Symphony Nominated For 4 Grammys
This year it's four: The Seattle Symphony Orchestra has received four Grammy nominations for two discs of American composers Henri Lazarof and Howard Hanson, both on the Delos label.
The Hanson disc of Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6, plus his ``Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth,'' is up for Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance. The Lazarof disc, featuring ``Tableaux (After Kandinsky)'' with piano soloist Garrick Ohlsson, was nominated for Best Contemporary Composition and Best Classical Performance.
Gerard Schwarz, the Seattle Symphony's music director, conducted both recordings. He has been nominated for a fifth Grammy for Hanson ``Fantasy Variations,'' competing against himself (in the Lazarof disc) in the Best Classical Performance (instrumentalists with orchestra) category. The ``Fantasy Variations,'' a shorter work for piano and orchestra, feature pianist Carol Rosenberger and Schwarz's New York Chamber Symphony; this performance is paired with the Seattle Symphony's recording of two Hanson symphonies on the Hanson disc.
A couple of locally based bands won nominations in contemporary-music categories. Heart was nominated for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal for ``All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You,'' and the Robert Cray Band was nominated in the category of best contemporary blues recording for ``Midnight Stroll.''
Here is a list of nominations for the annual Grammy Awards:
Record of the year: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins; ``From a Distance,'' Bette Midler; ``Nothing Compares 2 U,'' Sinead O'Connor; ``U Can't Touch This,'' M.C. Hammer; ``Vision of Love,'' Mariah Carey.
Album of the year: ``Back on the Block,'' Quincy Jones; ``. . . But Seriously . . .'' Phil Collins; ``Mariah Carey,'' Mariah Carey; ``Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em,'' M.C. Hammer; ``Wilson Phillips,'' Wilson Phillips.
Song of the year: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins; ``From a Distance,'' Julie Gold; ``Hold On,'' Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard and Carnie Wilson; ``Nothing Compares 2 U,'' Prince; ``Vision of Love,'' Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies.
New artist: The Black Crowes; Mariah Carey; The Kentucky Headhunters; Lisa Stansfield; Wilson Phillips.
Pop vocal performance, female: ``All Around the World,'' Lisa Stansfield; ``From a Distance,'' Bette Midler; ``I'm Your Baby Tonight,'' Whitney Houston; ``Nothing Compares 2 U,'' Sinead O'Connor; ``Vision of Love,'' Mariah Carey.
Pop vocal performance, male: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins; ``Downtown Train,'' Rod Stewart; ``Georgia on My Mind,'' Michael Bolton; ``I Don't Have the Heart,'' James Ingram; ``Oh Pretty Woman'' (From ``A Black & White Night Live''), Roy Orbison; ``Storm Front,'' Billy Joel.
Pop performance by a duo or group with vocal: ``Across the River,'' Bruce Hornsby and The Range; ``All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You,'' Heart; ``All My Life,'' Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville; ``Hold On,'' Wilson Phillips; ``Roam,'' B-52's; ``Unchained Melody'' (1990 re-recording), Righteous Brothers.
Pop instrumental performance: ``Going Home,'' Kenny G; ``Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,'' Phil Collins; ``Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song),'' Quincy Jones; ``Twin Peaks Theme,'' Angelo Badalamenti; ``What's Goin' On,'' Stanley Jordan.
Rock vocal performance, female: ``The Angels,'' Melissa Etheridge; ``Black Cat,'' Janet Jackson; ``Black Velvet,'' Alannah Myles; ``Steamy Windows,'' Tina Turner; ``Whole Lotta Trouble,'' Stevie Nicks.
Rock vocal performance, male: ``Bad Love,'' Eric Clapton; ``Blaze of Glory,'' Jon Bon Jovi; ``Cradle of Love,'' Billy Idol; ``Rockin' in the Free World,'' Neil Young; ``You Can Leave Your Hat on,'' Joe Cocker.
Rock performance by a duo or group with vocal: ``Almost Hear You Sigh,'' Rolling Stones; ``Blue Sky Mining,'' Midnight Oil; ``Higher Ground,'' Red Hot Chili Peppers; ``Janie's Got a Gun,'' Aerosmith; ``Suicide Blonde,'' INXS.
Rock instrumental performance: ``Ah Via Musicom,'' Eric Johnson; ``D-FW,'' The Vaughan Brothers; ``Flying in a Blue Dream,'' Joe Satriani; ``Passion and Warfare,'' Steve Vai; ``True Gravity,'' The Allman Brothers Band.
