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Susan Graham Nominated for Gramophone Award

Susan Graham Nominated for Gramophone Award

Susan Graham, “America’s favourite mezzo”, has been nominated for the Gramophone “Artist of the Year” Award 2005. The Gramophone Awards – often called the “Oscars of the classical music world” – are the most significant international honours bestowed in the arena of classical music. The “Artist of the Year” award will be chosen from six nominees who, according to The Gramophone and its readers, have achieved significant success through recording and performance over the last year. For Susan Graham, the last twelve months have been a time of extraordinary achievement, including her first Grammy® Award and more than 60 critically acclaimed appearances in opera houses and concert halls around the world. Susan Graham’s 2004 recording of Ives Songs, with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, received the Grammy® Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance, a Gramophone “Editor’s Choice” and “Best of 2004” picks from publications such as the The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. A critic for the former summed up the recording: “My newest favorite Ives recording … Smartly chosen, elegantly sung.” Susan Graham’s latest release for Warner Classics, “Poèmes de l’amour”, focuses on large-scale French vocal repertoire: Chausson’s Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, and John Adams’s 1993 orchestration of four of Debussy’s Baudelaire songs. Ms. Graham discussed the album in a wide-ranging Gramophone cover story this May and the recording was selected by Editor James Jolly in that same issue as “CD of the Month”. Please vote for Susan on the Gramophone web site

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