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Ned Rorem nominated for Grammy

Three Symphonies disc in running for best classical album

Composer Ned Rorem is one of the nominees for Best Classical Album at next year’s Grammy Awards for his disc Three Symphonies on the Naxos label.

Born in 1923 in Indiana, Ned Rorem has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship (1951), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1957), and an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1968). He received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award in 1971 for his book Critical Affairs, A Composer's Journal and in 1975 for The Final Diary. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his orchestral suite Air Music and in 1998 he was chosen as Composer of the Year by Musical America.

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