Artists, Engineers and Producers From The Naxos of America Family of Distributed Labels Win Six Grammy(R) Awards

Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:34pm EST

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  FRANKLIN, TN, Feb 10 (Marketwire) -- 
The music industry paid tribute to their finest at the 55th Annual
GRAMMY(R) Awards from Los Angeles.

    Conductor Antoni Wit, one of Naxos' ( most renowned
artists, and producers Aleksandra Nagorko and Andrzej Sasin won in the
Best Classical Compendium category for their recording Penderecki:
Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis.
Antoni Wit, a leading expert in Polish classical music, has received
seven previous GRAMMY(R) nominations for his recordings of music by
Polish composers. 

    Kansas City Chorale and its conductor Charles Bruffy, won the Best Choral
Performance GRAMMY(R) Award for their Chandos recording Life & Breath -
Choral Works By Rene Clausen. The album also garnered an award for Tom
Caulfield and John Newton, engineers, and Mark Donahue, mastering
engineer, in the Best Engineered Album, Classical category.

    Eighth Blackbird were repeat winners in Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble
Performance for Meanwhile, on Cedille Records. Founded in 1996, this is
the fourth GRAMMY(R) Award for Chicago-based Eighth Blackbird. Composer
Stephen Hartke won Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his
composition Meanwhile - Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays which
appeared on the album.

    Blanton Alspaugh won Producer of the Year, Classical for his work on:
Gjeilo: Northern Lights (Charles Bruffy & Phoenix Chorale), In Paradisum
(Brian A. Schmidt & South Dakota Chorale), Life & Breath - Choral Works
By Rene Clausen (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale) and Music For A
Time Of War (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony.

    Jim Selby, CEO of Naxos of America (, commented from the
ceremony: "I would like to congratulate all of the artists, engineers and
producers who helped create these wonderful projects. Their dedication,
excellence and imagination allows all of us to enjoy this amazing music."

    For a full list of the winning artists from the Naxos of America
distribution family, please visit 

    Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Naxos of America is the #1
independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada.
Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion,
Naxos of America distributes nearly 40,000 SKUs to traditional brick and
mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services
tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. 


Raymond Bisha
Naxos Director of Media Relations, North America /
Direct Line (347) 669-4417

Kelly Rach 
National Publicist, Naxos of America
Direct Line (615) 465-3806 

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