Hard rock performance: ``Epic,'' Faith No More; ``Kickstart My Heart,'' Motley Crue; ``The Razors Edge,'' AC-DC; ``Ritual De Lo Habitual,'' Jane's Addiction; ``Time's Up,'' Living Colour.
Metal performance: ``Lights . . . Camera . . . Revolution,'' Suicidal Tendencies; ``Painkiller,'' Judas Priest; ``Persistence of Time,'' Anthrax; ``Rust in Peace,'' Megadeath; ``Stone Cold Crazy,'' Metallica.
Alternative music performance: ``All Shook Down,'' The Replacements; ``Goodbye Jumbo,'' World Party; ``I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got,'' Sinead O'Connor; ``The Sensual World,'' Kate Bush; ``Strange Angels,'' Laurie Anderson.
R&B vocal performance, female:
``Alright,'' Janet Jackson; ``Compositions,'' Anita Baker; ``Giving You the Benefit,'' Pebbles; ``I Can't Complain,'' Patti LaBelle; ``Make It Like It Was,'' Regina Belle.
R&B vocal performance, male: ``Here and Now,'' Luther Vandross; ``Johnny Gill,'' Johnny Gill; ``Misunderstanding,'' Al B. Sure!; ``Round and Round,'' Tevin Campbell; ``Whip Appeal,'' Babyface.
Rhythm & blues song: ``Alright,'' Janet Jackson, James Harris III and Terry Lewis; ``Here and Now,'' Terry Steele and David L. Elliott; ``I'll Be Good to You,'' George Johnson, Louis Johnson and Sonora Sam; ``My, My, My,'' L.A. Reid, Babyface and Daryl Simmons; ``U Can't Touch This,'' Rick James, Alonzo Miller and M.C. Hammer.
Best rap solo performance: ``All Hail the Queen,'' Queen Latifah; ``I Got the Job Done,'' Big Daddy Kane; ``Ice Ice Baby,'' Vanilla Ice; ``Monie in the Middle,'' Monie Love; ``U Can't Touch This,'' M.C. Hammer.
Best rap performance by a duo or group: ``And in This Corner,'' DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince; ``Back on the Block'' (track from Quincy Jones' ``Back on the Block''), Ice-T, Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee; ``Fear of a Black Planet,'' Public Enemy; ``The Humpty Dance,'' Digital Underground; ``We're All in the Same Gang,'' The West Coast Rap All-Stars.
Best New Age performance (vocal or instrumental): ``Balkan,'' Mysterious Voices of Bulgaria (Philippe Eidel and Arnaud Davis, producers); ``Caravan of Dreams'' (track from ``Reference Point''), Acoustic Academy; ``Earth: Voices of a Planet,'' Paul Winter; ``Mark Isham,'' Mark Isham; ``Taproot,'' Michael Hedges; ``Yellowstone - The Music of Nature,'' Mannheim Steamroller.
Best jazz fusion performance (vocal or instrumental): ``Apasionado,'' Stan Getz; ``Birdland'' (track from ``Back on the Block''), Quincy Jones (various artists); ``Fast Forward,'' Spyro Gyra; ``Inside Out,'' Chick Corea Elektric Band; ``Stolen Moments,'' Lee Ritenour.
Best jazz vocal performance, female: ``All That Jazz,'' Ella Fitzgerald; ``Carmen Sings Monk,'' Carmen McRae; ``Droppin' Things,'' Betty Carter; ``I Got It Bad and Ain't That Good'' (track from ``Echos of Ellington Vol. 1''), Dianne Reeves; ``The Peggy Lee Songbook - There'll Be Another Spring,'' Peggy Lee.
Best jazz vocal performance, male: ``Astoria: Portrait of the Artist,'' Tony Bennett; ``Big Boss Band,'' George Benson; ``Freddie Freeloader,'' Jon Hendricks; ``Scrapple From the Apple'' (track from ``The Many Faces of Bird''), Bobby McFerrin; ``We Are in Love,'' Harry Connick Jr.
Best jazz instrumental performance, soloist: ``Anniversary,'' Stan Getz; ``Basie's Bag'' (track from ``Big Boss Band''), George Benson; ``Crazy People Music,'' Branford Marsalis; ``The Hot Spot,'' Miles Davis; ``The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at The Blue Note,'' Oscar Peterson.
Best jazz instrumental performance, group: ``Again Never'' (track from ``Mo' Better Blues''), The Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Terence Blanchard; ``Bluesiana Triangle,'' Art Blakey, Dr. John and David ``Fathead'' Newman; ``The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at The Blue Note,'' Oscar Peterson Trio; ``Max & Dizzy - Paris 1969,'' Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie; ``Standard Time Vol. 3, The Resolution of Romance,'' Wynton Marsalis.
