Animated Rockian Trading Logo - 12200 Bytes

2008 Archive page

NEWS
December 30, 2008, Melbourne
Reference Recordings logo TM RRR-118 Cover
ABC Classic FM Logo TM
“Lincolnshire Posy” Music for Band by Percy Grainger has been selected as the ABC Classic FM CD of The Week

ABC Classic FM selected Reference Recordings recording titled Lincolnshire Posy by popular wind ensemble Dallas Wind Symphony conducted by Jerry Junkin as CD of The Week from February 2 until February 8, 2009.   (RR-117)


NEWS
December 5, 2008, Oslo

2L Logo & Trade Mark Grammy Award Graphic TM 2L RECORDING DIVERTIMENTI HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THREE GRAMMYTM AWARDS   -   (2L50SABD)
- Best Surround Sound Album
- Best Engineered Album
- Best Small Ensemble Performance


2L 50 SABD Cover Recording producer and balance engineers Morten Lindberg and Hans Peter L'Orange have been nominated in the category for Best Surround Sound Album.

Recording producer and balance engineers Morten Lindberg and Hans Peter L'Orange have also been nominated in the category for Best Engineered Album.

Trondheim Solistene has been nominated in the category for Best Small Ensemble Performance.

This is the first time a Norwegian CD has been nominated in three categories.   Only two Norwegian performers - Leif Ove Andsnes and Truls Mørk - have been nominated before for GRAMMY awards, and only Truls Mørk has actually received one.   The prize for best sound production in surround was awarded for the first time in 2006.   2L (Lindberg Lyd) was also in 2006 nominated for their Surround Sound work with IMMORTAL NYSTEDT (2L29SACD).

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on February 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS.

2L formats “These GRAMMY nominations are a strong motivation for us to further explore the extreme possibilities of surround sound.   There is no method available today to reproduce the exact perception of attending a live performance.   That leaves us with the art of illusion when it comes to recording music.   As recording engineers and producers we need to do exactly the same as any good musician; interpret the music and the composer's intentions and adapt to the media where we perform.”  
- Morten Lindberg.



NEWS
December 5, 2008, Winchester, VA

Dorian / Sono Luminus Logo TM Grammy Award Graphic TM
DORIAN/SONO-LUMINUS RECORDING OF MUSIC WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY LUTE VIRTUOSO RON McFARLANE NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMYTM AWARD   -   (DSL-90701)

DSL90701 Cover Dorian / Sono Luminus is very proud to announce that world renowned American lute player Ronn McFarlane has been nominated for a Grammy Award as announced by the Recording Academy.   McFarlane's album Indigo Road has been nominated in the Best Classical Crossover Album category.

McFarlane has devoted himself to reviving the original tradition of lute composers where historically the lute player and the composer of music were one and the same by composing original, modern works for this age-old instrument.

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards are to be held on February 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.”
- Dan Shores, Sono Luminus



NEWS
December 5, 2008, Redmond, WA

FIM Logo TM Grammy Award Graphic TM
FIRST IMPRESSION MUSIC RECORDING OF SOLO GUZHENG PLAYED BY WEI LI IS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMYTM AWARD   -   (FIM K2 HD 076)

K2HD076 Cover FIM album Red Cliff Capriccio, featuring virtuoso guzheng soloist Wei Li has been nominated for a GRAMMYTM Award in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance category.

“I never thought that this year would be even more special for FIM.   It is because one of our albums: 'Red Cliff Capriccio' (FIM K2 HD 076), a guzheng solo, has been given a 2009 Grammy Nomination for the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance!   In other words, if we can win, we shall have our first Grammy Award! K2HD logo   As it is, it is already a great honor and recognition to receive a Grammy Nomination, please share our joy.   The result will be made known at the Grammy Awards Ceremony on February 8.”
Winston Ma - First Impression Music




NEWS
November 20, 2008, Melbourne
ATMA Classique Logo TM Dorian / Sono Luminus ACD2 2546 Cover
ABC Classic FM Logo TM
An innovative recording of a Chamber version of Schubert's Winterreise features as ABC Classic FM CD of the Week.   It presents young German tenor Christophe Prégardien with accordionist Joseph Petric and wind quintet Pentaèdre

ABC Classic FM selected ATMA Classique recording Schubert: Winerreisse by young German tenor Christophe Prégardien with accordionist Joseph Petric and wind quintet Pentaèdre as CD of The Week from November 24 until November 30, 2008.   (ACD2 2546)


NEWS
November 10, 2008, Melbourne
Dorian Sono Luminus Logo TM Dorian / Sono Luminus DSL-90802 Cover
ABC Classic FM Logo TM
Eciting new recording titled “CRAZY” from I FURIOSI, a controversial new Early Music Ensemble features as ABC Classic FM CD of the Week

