The nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards have been announced,
with a scattering of top string players in the mix. Kim Kashkashian
is nominated in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for
her ECM recording Kurtág/Ligeti: Viola Music. Antonio
Meneses features in the same category for his disc of cello
concertos by Elgar and Hans Gál (Avie).
Rautavaara's Cello Concerto no.2 'Towards the Horizon', which was recorded by Truls Mørk for Ondine, is up for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The Brentano Quartet's recording of Beethoven ops. 127 & 131 on Aeon and the Trondheim Soloists' 2L disc Souvenir are nominated for Best Engineered Album, Classical.
The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Sony Classical), Yo-Yo Ma's collaboration with bassist Edgar Meyer, Bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, gets a nod in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category. It is also up for Best Folk Album, along with the Carolina Chocolate Drops' Leaving Eden (Nonesuch).
The winners will be announced on 10 February in Los Angeles.