Classical music’s 58th annual GRAMMY Award winners


The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences held its 58th annual GRAMMY Awards last night. See all the classical nominees and winners (in bold) below.

Best Orchestral Performance

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, “Bruckner: Symphony No. 4”

Seattle Symphony, “Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double'”

Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphony No. 10”

The Oregon Symphony, “Spirit of the American Range”

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, “Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony ‘Humen 1839′”

Best Opera Recording

Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, “Janáček: Jenůfa”

Boston Baroque, “Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria”

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, “Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail”

Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus, “Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade”

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, “Steffani: Niobe, Regina Di Tebe”


Best Choral Performance

Bernard Haitink, “Beethoven: Missa Solemnis”

Harry Christophers, “Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610”

Craig Hella Johnson, “Pablo Neruda – The Poet Sings”

Eric Holtan, “Paulus: Far in the Heavens”

Charles Bruffy, “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil”


Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt, “Brahms: The Piano Trios”

Eighth Blackbird, “Filament”

Nadia Shpachenko & Genevieve Feiwen Lee, “Flaherty: Airdancing for Toy Piano, Piano & Electronics”

Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth, “Render”

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin, “Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2”


Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Augustin Hadelich, “Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes”

Joseph Moog, “Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos”

Kristian Bezuidenhout, “Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7”

Daniil Trifonov, “Rachmaninov Variations”

Ursula Oppens, “Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Beethoven: An Die Ferne Geliebte; Haydn: English Songs; Mozart: Masonic Cantata

Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall

Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album

Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali

St. Petersburg

Best Classical Compendium

New Budapest Orpheum Society, As Dreams Fall Apart — The Golden Age of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955)

George Manahan, Ask Your Mama

Paul McCreesh, Handel: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740

Giancarlo Guerrero, Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto

Nadia Shpachenko, Woman at the New Piano

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Gerald Barry, Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest

Andrew Norman, Norman: Play

Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances

Joan Tower, Tower: Stroke

Julia Wolfe, Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

Best Engineered Album, Classical

George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Ask Your Mama

Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich & Seattle Symphony, Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double’

Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque,Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria

Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony, Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’


Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

Manfred Eicher

Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin

Dan Merceruio

Judith Sherman


By Will Roseliep

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