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2013 Classical Music Grammy Award Winners

55th Annual Grammy Awards

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On February 10th, 2013, the following albums, artists, and producers were awarded the golden gramophone. View the classical nominees for the 2013 classical music Grammy Awards. For more in-depth reviews, see the five nominees for best orchestral performance, and the five nominees for best engineered album.

1. Best Engineered Album, Classical

Life and Breath - Choral Works by René Clausen
Chandos
Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen
Tom Caulfield & John Newton, engineers
Mark Donahue, mastering engineer
(Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)
Label: Chandos

2. Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh
  • Chamber Symphonies (Gregory Wolynec & Gateway Chamber Orchestra)
  • Davis: Río De Sangre (Joseph Rescigno, Vale Rideout, Ava Pine, John Duykers, Kerry Walsh, Guido LeBron, The Florentine Opera Company & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
  • Gjeilo: Northern Lights (Charles Bruffy & Phoenix Chorale)
  • In Paradisum (Brian A. Schmidt & South Dakota Chorale)
  • Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)
  • Music For A Time Of War (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony)
  • Musto: The Inspector (Glen Cortese & Wolf Trap Opera Company

3. Best Orchestral Performance

Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine
SFS Media
Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
(San Francisco Symphony)
Label: SFS Media

4. Best Opera Recording

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Deutsche Grammophon
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors
Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt
Jay David Saks, producer
(The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

5. Best Choral Performance

Life and Breath - Choral Works by René Clausen
Chandos
Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen
Charles Bruffy, conductor
(Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale)
Label: Chandos

6. Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance

Meanwhile, Eighth Blackbird
Cedille Records
Meanwhile
Eighth Blackbird
Label: Cedille Records

7. Best Classical Instrument Solo

Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola
ECM New Series
Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola
Kim Kashkashian
Label: ECM New Series

8. Best Classical Vocal Solo

Poèmes - Renee Fleming
Decca Records
Poèmes
Renée Fleming
(Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France)
Label: Decca Records

9. Best Classical Compendium

Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis
Naxos
Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis Antoni Wit, conductor
Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin, producers
Label: Naxos

10. Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Meanwhile, Eighth Blackbird
Cedille Records
Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays
Stephen Hartke, composer
(Eighth Blackbird)
Track from: Meanwhile
Label: Cedille Records

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