Sunday, March 19, 2023

Classical Grammies 2023

Engineered Album, Classical

  • WINNER: “Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique – The Making Of The Orchestra”
    Shawn Murphy, Charlie Post & Gary Rydstrom, engineers; Michael Romanowski, mastering engineer (Edwin Outwater & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  • “Beethoven: Symphony No. 6; Stucky: Silent Spring”
    Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • “Perspectives”
    Jonathan Lackey, Bill Maylone & Dan Nichols, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Third Coast Percussion)
  • “Tuvayhun – Beatitudes For A Wounded World”
    Morten Lindberg, engineer; Morten Lindberg, mastering engineer (Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene)
  • “Williams: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Selected Film Themes”
    Bernhard Güttler, Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Christoph Stickel, mastering engineer (Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Williams & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical

  • Jonathan Allen
  • Christoph Franke
  • James Ginsburg
  • Elaine Martone
  • WINNER: Judith Sherman


Orchestral Performance

  • “Adams, John Luther: Sila – The Breath Of The World”
    Doug Perkins, conductor (Musicians Of The University Of Michigan Department Of Chamber Music & University Of Michigan Percussion Ensemble)
  • “Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 7-9″
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • “Eastman: Stay On It”
    Christopher Rountree, conductor (Wild Up)
  • “John Williams – The Berlin Concert”
    John Williams, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
  • WINNER: “Works By Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman”
    Michael Repper, conductor (New York Youth Symphony)

Opera Recording

  • “Aucoin: Eurydice”
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Barry Banks, Nathan Berg, Joshua Hopkins, Erin Morley & Jakub Józef Orliński; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • WINNER: “Blanchard: Fire Shut Up In My Bones”
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Angel Blue, Will Liverman, Latonia Moore & Walter Russell III; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • “Davis: X – The Life And Times Of Malcolm X”
    Gil Rose, conductor; Ronnita Miller, Whitney Morrison, Victor Robertson & Davóne Tines; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Odyssey Opera Chorus)


Choral Performance

  • “Bach: St. John Passion”
    John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir)
  • WINNER: “Born”
    Donald Nally, conductor (Dominic German, Maren Montalbano, Rebecca Myers & James Reese; The Crossing)
  • “Verdi: Requiem – The Met Remembers 9/11″
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Donald Palumbo, chorus master (Michelle DeYoung, Eric Owens, Ailyn Pérez & Matthew Polenzani; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • “Beethoven: Complete String Quartets, Volume 2 – The Middle Quartets”
    Dover Quartet
  • “Musical Remembrances”
    Neave Trio
  • “Perspectives”
    Third Coast Percussion
  • WINNER: “Shaw: Evergreen”
    Attacca Quartet
  • “What Is American”

 Classical Instrumental Solo

    “Abels: Isolation Variation”
    Hilary Hahn
    “Bach: The Art Of Life”
    Daniil Trifonov
    “Beethoven: Diabelli Variations”
    Mitsuko Uchida
    WINNER: “Letters For The Future”
    Time For Three; Xian Zhang, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)
    “A Night In Upper Town – The Music Of Zoran Krajacic”
    Mak Grgić

Classical Solo Vocal Album

    Joyce DiDonato, soloist; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro)
    “How Do I Find You”
    Sasha Cooke, soloist; Kirill Kuzmin, pianist
    “Okpebholo: Lord, How Come Me Here?”
    Will Liverman, soloist; Paul Sánchez, pianist (J’Nai Bridges & Caen Thomason-Redus)
    “Stranger – Works For Tenor By Nico Muhly”
    Nicholas Phan, soloist (Eric Jacobson; Brooklyn Rider & The Knights; Reginald Mobley)
    WINNER: “Voice Of Nature – The Anthropocene”
    Renée Fleming, soloist; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist

Best Classical Compendium

  • WINNER: “An Adoption Story”
    Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley; Jeff Fair, Starr Parodi & Kitt Wakeley, producers
  • “Aspire”
    JP Jofre & Seunghee Lee; Enrico Fagone, conductor; Jonathan Allen, producer
  • “A Concert For Ukraine”
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; David Frost, producer
  • “The Lost Birds”
    Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers

Contemporary Classical Composition

  • “Akiho: Ligneous Suite”
    Andy Akiho, composer (Ian Rosenbaum & Dover Quartet)
  • “Bermel: Intonations”
    Derek Bermel, composer (Jack Quartet)
  • “Gubaidulina: The Wrath Of God”
    Sofia Gubaidulina, composer (Andris Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester)
  • WINNER: “Puts: Contact”
    Kevin Puts, composer (Xian Zhang, Time for Three & The Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • “Simon: Requiem For The Enslaved”
    Carlos Simon, composer (Carlos Simon, MK Zulu, Marco Pavé & Hub New Music)