61st Grammy Award Win: Personal note from Andris Nelsons

It is a huge honour for The Boston Symphony, myself and the whole team behind this project to win two Grammy Awards for our last instalment of our Shostakovich cycle of Symphonies 4 & 11 with Deutsche Grammophon Classics. This is the third time the cycle has won the award of ‘Best Orchestral Performance,’ and we are thrilled that our wonderful engineers for this project, Shawn Murphy and Nick Squire, have been recognised for their excellent work by winning ‘Best Engineered Album’. I am extremely proud of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and our special musical connection, the result of which truly inspires these live recordings at Boston Symphony Hall.

The music of Shostakovich is deeply rooted in my own musical upbringing and I hope it speaks to listeners as much as it does to me. I want to share with audiences across the world this deep and meaningful relationship and would like to wholeheartedly thank our partners at Deutsche Grammophon and to our wonderful production and sound engineering team for making this dream a reality.

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