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January 21, 2015

Eastman musicians earn Grammy nods

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Paul O’Dette, professor of lute (pictured), and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM) are nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Both are previous Grammy winners. O’Dette is a nominee in the Best Opera Recording Category. O’Dette and Stephen Stubbes, who serve as co-artistic directors of the Boston Early Music Festival, are the conductors on the album Charpentier: La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers. The album also features Christel Thielmann, assistant professor of conducting at Eastman, Avi Stein ’97E, and Zachary Wilder ’06. Ludwig is in the running for three Grammys with a total of five nominations: two each in the Album of the Year and in the Best Engineered Album Non-Classical categories, and a nomination for Best Surround Sound Album. The winners will be announced Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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