“Schnittke: Choir Concerto; Three Sacred Hymns; Pärt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons” by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Latvian conductor Kaspars Putniņš has received a nomination for the 64th Grammy Awards in the Best Choral Performance category. “Alfred Schnittke’s ‘Choir Concerto’ (1984/85) is one of the most powerful a cappella choral masterpieces. It is based on prayer texts from the ‘Book of Lamentations’ by the 10th century Armenian poet Grigor Narekatsi. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on January 31, 2022. It will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.
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