L.A. Phil and Wild Up earn 2023 Grammy nominations on a bright day for California classical music
LA musicians and composers will begin celebrating Saturday, April 21, the 2023 Grammy Nominations deadline. The nominations are based on the Grammys’ most-nominated recordings from 2018, with the criteria for nomination including creative excellence and musicality. They will be announced during this year’s ceremony on February 13.
LA-based musicians who have received one or more of the 2023 Grammy nominations are: David Lang, composer for the Broadway sensation Hamilton and the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of the piece, A Bejewelled World; R. J. Smith, composer for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Wicked, which had five of its nine nominations in the Grammy category Best Musical Theater Album; John Corigliano, composer for the musical The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and for the recording, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Best Original Score); and Matthew Shepard, composer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, who had nominated eight of its eleven pieces in the Grammy category Best Orchestral Performance.
Other musicians who have received one or more of the 2023 Grammy nominations are: Daniel Barenboim, conductor/music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; John Adams, composer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphonic band’s recording of the work, The Music of Gustav Mahler; John Harbison, cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its recording, Shostakovich: First Violin Sonata; Jonathan Tunick, pianist/composer for the music of Richard Wagner’s The Ring Cycle and its recording, Wagner’s Ring Cycle; and James Newton Howard, cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (and its recording, The Complete Schumann: Piano Sonatas) and composer/music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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