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Conductor premiers 1930 music and earns Grammy honors

Chandos Records

Conductor James Blachly discovered a work completed in 1930 by Ethel Smyth.  Ninety years later, he has led the work to bringing the piece “The Prison” to its world premier recording.  The performance won the Grammy Award this year for Best Solo Vocal Performance for the two soloists, Sarah Brailey and Dashon Burton.  David Nicholas spoke with James Blachly about the project.

The recording of Ethel Smyth’s “The Prison” is on Chandos Records.  The 63rd Grammy Awards were handed out Sunday night.

David Nicholas is WCMU's local host of All Things Considered.