“Music’s Biggest Night” lived up to its name as the 2013 Grammy® Awards were bestowed last night, 10th February, in Los Angeles.
Soprano Renée Fleming and double-bassist and composer Edgar Meyer each add a fourth Grammy® to their mantel piece, whilst bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Deborah Voigt take home their second.
Fleming won the Best Classical Vocal Solo award for her Decca release Poèmes. The recording also features IMG Artists conductor Alan Gilbert leading the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. This is the fourth time Ms Fleming has taken this category, with previous wins in 2009 (Verismo Arias), 2002 (Bel Canto) and 1998 (The Beautiful Voice)
Meyer won the Best Folk Album award for his Sony Classical collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile, The Goat Rodeo Sessions. This is the second award he has shared with Ma, the first being the 2000 Best Classical Crossover Album award for Appalachian Journey. His second Crossover nod was for Perpetual Motion: Scarlatti, Bach, Debussy, Chopin with Béla Fleck. He and Fleck also shared the Best Instrumental Arrangement award that same year for Debussy “Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum” from Children’s Corner.
Voigt and Owens both won Best Opera Recording for Deutsche Grammophon’s Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen DVD. This is the second time they have each won in this category with Owens winning in 2011 for Adams: Doctor Atomic and Voigt in 1995 for Berlioz: Les Troyens.
Watch the Poèmes trailer
Watch behind-the-scenes recording footage of "Atta Boy" from The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Watch the Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen trailer
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