DOUG MACLEOD'S RECENT RELEASE THERE'S A TIME ON REFERENCE RECORDINGS HAS BEEN TWICE HONOURED WITH AWARDS FROM THE BLUES FOUNDATION
The Blues Foundation presented the 35th Blues Music Awards Thursday night, May 8, 2014 in Memphis. The event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. First time winners included Gary Clark Jr., Doug MacLeod, John Németh, Shawn Holt & the Teardrops, Trampled Under Foot and their female bassist Danielle Schnebelen. The winners are:
Best Acoustic Album: There's a Time - Doug MacLeod
Best Acoustic Artist: Doug MacLeod
TWO RECENT LINN RECORDS RELEASES HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS FINALISTS IN THE GRAMOPHONE MUSIC AWARDS FOR 2013.
CKD399, The Phantasm recording of The William Lawes Concert to the Organ is a finalist in the Baroque Instrumental category, and CKD419, the John Butt directed Dunedin Consort recording of the J.S. Bach John Passion is a finalist in the Baroque Vocal category.
Consorts to the Organ
CKD419 - 2 disc set
Spanish-born Roberto Moronn Pérez studied in Madrid, Italy and the UK, graduating with first-class honours and a degree in Musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He completed a postgraduate program at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where he received the Julian Bream Prize and was selected to participate at the Wigmore Hall Award. A prize-winner of many international competitions, Roberto has appeared as soloist in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the USA, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Germany and Japan, and in concert with numerous Spanish orchestras. Recently, he played the famous Concierto de Aranjuez with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Linn Recordings Hybrid SACD, CKD 421, Berlioz: Les nuits dété has been selected as Recording of the Month in the June Issue of Gramophone magazine.
One of the striking facets of Ticciatis conducting and the SCOs playing in Les nuits d été is the clarity and detail that springs from the score. This is not effected in any obtrusive, mannered way but rather is an indication into Berliozs subtle touches of colour and textual variety Ticciati can coax a bleached, almost vibrato-less sound at moments of despair or introspection in Au cimetière and Sur les lagunes; the woodwind can take on an ominous darkness; but equally the sonority can blossom and burgeon in the final song, L île inconnue. And in between these two parameters the refined, natural calibration of dynamics and the supple weaving of the orchestral fabric are an absolute joy.
Two ATMA Classique recordings receive Juno Awards®.
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.