February 1, 2010 at 8:44 PM
The Grammy award winners for 2009 have just been announced. Here are some of the award winning classical music albums. For complete details, see the Grammy site. The nominees are interesting, and they are listed on the same site.
Best classical album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Best orchestral performance: Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé, James Levine, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Best opera recording: Britten: Billy Budd, Daniel Harding, conductor; London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus
Best instrumental soloist performance (without orchestra): Sharon Isbin (guitarist), Journey to the New World
Best classical vocal performance: Renee Fleming, Verismo Arias
Best classical contemporary composition: Higdon, Jennifer, Percussion Concerto
Best classical crossover album: Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace, Yo Yo Ma
Best engineered album, classical: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Best producer of the year, classical: Steven Epstein (5 recordings)
Best Chamber Music Prformace: Intimate Letters, Emerson String quartet
Best instrumental soloist(s) performance (with orchestra): Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Best Choral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
I'm disappointed that Enso didn't win the Chamber Music Performance. I've had the pleasure of not only seeing them perform on multiple occasions, but also being coached by them at Interlochen in the summer. They are very passionate about what they do.
The Grammy Site link doesn't seem to work properly, just brings me back to Violinist.com. :)
I fixed the Grammy site link. Thanks for calling it to my attention.
Thanks! The lists of nominees are interesting, indeed. I will be picking up some of the Chamber Music CDs, and definitely plan on getting Caroline Goulding's CD very soon.
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