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Jose Serebrier nominated for two Latin Grammys

Jose Serebrier nominated for two Latin Grammys

The Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the sixth Latin Grammy Awards, scheduled for 3rd November 2005 at Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium. The awards, an offshoot of the 47-year-old Grammy Awards, include classical and jazz categories as well as prizes for pop music of various styles and nationalities. The nominees for best classical album include two Warner Classics recordings: Glazunov's Symphony No. 5 and The Seasons recorded by Uruguayan-born conductor Josť Serebrier and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and guitarist Sharon Isbin's recording of concertos by Rodrigo, Villa Lobos, and Ponce with the New York Philharmonic, also conducted by Serebrier, a former Grammy winner himself. Serebrier's recording of Glazunov Symphony No. 5 was also nominated in the main Grammy Awards earlier this year in the Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical categories. A new recording, Glazunov's Symphony No. 8 and Raymonda, with the RSNO and Serebrier will be released in September 2005 and has already been praised by Rob Cowan in The Independent: 'This new recording by the Scottish National Orchestra under Josť Serebrier captures the Eighth Symphony's defiant conservatism, focusing in particular its pride and often delicate scoring: note for example the hushed string playing near the start of the finale. The coupling is a generous and well-played sequence from Glazunov's longest and most lustrous ballet, Raymonda.'

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