Monday, February 14, 2011

2011 Classical Grammys

Verdi: Requiem with Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master; Christopher Alder,
producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus & Christopher Willis, engineers/mixers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus)

won for...

Best Classical Album
Best Choral Performance

Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin with Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin)
[Harmonia Mundi]

won for...

Best Opera Recording

Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony)

won for...

Best Orchestral Performance
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24 with Mitsuko Uchida and The Cleveland Orchestra

won for...

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 with the Parker Quartet

won for...

Best Chamber Music Performance

Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement with Paul Jacobs

won for...

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Dinastia Borja with Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya (Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó & Furio Zanasi; Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Josep Piera & Francisco Rojas)

won for...

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Sacrificium with Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)

won for ...

Best Classical Vocal Performance

I included so many of these because I was fascinated by the choice of repertoire. The Verdi Requiem and Mozart piano concertos are the only representatives of standard repertoire in the list.

Cecilia very much deserves her win. It's an amazing album.

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