Written by Laurie Niles
Published: February 8, 2015 at 10:42 PM [UTC]
BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
John Adams: City Noir
David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)
BEST OPERA RECORDING
Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
The Sacred Spirit Of Russia
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
Label: Harmonia Mundi
BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores
Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
Label: Azica Records
BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
Partch; John Schneider, producer
Label: Bridge Records, Inc.
BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
John Luther Adams: Become Ocean
John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Label: Cantaloupe Music
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Symphony No. 4 & The Lark Ascending
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
Engineering: Michael Bishop
Label: ASO Media
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL
Beethoven: Cello & Piano Complete (Fischer Duo)
Brahms By Heart (Chiara String Quartet)
Composing America (Lark Quartet)
Divergence (Plattform K + K Vienna)
The Good Song (Thomas Meglioranza)
Mozart & Brahms: Clarinet Quintets (Anthony McGill & Pacifica Quartet)
Snapshot (American Brass Quintet)
Two X Four (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)
Wagner Without Words (Ll_r Williams)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Composer Pierre Boulez
For a complete list of all nominees, please see the Grammy.com winner page.
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Now about those earrings ...
I'm so glad you're talking about this. One of my oldest and dearest friends, Jory Vinikour, was up for his second Best Instrumental Solo Grammy last night. I thought that maybe Leon Fleisher (which spell-check tried to change to "fleshier") would get the sympathy vote, but he didn't win either.
Jory's album, Toccatas, is beautiful, bold and brilliant. His playing is superhuman.
I'm sure if Jory ever reads this comment, he will be embarrassed and will chide me for posting it, but he's too modest. I'll say it straight out -- Jory should have won.
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