GARNERS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR
HUNT LIEBERSON’S HANDEL ARIAS
7 December 2004
– Avie Records has received a Grammy
Nomination in the Best Classical Vocal
Performance category for the CD of Handel
Arias by mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt
Lieberson, it was announced today in
Los Angeles by the National Academy
of Recording Arts & Sciences.
The Grammy Nomination
represents the latest in a string of
successes for Hunt Lieberson’s Handel
CD (AV 0030). Released in June 2004,
the recording, released in Hybrid SACD
format, has been praised by the press
worldwide as "hypnotising,"
"priceless," and "sumptuous,"
among other superlatives. It has secured
Top 10 chart positions in the UK and
the US. It has been one of the most
talked about classical CDs of the year.
The Handel Arias
recording was the brainchild of Harry
Bicket, who conducts the Orchestra of
the Age of Enlightenment on this CD.
During their run of the critically acclaimed
Peter Sellars’ production of Theodora
at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2003,
the musicians made studio recordings
of the arias of Hunt Lieberson’s character
Irene. The CD was completed with two
arias from Serse, including the
evergreen Ombra mai fù, and the
cantata La Lucrezia.
Avie Records is
the independent classical label that
was launched in 2002 with a unique business
model based on artist-ownership. This
is Avie’s second Grammy nomination,
the first coming in the label’s first
year for The Dufay Collective’s Cancionero:
Music for the Spanish Court, 1470 –
1520 (AV 0005).
For further information
please contact Melanne Mueller, Avie
Records, phone +44 (0) 20 8540 7357,
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