian, with Kim Kashkashian, Jan Garbarek, Leonidas Kavakos, the Hilliard Ensemble, Christoph Poppen and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.
Guillaume de Machaut’s Motets, sung by The Hilliard Ensemble.
Ysaÿe’s Sonatas for Violin Solo, played by Thomas Zehetmair.
Bach’s “Well-tempered Clavier”, played by Till Fellner
Music of Ravel and Enescu, played by Leonidas Kavakos and Péter Nagy

Tigran Mansurian’s "...And Then I Was In Time Again", from “Monodia”, is nominated, furthermore, as both Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra (violist Kim Kashkashian and Christoph Poppen with the Munich Chamber Orchestra).

The Hilliard Ensemble’s account of Machaut’s Motets is nominated as Best Chamber Music Performance, and Thomas Zehetmair’s interpretation of Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonatas For Violin Solo is nominated as Best Instrumental Soloist Performance without Orchestra.

In addition, Valentin Silvestrov’s “Requiem For Larissa” is nominated in two categories, Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Choral Performance (the National Choir of Ukraine).

In the jazz area, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette’s “The Out-of-Towners” is nominated as Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and Jan Garbarek’s “In Praise of Dreams” is nominated as Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Winners will be announced at the 47th Grammy Awards presentation, to be held on February 13th, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.