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ello (1 I only watched the preview for the Grammys. I did not watch the rest of it. I was not surprised that Adel won most of the top awards. I do like some of Beyoncé's songs. They did not show the classical awards.
The album by Michael Daugherty Tales of Hemingway on the Naxos label won in the categories of Best Classical Album, Best Instrumental solo and Best Classical Compendium. It was by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Giancarlo Guerrero. As stated earlier, I was never a fan of Hemingway. He was a bad role model. I was not in to his stories. The only story of his that I read was "A Farewell to Arms" Which was very depressing. I was forced to read it in a literature class that I too a long time ago at the local community college. I did not do good in the class and was talked in to taking it by one of the councilors that I was working with. I am not familiar with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Nashville does have a good arts scene other than Country Music. It is now a growing metropolitan area. I have never been much in to country Music. I do like some of it. But for the most part, most of the songs in this genre are rather depressing. I find much of Gustave Mahler's music also to be depressing.
The Best Opera recording went to John Corigliano's "Ghosts of Versailles" . I am not familiar with this Opera. It involves King Louis xvl of France and Queen Maria Antionette. It also involves characters for the Operas Barber of Seville and the Marriage of Figero which were based on stories by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais who was a favorite of the French Royal Family. In addition to the famous opera by Rossini There was another opera called the Barber of Seville written by Giovani Paisiello