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Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) yesterday announced the nominees for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented on Monday 31 January 2022.

In the Best Orchestral Performance category, the award goes to the conductor (and the orchestra) and there are two nominations for records by living composers: John Adams’ Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives & Harmonielehre – a recording in which Giancarlo Guerrero conducted the Nashville Symphony Orchestra – and Muhly: Throughline, in which the composer himself, Nico Muhly, conducts the San Francisco Symphony.

The other candidate discs are Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 (with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin), Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Manfred Honeck conducting the Pittsburgh Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) and R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Scriabin: The Poem Of Ecstasy (Thomas Dausgaard conducting the Seattle Symphony Orchestra).