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56th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Classical Music (2014)

Presented on January 24, 2014

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The 56th Grammy Music Awards will be broadcast on January 24, 2014, at 8/7 PM Central on CBS. The winners of the classical music Grammy awards will not be broadcast.  For past years’ winners and nominees, view: 
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BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

  • Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1
    Neeme Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)|

    Label: Chandos

  • Lutosławski: Symphony No. 1
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
    Track from: Lutosławski: The Symphonies
    Label: Sony Classical

  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva
    Claudio Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

  • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
    Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
    Label: BIS Records

  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps
    Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
    Label: EMI Classics

BEST OPERA RECORDING

  • Adès: The Tempest
    Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

  • Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia
    Oliver Knussen, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Susan Gritton & Angelika Kirchschlager; John Fraser, producer (Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
    Label: Virgin Classics

  • Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba
    Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Anna Einarsson & Johannes Weisser; Morten Lindberg, producer (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra; Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble)
    Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

  • Vinci: Artaserse
    Diego Fasolis, conductor; Valer Barna-Sabadus, Daniel Behle, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli & Philippe Jaroussky; Ulrich Ruscher, producer (Concerto Köln; Coro Della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano)
    Label: Virgin Classics

  • Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
    Christian Thielemann, conductor; Katarina Dalayman, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Eric Halfvarson & Linda Watson; Othmar Eichinger, producer (Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper; Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE

  • Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts
    Colin Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
    Label: LSO Live

  • Palestrina: Volume 3
    Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)
    Label: Coro

  • Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra
    Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)
    Label: Chandos

  • Pärt: Adam's Lament
    Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
    Label: ECM New Series

  • Whitbourn: Annelies
    James Jordan, conductor (Arianna Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices)
    Label: Naxos

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

  • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas
    Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace
    Label: Decca

  • Cage: The 10,000 Things
    Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
    Label: MicroFest Records

  • Duo
    Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

  • Roomful Of Teeth
    Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
    Label: New Amsterdam Records

  • Times Go By Turns
    New York Polyphony
    Label: BIS Records

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO

  • Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti
    Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
    Label: Naïve

  • Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra
    Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
    Track from: Corigliano: Conjurer; Vocalise
    Label: Naxos

  • The Edge Of Light
    Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)
    Label: Harmonia Mundi

  • Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
    Track from: Magnus Lindberg
    Label: Dacapo Records

  • Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx
    Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

  • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960
    Maria João Pires
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

BEST CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLO

  • Drama Queens
    Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis; Il Complesso Barocco)
    Label: Virgin Classics

  • Mission
    Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis; Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)
    Label: Decca

  • Schubert: Winterreise
    Christoph Prégardien (Michael Gees)
    Label: Challenge

  • Wagner
    Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles; Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
    Label: Decca

  • Winter Morning Walks
    Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
    Label: ArtistShare

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM

  • Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik
    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Label: Ondine
  • Holmboe: Concertos
    Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Preben Iwan, producer
    Label: Dacapo Records
  • Tabakova: String Paths
    Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer
    Label: ECM New Series

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION

  • Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Magnus Lindberg, composer (Yefim Bronfman, Alan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic)
    Track from: Magnus Lindberg
    Label: Dacapo Records
  • Pärt, Arvo: Adam's Lament
    Arvo Pärt, composer (Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga)
    Track from: Arvo Pärt: Adam's Lament
    Label: ECM New Series
  • Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer (Leila Josefowicz, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
    Track from: Out Of Nowhere
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks
    Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)
    Track from: Winter Morning Walks
    Label: ArtistShare
  • Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices
    Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)
    Track from: Roomful Of Teeth
    Label: New Amsterdam Records

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