10 Grammy Nominations!

Congratulations to our fabulous clients on their Grammy Nominations! South Dakota Chorale (Best Choral Performance and Best Surround Sound Album), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Best Orchestral Performance), Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Best Orchestral Performance), Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (Best Choral Performance), The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance), and Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich (Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance).

We are thrilled for John Newton, Mark Donahue, and Jesse Brayman on their Engineering nominations as well as Blanton Alspaugh for his nomination as Producer of the Year!

These new nominations put our overall Grammy count to 104 nominations. Congrats all – you deserve it!

Another great review for Tyberg!

From Audiophile Audition:

“The 5.0 recording is stunning, letting the listener absorb this little known work in a live acoustic space and with the fine South Dakota Chorale conducted by Bryan Schmidt. Organist Christopher Jacobson sounds flawless here and this recording is certainly one our audiophile readers will enjoy.

Marcel Tyberg’s story is a sad one, and we are lucky to have had his legacy saved by admirers. For decades his name and music have been in undeserved limbo. Kudos to Pentatone for getting engaged in this project and capturing a fine performance in pristine sonics.” – Mel Martin

Stereophile mention

“For the first time in a decade, Grammy Award-winning audiophile label Reference Recordings (RR) has updated its website. Filled with new features, including new blog posts and an “Audiophile Corner,” the website offers physical media and hi-rez downloads of a host of Reference Recordings made by legendary, Grammy-feted recording engineer/digital pioneer Keith O. Johnson, along with Sean Royce Martin, and other recordings on the RR Fresh! label recorded by the SoundMirror team. Booklets for all digital recordings may be downloaded gratis.” – Jason Victor Serinus

Read more at Stereophile.com

Huff Post 2016’s Best Albums Around the World

Patricia Kopatchinskaja with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – Schubert: Death and the Maiden

“This is Schubert’s Death and the Maiden as you’ve never heard before. Yes, many have tried creating orchestral adaptations of this famous string quartet, but, in the past, the results have been more or less “muddy”, losing the intimacy of the original quartet. Audiences in North America might not know it, but those in Europe (and Minnesota) have quickly discovered that Patricia Kopatchinskaja is near the top of any responsible conversation of who is the world’s greatest living violinist. Here, Kopatchinskaja’s new arrangement is brilliant, with her solos exquisitely captured in Alpha’s new recording with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.” – Daniel Rosenberg, Huffington Post

Check out the original article HERE

Grammy Wins!

We are pleased to announce that our recording of LA Opera’s production of Corigliano: Ghosts of Versailles won two Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical!

Congratulations to Blanton Alspaugh (Producer), Mark Donahue, David Williams, and Fred Vogler!