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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony's Debussy: Images, Jeux, La plus que lente album nominated for 2018 Grammy Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance

November 28, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / November 28, 2017


  

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S DEBUSSY: IMAGES, JEUX, LA PLUS QUE LENTE ALBUM NOMINATED FOR 2018 GRAMMY AWARD IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

Recording on Orchestra’s in-house label SFS Media

SAN FRANCISCO, November 28, 2017–Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony’s live concert recording of Debussy: Images, Jeux, La plus que lente has been nominated for a 2018 Grammy® Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance. The all-Debussy recording was released in October 2016 and brings the vivid landscape of Images, impassioned playfulness of Jeux, and the sensuality of La plus que lente together in a collection that exquisitely illustrates the French composer’s mastery with orchestration. Click here to watch a video about the release.

Michael Tilson Thomas states: “Right from the start of my musical life, Debussy’s music captivated me. He had a genius for sensing the essential quality of a particular instrument’s voice and creating for it evocative solos that have become emblematic. His sense of unusual blends of different instruments was also original and highly demanding. In fact, his orchestral music, especially the later orchestral works like those on this album, presents some of the greatest challenges in the whole repertory for both conductor and instrumentalists.”

This is the 21st Grammy nomination for the San Francisco Symphony; the Orchestra has won 15 Grammy Awards, eight since launching SFS Media in 2001. The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, and broadcast live on CBS Television Network at 7:30-11 p.m. ET. Debussy: Images, Jeux, La plus que lente is available as a hybrid SACD compatible with conventional CD players, and as a digital download — including as high-resolution 24-bit downloads — and on all major streaming services. 

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