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Classical music winners at the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards

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Here’s your list of GRAMMY nominees and winners. Most of these are classical music categories, but I’m also including fields where classical artists beat non-classical (how nice). For the full list head to the official GRAMMY site.

Winners are in bold.

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Make it snappy: the best classical music Snapchat accounts

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Snapchat is a domain ruled by celebrity royalty like DJ Khaled and Kylie Jenner, as well as engagement machines like Buzzfeed and MTV. There’s a reason everybody’s getting on board: Snapchat boasts a jaw-dropping 8 billion video views per day and rising. It’s the messaging app whose 100 million daily users spend an average of 30 minutes a day using it.

So…. question: with all that action, where are the classical musicians?

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Classical music’s 58th annual GRAMMY Award winners

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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences held its 58th annual GRAMMY Awards last night. See all the classical nominees and winners (in bold) below.

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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has a new music director

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Sir Simon Rattle conducted the City of Birmingham Symphony for 18 years. After him, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons both held the position.

Now it’s Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s turn.

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Here are your classical link lifelines

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Should I be watching ‘Mozart in the Jungle?’

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A while back a CDA reader recommended I read Blair Tindall’s book Mozart in the Jungle for a look at the seedier side of classical music. I never got around to it, unfortunately. The book was turned into an Amazon TV series, nabbed Bernadette Peters & Gael García Bernal to star, and turned into a hit for Amazon TV.

But wait — the show’s won a couple Golden Globes, and classical stars like Lang Lang & Gustavo Dudamel have made MitJ cameos? Okay, I’m paying attention. Should I be watching this?

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Rossini’s seven lucrative years in Napoli

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On a recent trip in Napoli I came across the one-time home of Giachino Rossini. We missed the sign on Via Toledo the first couple times because it’s right next to an extremely popular fried-food joint. The swarms of people were not there for an operatic legend.

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Ten great classical music follows on Instagram

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Sometimes your Instagram feed can seem like an endless parade of food photos, braggadocious vacation updates, and tired memes. You need a change, a healthy classical music infusion.

Below you’ll find ten great classical music Instagram accounts. Choose your favorites, click the links to judge suitability, and follow if you’re feeling them.

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Hilary Hahn on the unbreakable teacher-student bond

I highly recommend reading violinist Hilary Hahn’s Slate piece about her two favorite music teachers — Klara Berkovich & Jascha Brodsky.

When Mr. Brodsky fell ill at 89, I visited him at a care center. Two nurses brought him to a large room, and he sat at a conference table. I assumed we were only there to chat, but I had my violin with me just in case. Sure enough, one of his first questions was, “Sweetheart, what did you bring to play for me today?” I reminded him of the repertoire I was working on, and he proceeded to give me a two-hour lesson. He leaned forward in his chair, singing examples, shaping my phrasing with interpretive gestures, and interrupting me to offer suggestions and corrections. For Mr. Brodsky, teaching was an unstoppable impulse.

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The Vultures of the Potomac

If I were in the National Symphony Orchestra I’d be chafed at Anne Midgette right now.

Anne Midgette is chief classical music critic at the Washington Post, and she’s got strong words for her city’s resident orchestra, which is in the middle of a search for its next music director.