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Classical Grammy Nominees 2015


Full list of Grammy Nominees


Best Orchestral Performance

Adams, John: City Noir
David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)
Label: Nonesuch

Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time
Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Janácek: Symphonic Suite From Jenufa
Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Label: Reference Recordings

Schumann: Symphonien 1-4
Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Label: Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7; Tapiola
Robert Spano, conductor (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Label: ASO Media


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)
Label: CPO

Milhaud: L'Orestie D'Eschyle
Kenneth Kiesler, conductor; Dan Kempson, Jennifer Lane, Tamara Mumford & Brenda Rae; Tim Handley, producer (University Of Michigan Percussion Ensemble & University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra; University Of Michigan Chamber Choir, University Of Michigan Orpheus Singers, University Of Michigan University Choir & UMS Choral Union)
Label: Naxos

Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie
William Christie, conductor; Sarah Connolly, Stéphane Degout, Christiane Karg, Ed Lyon & Katherine Watson; Sébastien Chonion, producer (Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment; The Glyndebourne Chorus)
Label: Opus Arte

Schönberg: Moses Und Aron
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor; Andreas Conrad & Franz Grundheber; Reinhard Oechsler, producer (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden Und Freiburg; EuropaChorAkademie)
Label: Hänssler Classic

Strauss: Elektra
Christian Thielemann, conductor; Evelyn Herlitzius, Waltraud Meier, René Pape & Anne Schwanewilms; Magdalena Herbst, producer (Staatskapelle Dresden; Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon


Best Choral Performance

Bach: Matthäus-Passion
René Jacobs, conductor (Werner Güra & Johannes Weisser; Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin; Rias Kammerchor & Staats-Und Domchor Berlin)
Label: Harmonia Mundi

Dyrud: Out Of Darkness
Vivianne Sydnes, conductor (Erlend Aagaard Nilsen & Geir Morten Øien; Sarah Head & Lars Sitter; Nidaros Cathedral Choir)
Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

Holst: First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter
Andrew Davis, conductor; Stephen Jackson, chorus master (Susan Gritton; BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Symphony Chorus)
Label: Chandos Records

Mozart: Requiem
John Butt, conductor (Matthew Brook, Rowan Hellier, Thomas Hobbs & Joanne Lunn; Dunedin Consort)
Label: Linn Records

The Sacred Spirit Of Russia
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)
Label: Harmonia Mundi

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Dreams & Prayers
David Krakauer & A Far Cry
Label: Crier Records

In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores
Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-3
Steven Isserlis & Olli Mustonen
Label: BIS

Partch: Castor & Pollux
Track from: Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
Label: Bridge Records, Inc.

Sing Thee Nowell
New York Polyphony
Label: BIS

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
All The Things You Are
Leon Fleisher
Label: Bridge Records, Inc.

The Carnegie Recital
Daniil Trifonov
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Dutilleux: Tout Un Monde Lointain
Xavier Phillips; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
Track from: Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Tout Un Monde Lointain; The Shadows Of Time
Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Jason Vieaux
Label: Azica Records

Jory Vinikour
Label: Sono Luminus

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Douce France
Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
Label: Naïve

Porpora: Arias
Philippe Jaroussky; Andrea Marcon, conductor (Cecilia Bartoli; Venice Baroque Orchestra)
Label: Erato

Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin
Florian Boesch; Malcolm Martineau, accompanist
Label: Onyx

Stella Di Napoli
Joyce DiDonato; Riccardo Minasi, conductor (Chœur De L'Opéra National De Lyon; Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon)
Label: Erato/Warner Classics

Virtuoso Rossini Arias
Lawrence Brownlee; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)
Label: Delos

Best Classical Compendium

Britten To America
Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor; Colin Matthews, producer
Label: NMC Recordings

Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Daniil Grishin, Gidon Kremer & Daniil Trifonov; Manfred Eicher, producer
Label: ECM New Series

Mike Marshall & The Turtle Island Quartet
Mike Marshall & Turtle Island Quartet; Mike Marshall, producer
Label: Adventure Music

Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
Partch; John Schneider, producer
Label: Bridge Records, Inc.

The Solent - Fifty Years Of Music By Ralph Vaughan Williams
Paul Daniel, conductor; Andrew Walton, producer
Label: Albion Records


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean
John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Label: Cantaloupe Music

Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds
Anna Clyne, composer (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)
Track from: Two X Four
Label: Cedille Records

Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland
George Crumb, composer (Ann Crumb, Patrick Mason, James Freeman & Orchestra 2001)
Track from: Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 16
Label: Bridge Records, Inc.

Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band
Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Berlin, Richard Kelley, James Patrick Miller & UMASS Wind Ensemble)
Track from: Fantastique - Premieres For Trumpet & Wind Ensemble
Label: MSR Classics

Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4
Roberto Sierra, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Sierra: Sinfonía No. 4; Fandangos; Carnaval
Label: Naxos


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