Robert Woods (producer)

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Robert Woods is a classical music producer. [1] Woods is a founder and former president of the independent record label Telarc International Corporation. [2]

An independent record label is a record label that operates without the funding of major record labels. Many artists begin their careers on independent labels.

Telarc International Corporation is an American audiophile independent record label founded in 1977 by two classically trained musicians and former teachers, Jack Renner and Robert Woods. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the label has had a long association with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Alhough it started as a classical music label, Telarc has released jazz, blues and country music recordings.

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Woods has won 13 Grammy Awards, with seven as solo awards for Producer of the Year, Classical and six as producer in collaboration with others including two each for Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance, as well as a Best Surround Sound Album and Best Classical Crossover Album. [3] [4]

The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Classical is an honor presented to record producers for quality classical music productions at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album was awarded from 1962 to 2011. The award had several minor name changes:

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

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