Will the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Bring Home Another Grammy?
The 2018 winners are up again for three potential wins in the 2019 awards.
PHOTOS BY BECKY THURNER BRADDOCK
An album consisting of a Beethoven Symphony and Strauss Horn Concerto has earned the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra three Grammy nominations, the organization announced last week.
The PSO’s “Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’/Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1” album, recorded at Heinz Hall, earned nominations for “Best Orchestral Performance,” “Best Engineered Album, Classical” and “Producer of the Year, Classical.”
“We are honored to be recognized again this year with these three GRAMMY® Award nominations,” PSO Conductor Manfred Honeck, who’s celebrating his 10th anniversary with the organization, said in a release. “On behalf of the entire PSO, I want to say how pleased we are that the outstanding talent of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and our wonderful Sound Mirror and Reference Recordings Team have received this honor.”
Honeck describes the Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” as a “dance symphony with dramatic inventiveness, full of new elements that had never been heard before.” The Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 features PSO Principal Horn William Caballero as a soloist.
PSO’s recording of Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5,” won two Grammy Awards, for “Best Orchestral Performance” and “Best Engineered Classical Album,” this year. They were also nominated for Grammys in 2015 and 2016.
The 2019 Grammy Award winners will be announced on Feb. 10.
Want to listen to the recording yourself? It’s available for purchase here.