Ma, BSO nominated

January 06, 1995|By Stephen Wigler

For their recordings of three cello concertos with Yo-Yo Ma, David Zinman and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra were nominated yesterday for Grammys in two categories.

The "The New York Album," on the Sony Classical label, was nominated for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for its recording of the late Stephen Albert's Cello Concerto, which Albert wrote specifically for Ma, Zinman and the BSO. It was also nominated for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance With Orchestra.

If the recording wins, it will mark the second time in four years that Zinman, Ma and the BSO have won a Grammy.

The first came for a recording of concertos by Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten in 1990.

Zinman said yesterday that "The New York Album," which also includes works by Ernst Bloch and Bela Bartok, deserves a Grammy.

"I think the the record is absolutely fantastic. It features inspired performances by Yo-Yo and the orchestra of a superb work by Stephen [Albert]."

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