San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony has won some of the world’s most prestigious recording awards, including Japan’s Record Academy Award, France’s Grand Prix du Disque, Britain’s Gramophone Award, and the United States’ Grammy. For RCA Red Seal, MTT and the Orchestra have recorded scenes from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Mahler’s Das klagende Lied, two Copland albums, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, a collection of Stravinsky ballets (which captured three Grammys, including those for Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance), a Gershwin collection, and Charles Ives: An American Journey. Their recording of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony on SFS Media inaugurated a Mahler symphonic cycle and won the Grammy award for Best Orchestral Recording of 2002; their recording of Mahler’s Third Symphony won the 2003 Grammy for Best Classical Album; their recording of the Mahler Seventh captured Grammys for Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance of 2006; and their recording of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony won Grammys for Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance, and Best Engineered Classical Album in 2010. The recording of John Adams’ Harmonielehre and Short Ride in a Fast Machine won a 2013 Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance.