Robert Koenig, Kansas University associate professor of piano and chamber music, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his recording of "Viola Transcriptions" by William Primrose.
"Viola Transcriptions" includes music by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Wagner and others, transcribed by Primrose, a British violist, for viola and piano. Koenig recorded this release with Roberto DÃ-az, violist and president of the Curtis Institute of Music. They made the recording in Toronto in 2004 and released it in summer 2006 on the Naxos label.
Naxos submitted "Viola Transcriptions" to the Recording Academy, and it was chosen from more than 150 submissions. The release will join four other nominees in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) category.
The 49th annual Grammy Awards will be Feb. 11 in the Staples Center in Los Angeles.