December 10, 2018

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is pluri-nominated for the 61th Grammy Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that our release of Mason Bates – The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, received multiple nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards that will be held in February 2019!

Mason Bates – The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with The Santa Fe Opera and Michael Christie is nominated as Best Opera RecordingBest Engineered Album (Classical) and Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

“Edward Parks gives a terrific central performance as Jobs capturing both his charisma and his cruelty ini singing that swerves between persuasive elegance and caustic irony. Michael Christie conducts with plenty of energy and verve, and the playing and choral singing are exemplary in their precision. The recording itself, superbly balanced, retains the applause.” – Gramophone

Like Steve Jobs, composer Mason Bates is an innovator whose creativity breaks through boundaries, combining traditional orchestration with electronics in ways that have made him one of the most sought-after and widely programmed composers in the United States. In The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Bates and Campbell give us an alternative and intimate perspective of a public life, examining the people and experiences that shaped Steve Jobs: his father, his Buddhist practice, his rise and fall as an executive, and finally his marriage to the woman who showed him the power of human connection.

We are also honoured to announce that Blanton Alspaugh is nominated as Producer of The Year for the production of several PENTATONE’s recordings:

  • Aspects of America with (Carlos Kalmar, Oregon Symphony Orchestra)
  • The House Without A Christmas Tree (Bradley Moore, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra)
  • Haydn: The Creation (Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Houston Symphony & Houston Symphony Chorus)

Elisabeth Ostrow is nominated for the production of Mason Bates – The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (The Santa Fe Opera, Michael Christie).