A work recorded at the Eastman School of Music and performed by an Eastman ensemble has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award.
“Barcelonazo,” which was performed by Musica Nova under conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, received a nomination for best classical contemporary composition in the 9th annual Latin Grammy Awards. The engineer on the recording, made in 2005 at Eastman, was Lou Chitty. The work was released by Bridge Records this year on a CD of the same name.
“Barcelonazo” was written by Argentinean-born composer Jorge Liderman. The 30-minute work is an ebullient score which seeks to reflect the excitement and intensity of the city of Barcelona. Liderman died earlier this year in San Francisco.
Liderman, who met Scatterday at Cornell University when Scatterday first performed his music, had received an Aaron Copland Music Fund Grant to record “Barcelonazo,” and contacted Scatterday to do the special project. The composition was performed during a concert on Oct. 7, 2005, with Musica Nova heading into the studio to record the work the very next day. Chitty, a production engineer in Eastman’s technology and media production department, edited and mastered the piece.
This year’s Latin Grammy awards will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Houston.
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