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Boston Symphony Is Rhapsodizing Over Its Orchestral Grammy

In this 2014 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons rehearses at Symphony Hall. The BSO won the orchestral performance Grammy for "Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow," on Monday. It was the orchestra's first recording in a new partnership with the Deutsche Grammophon label, and its seventh Grammy overall. (Steven Senne/AP)
In this 2014 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons rehearses at Symphony Hall. The BSO won the orchestral performance Grammy for "Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow," on Monday. It was the orchestra's first recording in a new partnership with the Deutsche Grammophon label, and its seventh Grammy overall. (Steven Senne/AP)
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The Grammys weren't just about Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is rhapsodizing over its win for best orchestral performance. The orchestra also has a partial claim to the Grammy for best opera recording, which involved former conductor Seiji Ozawa.

The BSO and musical director Andris Nelsons won the orchestral performance prize for "Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow." It was the orchestra's first recording in a new partnership with the Deutsche Grammophon label, and its seventh Grammy overall.

In a statement, Nelsons called Monday's win "incredibly gratifying."

"We hope this recording will give the BSO’s devoted patrons and classical music fans around the world a sense of our commitment to this transcendent music from which so much can be taken,” Nelsons, the Latvia-born maestro, said in the statement.

Ozawa, who was music director of the BSO for 29 years, shared the opera recording honors with Japan's Saito Kinen Orchestra.

With additional reporting by the WBUR Newsroom

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