Self high-five: the 2014 classical Grammys

Takeaways from last night:

—You will google Roomful of Teeth in the very immediate future.

—Primetime TV doesn’t care about classical music except when Metallica’s involved. (Shouts Kirk Hammett’s Lou Reed “Destroyer” tshirt.)

—Newly ascendant Minnesota Orchestra got tons of love, and deservedly so. You can dial up their Sibelius records on Spotify, for free ninety-nine. They’re back and better than ever.

—Dawn Upshaw and Maria Schneider walked away with hardware for Winter Morning Walks. The album was crowd-funded, and it’s good to know people are willing to drop coin for classical projects.

—You’re forgiven if you watched the Royal Rumble last night instead of the three-and-a-half-hour Grammys.

—Best non-classical performance last night obviously Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons. Debate over.

Want a full wrap-up? Shwing.


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