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The National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences recently announced the nominees for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards. ClassicsOnline congratulates all the Artists, Ensembles, Composers, Producers, Engineers and Labels with nominated recordings in 2010.  The releases featured below have all been judged among the best produced in 2010.  Make sure your favorites are included in your collection. 


Best Classical Album - Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist.


Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Naxos 8.559635
 
 
Verdi: Requiem
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master; Christopher Alder,
producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus & Christopher Willis, engineers/mixers (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus)
CSO Resound  CSOR9011006
 

Best Orchestral Performance - Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.


Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony)
Naxos  8.559635
 
Salieri: Overtures & Stage Music
Thomas Fey, conductor (Mannheimer Mozartorchester)
Haenssler Classic  CD98.554
 
 
Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Symphony In Three Movements; Four Études
Pierre Boulez, conductor (Roxana Constantinescu, Kyle Ketelsen & Nicholas Phan; Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
CSO Resound  CSOR901918
 

Best Opera Recording - Award to the Conductor, Album Producer(s) and Principal Soloists.


Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin
Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange
Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin)
Harmonia Mundi  HMC801937.38
 
Sullivan: Ivanhoe
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor; Neal Davies, Geraldine McGreevy, James Rutherford, Toby Spence & Janice Watson; Brian Pidgeon, producer (BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; Adrian Partington Singers)
Chandos  CHAN10578-80
 
 
Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer
Valery Gergiev, conductor; Evgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin & Kristina
Kapustinskaya; James Mallinson, producer (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
Mariinsky MAR0504
 
Hasse: Marc' Antonio E Cleopatra
Matthew Dirst, conductor; Jamie Barton & Ava Pine; Keith Weber, producer (Ars Lyrica Houston)
Dorian Sono Luminus  DSL-92115
 

Best Choral Performance - Award to the Choral Conductor, and to the Orchestra Conductor if an Orchestra is on the recording, and to the Choral Director or Chorus Master if applicable.


Martin: Golgotha
Daniel Reuss, conductor (Judith Gauthier, Marianne Beate Kielland, Adrian
Thompson, Mattijs Van De Woerd & Konstantin Wolff; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; Cappella Amsterdam & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Harmonia Mundi HMC902056.57
 
 
Verdi: Requiem
Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus)
CSO Resound CSOR9011006
 

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) - Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.


Daugherty: Deus Ex Machina
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Terrence Wilson (Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony
Naxos 8.559635
 
Dorman, Avner: Mandolin Concerto
Andrew Cyr, conductor; Avi Avital (Metropolis Ensemble)
Track from: Dorman, Avner: Mandolin Concerto; Piccolo Concerto; Concerto Grosso; Piano Concerto
Naxos 8.559620
 
 
Kletzki: Piano Concerto In D Minor, Op. 22
Thomas Sanderling, conductor; Joseph Banowetz (Russian Philharmonic Orchestra)
Track from: Kletzki: Piano Concerto
Naxos 8.572190
 
Porter, Quincy: Concerto For Viola & Orchestra
John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Eliesha Nelson (Northwest Sinfonia)
Track from: Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works
Dorian Sono Luminus  DSL-90911
 

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) - Award to the Instrumental Soloist.


Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement
Paul Jacobs
Naxos 8.572436-37
 
 
20th Century Harp Sonatas
Sarah Schuster Ericsson
Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-92106
 

Best Chamber Music Performance - Award to the Artists.


Beethoven: Complete Sonatas For Violin & Piano
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov
Harmonia Mundi HMC902025.27
 
Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works For Guitar
Marc Regnier (Tacy Edwards, Natalia Khoma & Marco Sartor)
Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-92116
 
Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Parker Quartet
Naxos 8.570781
 
 
Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works
Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams (Douglas Rioth; Northwest Sinfonia)
Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-90911
 
Schoenberg: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4
Fred Sherry String Quartet (Christopher Oldfather & Rolf Schulte)
Naxos 8.557533
 

Best Small Ensemble Performance - Award to the Ensemble (and to the Conductor.)


Whitacre, Eric: Choral Music
Noel Edison, conductor; Elora Festival Singers (Carol Bauman & Leslie De'Ath)
Naxos 8.559677
 
 

Choral Concert: Sixteen - BYRD, W. / SHEPPARD, J. / TALLIS, T.
Ceremony And Devotion - Music For The Tudors Harry Christophers, conductor; The Sixteen
Coro COR16077

 

Best Classical Vocal Performance - Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).


