Anybody checked the grammy nominations... here's contemporary classical composition:
Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean - Wow, cool. Always enjoyed this composer, lots of his stuff is a little slow moving though. This is one of his better works, it won the Pulitzer last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGva1NVWRXk
Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds - meh, comes off like one of the 'eastern minimalists' (Vasks or Kanchelli maybe). Kinda nice, but doesn't do much for me. I really liked her album on Tzadik, 'Blue Moth' a lot better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aCYiClxkfQ
Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland - Hooray, Love Crumbs music. This is Volume 7 of his 'American Songbook.' Maybe not the best of them, but great to see him get the recognition. Also good to see Bridge records get some recognition. David Starobin has done a great job there, he's up for best classical producer, and a mighty fine guitarist as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgEjVfwSXrE
Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band - Haven't been able to get a good listen to this one, just this sample. Sounds pretty good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUAwmqMwZqk
Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4 - Nice piece, not my style. I'm not big on the neo-romantic stuff, but very well done. sorry no links.
Not that I really care about any awards, especially any as commercial as these. I generally prefer modern European to American music anyway. Just check them to see if I've missed anything.