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55th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees for Classical Music (2013)


The 55th Grammy Music Awards will be broadcast on February 10, 2012, at 8/7 PM Central on CBS. The winners of the classical music Grammy awards will not be broadcast.

Other Grammy Award Nominees
World Music
Christian Music

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Americana [Sono Luminus]
  • Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 & 131 [Aeon]
  • Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen [Chandos]
  • Music For A Time Of War [PentaTone Classics]
  • Souvenir [2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

    Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • Tim Handley
  • Marina Ledin, Victor Ledin
  • James Mallinson
  • Dan Merceruio

    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 Opera Recording

  • Berg: Lulu [Deutsche Grammophon]
  • Handel: Agrippina [Harmonia Mundi]
  • Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress [Opus Arte]
  • Vivaldi: Teuzzone [Naïve Classique]
  • Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen [Deutsche Grammophon]

    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 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 Classical Compendium

  • Partch: Bitter Music
    Partch, ensemble; John Schneider, producer [Bridge Records, Inc.]
  • Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis
    Antoni Wit, conductor; Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin, producers [Naxos]
  • Une Fête Baroque
    Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor; Daniel Zalay, producer [Virgin Classics]

    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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