Best jazz instrumental performance, big band: ``Airmail Special,'' Louie Bellson; ``Basie's Bag'' (track from ``Big Boss Band''), The Count Basie Orchestra (on the George Benson album featuring The Count Basie Orchestra); ``Cookin' in the Kitchen,'' Lionel Hampton and His Big Band; ``The Definitive Thad Jones Volume 2 Live From the Village Vanguard,'' The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra; ``Treasure Chest,'' The Bob Florence Limited Edition.
Best country vocal performance, female: ``Come Next Monday,'' K.T. Oslin; ``I Fell in Love,'' Carlene Carter; ``Quittin' Time,'' Mary-Chapin Carpenter; ``Where You've Been,'' Kathy Mattea; ``You Lie,'' Reba McEntire.
Best country vocal performance, male: ``Friends in Low Places,'' Garth Brooks; ``Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart,'' Randy Travis; ``I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),'' Doug Stone; ``Turn It on, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose,'' Dwight Yoakam; ``When I Call Your Name,'' Vince Gill.
Best country performance by a duo or group with vocal (for organized duos or groups): ``Fast Movin' Train,'' Restless Heart; ``Ghost in This House,'' Shenandoah; ``Jukebox in My Mind,'' Alabama; ``Love Can Build a Bridge,'' The Judds; ``Pickin' on Nashville,'' The Kentucky Headhunters.
Best country vocal collaboration, for duos or groups of artists who do not normally sing together: ``A Few Ole Country Boys,'' Randy Travis & George Jones; ``Highwayman 2,'' Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & Johnny Cash; ``Poor Boy Blues,'' Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler; ``'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose,'' Keith Whitley & Lorrie Morgan; ``Waiting on the Light to Change,'' Randy Travis & B.B. King.
Best country instrumental performance: ``Dawg '90,'' David Grisman; ``Pedernales Stroll,'' (Track from ``Keeping' Me Up Nights''), Asleep at the Wheel; ``So Soft, Your Goodbye,'' (Track from ``Version of the Truth''), Foster & Lloyd; ``Wild Rose,'' (Track from ``Breaking New Bround''), Wild Rose.
Best bluegrass recording, vocal or instrumental: ``The Boys are Back in Town,'' The Nashville Bluegrass Band; ``Darlin' Boys,'' The Dillards; ``Grassroots to Bluegrass,'' Mac Wiseman; ``I've Got That Old Feeling,'' Alison Krauss; ``Take It Home,'' Hot Rize.
Best country song (songwriter): ``Come Next Monday,'' K.T. Oslin; ``The Dance,'' Garth Brooks; ``Friends in Low Places,'' Garth Brooks; ``When I Call Your Name,'' Vince Gill; ``Where've You Been,'' Kathy Mattes.
Best contemporary soul gospel album, for solos, duos or groups: ``Face to Face,'' Edwin Hawkins; ``He's Right on Time-Live From Los Angeles,'' Daryl Coley; ``Portrait,'' The Richard Smallwood Singers; ``Return,'' The Winans; ``So Much 2 Say,'' Take 6.
Best traditional blues recording: ``Coming to Town'' (Track from ``The Hot Spot''), John Lee Hooker, Earl Palmer, Tim Drummond, Miles Davis and Roy Rogers; ``Live at San Quentin,'' B.B. King; ``Standing My Ground,'' Clarence ``Gatemouth'' Brown; ``T'Aint Nobody's Bizness If I Do'' (Track from the ``Black and Blue'' cast recording), Ruth Brown and Linda Hopkins.
Best contemporary blues recording: ``Family Style,'' The Vaughan Brothers; ``Jump for Joy,'' Koko Taylor; ``Midnight Stroll,'' The Robert Cray Band featuring The Memphis Horns; ``Red Hot & Blue'' (Track from ``Red, Hot & Blue'') B.B. King and Lee Atwater; ``Stickin' to My Guns,'' Etta James.
Best contemporary folk recording: ``Days of Open Hand,'' Suzanne Vega; ``Hammer and a Nail'' (Track from ``Nomads-Indians-Saints'') Indigo Girls; ``Helpless Heart,'' Maura O'Connell; ``Steady On,'' Shawn Colvin.
Best reggae recording: ``An Hour Live,'' Toots & The Maytals; ``Make Place for the Youth,'' Andrew Tosh; ``Mek We Dweet,'' Burning Spear; ``Now,'' Black Uhuru; ``Time Will Tell - A Tribute to Bob Marley,'' Bunny Wailer.
