Classical and Jazz Grammys Announced

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The 63rd annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles on March 14. The following recordings were victorious in the classical and jazz categories:

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” David Frost and Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical
David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance
Ives: Complete Symphonies, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Best Opera Recording
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, David Robertson, conductor; Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore and Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus)

Best Choral Performance
Richard Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; James K. Bass and Adam Luebke, chorus masters (James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann and Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and UCLA Chamber Singers)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Contemporary Voices (works by Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich), Pacifica Quartet and Otis Murphy

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Christopher Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Ethel Smyth: The Prison, Sarah Brailey and Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium
Michael Tilson Thomas: From the Diary of Anne Frank and Meditations on Rilke, Isabel Leonard; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Christopher Rouse: Symphony No. 5. Giancarlo Guerrero (Nashville Symphony)

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Secrets Are the Best Stories, Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Trilogy 2, Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Data Lords, Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album
Four Questions, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

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