Paul Jacobs Wins Grammy® Award for Messiaen Recording

By Thurman, F. Anthony | The American Organist, April 2011 | Go to article overview

Paul Jacobs Wins Grammy® Award for Messiaen Recording


Thurman, F. Anthony, The American Organist


First Organ Soloist Ever to Receive Coveted Prize from The Recording Academy®

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) celebrates "with its distinguished member, PAUL JACOBS, winner of the 2011 GRAMMY® Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra). The award was announced at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, and given in recognition of his CD recording of Olivier Messiaen's Livre du Saint- Sacrement (Naxos, 2010) made at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City. Messiaen's Livre was commissioned by the AGO for the 1986 AGO National Convention in Detroit. Jacobs's recording of contemporary classical organ music shared the spotlight with such notable sensations as Lady Gaga, who won three GlGAMMYs in the popular music genre. Paul Jacobs was unable to walk the red carpet to receive the award in person because he is performing with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.

"Jacobs is the first organist ever to receive a prestigious GRAMMY Award for a solo recording," declared AGO Executive Director James Thomashower. "For organists everywhere, the day has been made brighter by the light of Paul's stunning accomplishment."

"This is indeed an important occurrence for all of us associated with the art of organ playing," added Jacobs. "It has been an ongoing passion of mine to build even a modest bridge from the organ profession to the broader world of music. Young organists must understand that enthusiasm alone - no matter how sincere - is not enough to garner the respect needed to be taken seriously as artists. We must be willing to work tirelessly. We must become wedded to the beauty of great organ music so that it drives us to intense devotion to our art; then we will reap golden rewards."

Hailed for his prodigious technique and vivid interpretive imagination, Paul Jacobs is widely acknowledged for reinvigorating the American organ stage with a fresh performance style and "an unbridled joy of music making" (Baltimore Sun). …

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