Best recording for children: ``Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers,'' Doc Watson; ``How the Leopard Got His Spots,'' Danny Glover, narration, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, music; ``The Little Mermaid'' (various artists and songs from the motion picture), Roy Dotrice, narrator; ``The Little Mermaid - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'' (songs and instrumental score), Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, composers; ``The Rock-a-Bye Collection - Volume Two,'' J. Aaron Brown and David R. Lehman, producers.
Best instrumental composition: ``Change of Heart,'' track from ``Question and Answer,'' Pat Metheny; ``The Chief,'' track from ``Reunion,'' Pat Metheny; ``Going Home,'' track from ``Live,'' Kenny G and Walter Aranasieff; ``One Last Pitch, track from ``Lofty's Roach Souffle,'' Harry Connick Jr. and Joe Livingston; ``The Sinister Minister,'' track from ``Bela Fleck and The Flecktones,'' Bela Fleck.
Best instrumental composition written for a motion picture or for television: ``Dick Tracy Original Score,'' Danny Elfman; ``Driving Miss Daisy: End Titles,'' track from ``Driving Miss Daisy Original Soundtrack,'' Hans Zimmer; ``Glory,'' James Horner; ``The Little Mermaid: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'' (instrumental score portion of album), Alan Menken; ``Soundtrack from `Twin Peaks,' '' Angelo Badalamenti.
Best song written specifically for a motion picture or for television: ``Blaze of Glory,'' for ``Young Guns II,'' Jon Bon Jovi; ``Kiss the Girl,'' for ``The Little Mermaid,'' Howard Ashman and Alan Menken; ``More,'' for ``Dick Tracy,'' Stephen Sondheim; ``Sooner or Later,'' for ``Dick Tracy,'' Stephen Sondheim; ``Under the Sea,'' for ``The Little Mermaid,'' Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
Best music video, short form: ``All I Want,'' Lightning Seeds, director Tarsem, producer Lexi Godfrey; ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins, director Jim Yukich, producer Paul Flattery; ``Nothing Compares 2 U,'' Sinead O'Connor, director John Mayberry, producer Hugh Symmonds; ``Oh Father,'' Madonna, director David Fincher, producer Tim Clawson; ``Opposites Attract,'' Paula Abdul, directors Michael Patterson and Candice Reckinger, producer Sharon Oreck.
Producer of the year: Glen Ballard; Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham; Mick Jones and Billy Joel; Quincy Jones; Arif Mardin.
Best classical album: Adams, ``Fearful Symmetries,'' ``The Wound Dresser,'' John Adams, cond., Sanford Sylvan, baritone; ``Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti in Concert,'' Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, tenors, Zubin Mehta conductor, Christopher Raeburn, producer; Hanson, ``Symphonies 3 and 6, Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth,'' Gerard Schwartz cond., Carol Rosenberger, piano, Adam Stern, producer; Ives, ``Symphony No. 2, The Gong on the Hook and Ladder (Fireman's Parade on Main Street),'' ``Central Park in the Dark,'' ``The Unanswered Question,'' Leonard Bernstein, cond., Hans Weber, producer; ``The Last Recording,'' Vladimir Horowitz, piano, Thomas Frost, producer; Rachmaninoff, ``Vespers,'' Robert Shaw, cond., Robert Woods, producer.
Best orchestral performance: Beethoven, ``Symphonies No. 7 in A and No. 8 in F,'' Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony; Hanson, ``Symphonies No. 3 and No. 6,'' Gerard Schwarz, cond., Seattle Symphony; Ives, ``Symphony No. 2, The Gong on the Hook and Ladder (Fireman's Parade on Main Street),'' ``Central Park in the Dark,'' ``The Unanswered Question,'' Leonard Bernstein, cond., New York Philharmonic; Shostakovich, ``Symphonies No. 1 and No. 7,'' Leonard Bernstein, cond., Chicago Symphony; Shostakovich, ``Symphony No. 8,'' Leonard Slatkin, cond., Saint Louis Symphony.
Best opera recording: Mussorgsky: ``Boris Godounov,'' Mstislav Rostropovich, cond., National Symphony Orchestra, solos: Raimondi, Vichnievskaia, Gedda, Ptishka, Riegel, Tesarowicz; Michel Garcin, producer. Prokofiev: ``The Love for Three Oranges,'' Kent Nagano cond. Orchestra of Opera de Lyon & Chorus; solos: Bacquier, Viala, Gautier, Dubosc, Bastin; Arend Prohmann, producer. Verdi: ``Attila,'' Ricarrdo Muti cond. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala Milano; solos: Ramey, Studer, Shicoff, Zancaro. David Groves, producer. Wagner: ``Das Rheingold,'' James Levine cond. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; solos: Morris, Ludwig, Jerusalem, Wlaschiha, Moll, Zednik, Rootering. Cord Garben, producer. Weill: ``The Threepenny Opera,'' John Mauceri cond. RIAS Berlin Sinfonietta Berlin; solos: Lemper, Kollo, Milva, Adori, Denesch. Michael Haas, producer.
