The Cleveland Orchestra received two Grammy nominations last night. The announcement, which came as part of an hour-long CBS special from Club Nokia in Los Angeles, also recognized Cleveland Orchestra violist Eliesha Nelson, who received nominations in three categories for her recording Quincy Porter: Complete Viola Works, Dorian Sono Luminus.
The Cleveland Orchestra has been nominated for Grammy Awards in the following categories: Best Classical Vocal Performance – Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder – Franz Welser-Möst, conductor, Measha Brueggergosman, soprano, The Cleveland Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon, and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra – Mozart Piano Concerto’s Nos. 23 and 24, Mitsuko Uchida, director and piano, The Cleveland Orchestra, Decca.
Eliesha Nelson received three nominations in the categories of Best Chamber Music Performance, Best Engineered Album, Classical, and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra.
Here’s what Measha Brueggergosman had to say to CBC News when she was surprised to hear she was nominated: ”Because it really wasn’t like on my radar. You know, I kind of hold out for the ECMAs and the Junos. The Grammys never really occur to me,” she said.
Brueggergosman, a 33-year-old soprano, has already won a Grammy for a team project.
“I was actually involved in a project that won multiple Grammys, but I was one of like six soloists or something. And Leonard Slatkin was conducting — it was a recording of a William Bolcom piece,” she said.
“I actually have a picture of me trying to steal Leonard Slatkin’s Grammy in his office in Washington. So when I say I’ll take it, I literally will take your Grammy.”