The Boston Symphony Orchestra and musical director Andris Nelsons brought home an orchestral performance Grammy on Monday night, their first Grammy win since forming a new recording partnership.
The BSO and Nelsons won the orchestral prize for “Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow,” ABC reported. The recording is the first that the orchestra has released since entering into a partnership with the Deutsche Grammophon label.
“Firstly I’m very proud of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,” Nelsons, who now has his first Grammy with the win, said to the Boston Globe. “All of the wonderful musicians, of course, but also the management team, the board, the supporters, and the audience, all the people who are a part of the Boston Symphony family.”
The symphony is currently on an undertaking to record a series of Shostakovich symphonies to be released on Deutsche Grammophon, with the next installment due in April, the Globe added.
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“I’m thankful to Deutsche Grammophon, our partners — we are going to record the complete Shostakovich symphonies and hopefully some other things as well,” Nelsons said to the Globe.