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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

2008 Juno Awards Nominees Announced

The list of nominees for the 2008 Juno Awards has been released.

The nominees for the four classical categories are reproduced below. In addition, the Windsor Symphony was nominated in the Children's Album of the Year category for their self-published recording of Prokoviev's Peter and the Wolf featuring Canadian actor Colm Feore as the narrator. See the story at the Windsor Star.

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
  • James Ehnes, Andrew Davis, Philharmonia Orchestra ELGAR VIOLIN CONCERTOS, Onyx*SRI
  • James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra KORNGOLD, BARBER & WALTON VIOLIN CONCERTOS, CBC*Universal
  • Les Violons du Roy WATER MUSIC, ATMA Classique*SRI
  • Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra VIVALDI: L’ESTRO ARMONICO, Analekta*Select
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal LA MER, ATMA Classique*SRI
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
  • Angela Hewitt RAMEAU KEYBOARD SUITES, Hyperion*SRI
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras BACH CELLO SUITES, Harmonia Mundi*SRI
  • Marc-André Hamelin ALKAN CONCERTO FOR SOLO PIANO, Hyperion*SRI
  • Matt Haimovitz AFTER READING SHAKESPEARE, Oxingale*KOCH
  • The Gryphon Trio SHOSTAKOVICH: COMPLETE WORKS FOR PIANO TRIO/SILVESTROV: POSTLUDE DSCH, Analekta*Select
CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE
  • Gerald Finley SAMUEL BARBER SONGS, Hyperion*SRI
  • Les Voix Baroques BUXTEHUDE – MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI, ATMA Classique*SRI
  • Measha Brueggergosman SUPRISE, Deutsche Grammophon*Universal
  • The Alderburgh Connection SCHUBERT AMONG FRIENDS, Marquis*EMI
  • The Gryphon Trio CONSTANTINOPLE, Analekta*Select
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
  • Brian Current THIS ISN’T SILENCE, Centrediscs*Fusion III
  • Christos Hatzis CONSTANTINOPLE, Analekta*Select
  • Jeffrey Ryan QUANTUM MECHANICS, Centrediscs*Fusion III
  • R. Murray Schafer LETTERS FROM MIGNON, ATMA Classique*SRI
  • Oskar Morawetz A CHILD’S CRY FROM IZIEU, Centrediscs*Fusion III
The Juno Awards are the annual Canadian awards for recording excellence.

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