ABC Classic FM selected Dorian/Sono Luminus recording titled Crazy by popular and controversial early music quartet I Furiosi as CD of The Week from November 17 until November 23, 2008.   (DSL-90802)


NEWS
September 25 2008, London
NMC Records Logo TM NMC Recordings CD Body Mandala, music composed by Jonathan Harvey, has been selected NMC D141 Cover as the winner in the Contemporary Music section of the 2008 Classic FM - Gramophone Awards

BBC Music - Gamophone Awards
Rockian Trading is thrilled to announce that NMC Records' recording of Anu Komsi, soprano with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov and Stefan Solom performing works by Jonathan Harvey, titled Body Mandala has been selected as the winner in the comtemporary music section of the 2008 Classic FM \ Gramophone Awards - (NMC D141).


NEWS
August 29, 2008, Glasgow
Linn Records Logo TM Linn Records disc of James Gilchrist performing songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams titled On Wenlock Edge has been selected as a CKD 296 Cover finalist in the solo vocal catagory of The Classic FM - Gramophone Awards 2008

BBC Music - Gamophone Awards
Rockian Trading is pleased to learn that Linn Records' recent recording featuring the fine tenor voice of James Gilchrist, accompanied by Anna Tilbrook, piano; Michael Cox, flute; Gareth Hulse, cor anglais and The Fitzwilliam String Quartet presenting Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge (a collection of Vaughan Williams' songs) has been selected as a finalist in the solo vocal section of the 2008 Classic FM \ Gramophone Awards   - (CKD 296)


NEWS
August 29, 2008, London
NMC Records Logo TM NMC Recordings CD Body Mandala, music composed by Jonathan Harvey, has been selected NMC D141 Cover as a finalist in the Contemporary Music section of the 2008 Classic FM - Gramophone Awards

BBC Music - Gamophone Awards
Rockian Trading is pleased to learn that NMC Records' recording of Anu Komsi, soprano with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov and Stefan Solom performing works by Jonathan Harvey, titled Body Mandala has been selected as a finalist in the comtemporary music section of the 2008 Classic FM \ Gramophone Awards - (NMC D141).


NEWS
May 28, 2008, Sydney
Linn Records Logo TM Linn Records recording of the Dunedin Consort performing J.S. Bach's Matthew Passion has been selected by ABC Classic FM as CD of The Week beginning June 2

CKD 313 Cover
ABC Classic FM Logo TM
We are thrilled to report that Linn Records' recent recording featuring the award winning Dunedin Consort & Players directed by John Butt presenting J.S. Bach's Matthew Passion (the last performing version - c.1742) has been selected as ABC Classic FM CD of the Week to feature from June 2 until June 8.  


NEWS
March 12, 2008, Montréal
ATMA Classique logo TM Juno Awards Logo TM Four ATMA Classique recordings receive Juno Award® nominations.

The Juno Awards are presented annually by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) to recognize the best in the Canadian recording industry.   ATMA Classique recordings and artists were nominated for four of the top honours, which will be announced at a gala event in Calgary on April 6, 2008.

Classical Composition of the Year

ACD2 2553 Cover

R. Murray Schafer's Letters from Mignon
Works for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Eleanor James - mezzo-soprano
The Esprit Orchestra/Alex Pauk, conductor
ACD2 2553

Juno Awards Logo TM
Classical Album of the Year - Large Ensemble

SACD 2549 Cover ACD2 2569 Cover La Mer
Debussy • Britten • Mercure
Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
SACD2 2549

Handel: Water Music
Les Violons du Roy
Bernard Labadie, direction
ACD2 2569


Classical Album of the Year - Vocal or Choral performance

ACD2 2563 Cover

Dietrich Buxtehude's cantata Membra Jesu nostri
Les Voix Baroques directed by Alexander Weimann
Suzie LeBlanc, Catherine Webster - sopranos
Matthew White - alto
Pascal Charbonneau - tenor
Thomas Meglioranza - bass
ACD2 2563

Juno Awards Logo TM

NEWS
January 31, 2008, Cannes
Linn Records Logo TM Congratulations to Linn Records and the Dunedin Consort on winning a Midem Award.

CKD 285 Cover
Midem Classical Awards Logo TM


We are thrilled to report that Linn Records' successful and celebrated recording of Handel's Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742) has been awarded the prize for best Baroque Music recording at the Midem Classical Awards 2008.


News Page
2012 Archive
2011 Archive
2010 Archive
2009 Archive
2008 Archive
2007 Archive
2006 Archive
2005 Archive
2004 Archive