A Sevilla
Lucia Duchonová (Celso Antunes; NDR Radiophilharmonie)
Haenssler Classic  CD98.608
 
 

Best Classical Contemporary Composition - A Composer's Award. (For a contemporary classical composition composed within the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year.) Award to the librettist, if applicable.


Daugherty, Michael: Deus Ex Machina
Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero)
Track from: Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony
Naxos 8.559635
 
Lindberg, Magnus: Graffiti
Magnus Lindberg (Sakari Oramo)
Track from: Lindberg: Graffiti; Seht Die Sonne
Ondine ODE1157-2
 
 
Shchedrin, Rodion Konstantinovich: The Enchanted Wanderer
Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (Valery Gergiev)
Track from: Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer
Mariinsky MAR0504
 

Producer Of The Year, Classical - A Producer's Award.


Blanton Alspaugh

Corigliano: Violin Concerto 'The Red Violin'
(Michael Ludwig, JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra) 
8.559364
 
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina
(Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony) 
8.559635
 
 
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
(Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra) 
8.572458
 
Tyberg: Symphony No. 3; Piano Trio
JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra) 
8.572236
 

David Frost

Dorman, Avner: Concertos For Mandolin, Piccolo, Piano And Concerto Grosso
(Andrew Cyr, Eliran Avni, Mindy Kaufman, Avi Avital & Metropolis Ensemble)
8.559620
 
 
Chambers, Evan: The Old Burying Ground
(Kenneth Kiesler & The University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra)
Dorian Sono Luminus  DSL-92113
 

Tim Handley

Adams: Nixon In China
(Marin Alsop, Tracy Dahl, Marc Heller, Thomas Hammons, Maria Kanyova, Robert Orth, Chen-Ye Yan, Opera Colorado Chorus & Colorado Symphony Orchestra)
8.669022-24
 
Dohnányi: Variations On A Nursery Song
(JoAnn Falletta, Eldar Nebolsin & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
8.572303
 
Harris: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
(Marin Alsop & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
8.559609
 
Hubay: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 And 2
(Chloë Hanslip, Andrew Mogrelia & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
8.572078
 
Messiaen: Poèmes Pour Mi
(Anne Schwanewilms, Jun Märkl & Orchestre National De Lyon)
8.572174
 
 
Piazzolla: Sinfonía Buenos Aires
(Daniel Binelli, Tianwa Yang, Giancarlo Guerro & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
8.572271
 
Roussel: Symphony No. 1
(Stéphane Denève & Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
8.570323
 
Shchedrin: Concertos For Orchestra Nos. 4 & 5
(Kirill Karabits & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
8.572405
 
Stamitz: Flute Concertos
(Robert Aitken, Donatas Katkus & St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra)
8.570150
 
Strauss, R: Josephs-Legende; Rosenkavalier; Die Frau Ohne Schatten
(Orchestral Suites) (JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
8.572041
 

Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin

Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works For Guitar
(Marc Regnier
DSL-92108
 
If I Were A Bird
(Michael Lewin)
DSL-92103
 
Kletzki: Piano Concerto
(Joseph Banowetz, Thomas Sanderling & Russian Philharmonic Orchestra)
8.572190
 
Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works
(Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)
DSL-90911
 
 
Rubinstein: Piano Music (1852-1894)
(Joseph Banowetz)
8.570942
 
Rubinstein: Piano Music (1871-1890)
(Joseph Banowetz)
8.570941
 
20th Century Harp Sonatas
(Sarah Schuster Ericsson)
DSL-92106
 

James Mallinson

Mahler: Symphony No. 2
(Bernard Haitink, Duain Wolfe, Miah Persson, Christianne Stotijn, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
CSOR901914
 
Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet
(Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra)
LSO0682
 
Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer
(Valery Gergiev, Evgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin, Kristina Kapustinskaya, Mariinsky Chorus & Mariinsky Orchestra)
MAR0504
 
 
Strauss, R: Ein Heldenleben; Webern: Im Sommerwind
(Bernard Haitink & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
CSOR9011002
 
Strauss, R: Eine Alpensinfonie
(Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra)
LSO0689
 
Wagner: Parsifal
(Valery Gergiev, Gary Lehman, Violeta Urmana, René Pape, Evgeny Nikitin, Alexei Tanovitski, Nikolai Putilin, Mariinsky Chorus & Mariinsky Orchestra)
MAR0508
 


Best Engineered Album, Classical - An Engineer's Award.


Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina
Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers (Giancarlo Guerrero &
Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Naxos 8.559635
 
 
Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works
Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg & David Sabee, engineers (Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)
Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-90911
 

 

 



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