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Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in News | 0 comments

And the nominees are….

by Christie Connolley

The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced.  Check out the list of the nominees and tell us who you think will win and who will profess ‘It was just an honor to be nominated…’  Find out when the winners are announced on February 10!

Best Opera Recording

Berg: Lulu

Michael Boder, conductor; Paul Groves, Ashley Holland, Julia Juon & Patricia

Petibon; Johannes Müller, producer (Symphony Orchestra Of The Gran Teatre Del Liceu)

[Deutsche Grammophon]

Handel: Agrippina

René Jacobs, conductor; Marcos Fink, Sunhae Im, Bejun Mehta, Alexandrina

Pendatchanska & Jennifer Rivera (Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin)

[Harmonia Mundi]

Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Topi Lehtipuu, Miah Persson & Matthew Rose;

Johannes Müller, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)

[Opus Arte]

Vivaldi: Teuzzone

Jordi Savall, conductor; Delphine Galou, Paolo Lopez, Roberta Mameli, Raffaella

Milanesi & Furio Zanasi (Le Concert Des Nations)

[Naïve Classique]

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris,

Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

[Deutsche Grammophon]

 

Best Classical Vocal Solo

Debussy: Clair De Lune

Natalie Dessay (Henri Chalet; Philippe Cassard, Karine Deshayes & Catherine

Michel; Le Jeune Coeur De Paris)

[Virgin Classics]

Homecoming – Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato (Michael Stern; Kansas City Symphony)

[Kansas City Symphony]

Paris Days, Berlin Nights

Ute Lemper (Stefan Malzew & Vogler Quartet)

[Steinway & Sons]

Poèmes

Renée Fleming (Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France &

Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France)

[Decca Records]

Sogno Barocco

Anne Sofie Von Otter (Leonardo García Alarcón; Sandrine Piau & Susanna Sundberg;

Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea)

[Naïve Classique]

 

Best Orchestral Performance

Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

[SFS Media]

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Iván Fischer, conductor (Budapest Festival Orchestra)

[Channel Classics]

Music For A Time Of War

Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Oregon Symphony)

[PentaTone Classics]

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Valery Gergiev, conductor (London Symphony Orchestra)

[LSO Live]

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

[BIS]

 

Best Choral Performance

Handel: Israel In Egypt

Julian Wachner, conductor (Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Trinity Choir Wall Street)

[Musica Omnia]

Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen

Charles Bruffy, conductor (Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah

Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale)

[Chandos]

Ligeti: Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony

Peter Eötvös, conductor (Barbara Hannigan & Susan Parry; WDR Sinfonieorchester

Köln; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln)

[BMC]

The Nightingale

Stephen Layton, conductor (Michala Petri; Danish National Vocal Ensemble)

[OUR Recordings]

Striggio: Mass For 40 & 60 Voices

Hervé Niquet, conductor (Le Concert Spirituel)

[Glossa]

 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Americana

Modern Mandolin Quartet

[Sono Luminus]

Meanwhile

Eighth Blackbird

[Cedille Records]

Mind Meld

ZOFO Duet

[Sono Luminus]

Profanes Et Sacrées

Boston Symphony Chamber Players

[BSO Classics]

Rupa-Khandha

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

[Sono Luminus]

 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier

András Schiff

[ECM New Series]

The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau

Jory Vinikour

[Sono Luminus]

Gál & Elgar: Cello Concertos

Claudio Cruz, conductor; Antonio Meneses (Northern Sinfonia)

[AVIE Records]

Holst: The Planets

Hansjörg Albrecht

[Oehms Classics]

Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola

Kim Kashkashian

[ECM New Series]

 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays

Stephen Hartke, composer (Eighth Blackbird)

Track from: Meanwhile

[Cedille Records]

León, Tania: Inura For Voices, Strings & Percussion

Tania León, composer (Tania León, Son Sonora Voices, DanceBrazil Percussion &

Son Sonora Ensemble)

Track from: In Motion

[Albany Records]

Praulins, Ugis: The Nightingale

Ugis Praulins, composer (Stephen Layton, Michala Petri & Danish National Vocal

Ensemble)

Track from: The Nightingale

[OUR Recordings]

Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Towards The Horizon’

Einojuhani Rautavaara, composer (Truls Mørk, John Storgårds & Helsinki

Philharmonic Orchestra)

Track from: Rautavaara: Modificata; Percussion Concerto ‘Incantations’; Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Towards The Horizon’

[Ondine]

Stucky, Steven: August 4, 1964

Steven Stucky, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist (Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas

Symphony Chorus & Orchestra)

[DSO Live]

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