Joseph Banowetz’s latest Grammy nomination came for his recording of Paul Kletzki’s Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 22, with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. The music of the Jewish composer Kletzki was lost in Nazi Germany and uncovered through UNT’s Lost Composers Project. Piano professor Banowetz previously was nominated for a Grammy with Alton Chung Ming Chan (‘82, ‘94 Ph.D.) for Best Chamber Music Performance.
In other UNT-related Grammy news, Michael Daugherty (’76) won for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for “Deus ex Machina,” and Norah Jones and Christian rapper Lecrae (’02) also were nominated.
Watch a report on Banowetz from WFAA-TV’s Debbie Denmon (’91).