Best classical performance - instrumental soloist(s) with orchestra: Hanson: ``Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth,'' Carol Rosenberger, piano (Gerard Schwarz cond. New York Chamber Symphony); Lazarof: ``Tableaux (After Kandinsky) for Piano & Orchestra, Garrick Ohisson, piano (Gerard Schwarz cond. Seattle Symphony). Shostakovich: ``Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor,'' Glazunov: ``Violin Concerto in A Minor Opus 82,'' Itzhak Perlman, violin (Zubin Mehta conducting Israel Philharmonic); Stravinsky: Works for Piano and Orchestra, Paul Crossley, piano (Esa-Pekka Salonen cond. London Symphonietta); Trumpet Concertos (Haydn, Hummel, Tartini, Torelli and Bellini), Rolf Smedvig, trumpet (Jahja Ling cond. Scottish Chamber Orchestra).
Best classical performance - instrumental soloist (without orchestra): Carter: ``Night Fantasies,'' Adams, ``Phrygian Gates,'' Ursula Oppens, piano; Debussy: 12 Piano Etudes, Nitsuko Uchida, piano; ``The Last Recording'' (Chopin, Haydn, Liszt, Wagner), Vladimir Horowitz, piano; Mozart: Piano Sonatas K. 283, 331, 332, 333, Alicia de Larroche, piano; Paganini: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1, Midori, violin.
Best chamber music or other small ensemble performance - Vocal or Instrumental: Arensky: ``Piano Trio No. 2 in D Minor,'' Tchaikovsky: ``Piano Trio in A Minor,'' Mona Golabek, piano, Andrea Cardenes, violin, Jeffry Solow, cello; Bartok: ``Contrasts,'' Stravinsky, ``L'Histoire du Soldat-Suite,'' Ives: ``Largo, Songs,'' Richard Stoitzman, clarinet, Richard Goode, piano, Lucy Chapman Stoitzman, violin; Brahams: The Three Violin Sonatas (Nos. 1, Op. 78; 2, Op. 100; 3, Op. 108), Itzhak Perlman, violin, Daniel Barenboim, piano; Crumb: ``Black Angels,'' Tallis: ``Spem in Alium,'' Marta: ``Doom. A Sigh,'' Ives: ``They Are There!,'' Shostakovich: ``Quartet No. 8,'' Kronos Quartet; Haydn: ``The Seven Last Words of Christ,'' Julliard String Quartet.
Best classical vocal performance: Adams: ``The Wound-Dresser,'' Stanford Sylvan, baritone; Berlioz: ``Les Nuits D'Ete, Op. 7,'' Mahler: Five Wunderhorn Songs and Five Ruckert Songs, Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; ``Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti in Concert,'' Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, tenors.
Best contemporary composition: Adams: ``The Wound-Dresser,'' John Adams, composer (Sanford Sylvan, baritone; John Adams, conductor; Orchestra of St. Luke's); Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles, Leonard Bernstein, composer (William Sharp, baritone; Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano; Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, pianos); Lazarof: ``Tableaux (After Kandinsky) for Piano and Orchestra,'' Henri Lazarof, composer; (Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Seattle Symphony); Riley: ``Salome Dances for Peace,'' Terry Riley, composer (Kronos Quartet); Zwillich: Symphony No. 2. Ellen Taaffe Zwillich, composer (Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor; Louisville Symphony Orchestra).
Best engineered recording, classical: Crumb: ``Black Angels,'' Tallis: ``Spem in Alium,'' Marta: ``Doom. A Sigh,'' Ives: ``They Are There!,'' Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8, (Kronos Quartet), Judith Sherman, engineer; Mahler: ``Symphony No. 8 in E Flat (Symphony of a Thousand)'' (Lorin Maazel, cond. Vienna Philharmonic; Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna Boys Chorus; ORF Chorus and Arnold Schoenberg Choir), Bud Graham, engineer; Rachmaninoff: Vespers (Robert Shaw cond. Robert Shaw Festival Singers), Jack Renner, engineer; Shostakovich: Symphony Nos. 1, Op. 10 and 7 (Leningrad) Op. 60 (Leonard Bernstein cond. Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Karl-August Maegler, engineer; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Op. 65 (Leonard Slatkin cond. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), William Hoekstra, engineer.
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