2015 Grammys – Jason Vieaux Best Classical Instrumental Solo

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Jason Vieaux © Christina Jensen

JASON VIEAUX’s  recording Play has won the ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ prize at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, held on 8 February 2015 at Staples Center, Los Angeles. 

The nominees in the category of  ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ were announced on 5 December 2014Play Jason Vieaux (Azica Records); All The Things You Are Leon Fleisher (Bridge Records); The Carnegie Recital Daniil Trifonov (Deutsche Grammophon); Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain… Xavier Phillips (cello) with Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony); and Toccatas – Modern American Music for Harpsichord Jory Vinikour (Dorian Sono Luminus)

Jason Vieaux’s Play recording includes:

1.   Jongo by Paulo Bellinati
2.   El Colibri by Julio Sagreras
3.   A Felicidade by Antônio Carlos Jobim, arr. Roland Dyens
4.   Cavatina from The Deer Hunter by Stanley Myers
5.   Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tárrega
6.   Sunburst by Andrew York
7.   Danza Caracteristica by Leo Brouwer
8.   Tango en Skai by Roland Dyens
9.   Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tárrega
10.  Las Abejas by Agustín Barrios
11.  Estudio Sin Luz by Andrés Segovia
12.  Vals Venozolano No. 3 by Antonio Lauro
13.  Misionera by Fernando Bustamante, arr. Jorge Morel
14.  Por Ti, Mi Corazón, Mexican Folk Song, arr. Manuel Ponce
15.  Zapateado by Regino Sainz de la Maza
16.  Vals, Op. 8, No. 4 by Agustín Barrios
17.  In A Sentimental Mood by Duke Ellington, arr. Jason Vieaux

Alan Bise: Producer and Digital Editor; Bruce Egre: Recording Engineer (Azica Records)

Jason Vieaux’s latest recording, Together, which is being released this month is in duo with the harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Together, features original works for harp and guitar including Alan Hovhaness’ Spirit of Trees, Xavier Montsalvatge’s Fantasia, Máximo Diego Pujol’s Suite Magica, and première recordings of works commissioned by the duo: Knock on Wood (2012) by Keith Fitch and Hypnotized (2013) by Gary Schocker (Azica Records).
 

© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2015

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