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Classical Grammy Nominations

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Wednesday, January 08, 2003

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has announced the nominations for this year's Grammy Awards, which will be held in Madison Square Garden on Feb. 23 and broadcast on CBS-TV. The eligibility period is Oct. 1, 2001 through Sept. 30, 2002.

Major labels and indies, famous performers and cult figures, mainstream repertory and offbeat sit side by side in this year's categories. Nominees for Best Classical Album include the San Francisco Symphony's recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 6 under Michael Tilson Thomas, on SFS Media (the orchestra's label); Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony performed by Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony; Arvo Pärt’s Orient & Occident, on ECM’s New Series; and the Takacs Quartet’s Beethoven String Quartets, Opp. 59 and 74, on Decca. Soprano Renee Fleming's Bel Canto was nominated for Classical Album and Classical Vocal Performance. Below is a complete list of nominees:

Engineered album, classical
Chadwick: Orchestral Works (Thalia Melpomene Euterpe), John Newton, engineer (Kenneth Schermerhorn)
Orff: Carmina Burana, Jack Renner, engineer (Donald Runnicles & Norman Mackenzie)
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Vocalise, etc., Keith O. Johnson, engineer (Eiji Oue)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, Tony Faulkner, engineer (Mstislav Rostropovich)
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1), Michael Bishop, engineer (Robert Spano & Norman Mackenzie).

Producer of the year, classical
Andrew Cornall
Manfred Eicher
James Mallinson
Robert Woods
Robina G. Young.

Classical album
Beethoven: String Quartets (Razumovsky Op. 59, 1-3
Harp Op. 74), Takacs Quartet
Bel Canto (Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, etc.), Patrick Summers, conductor, Renee Fleming, soprano
Mahler: Symphony No. 6, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Part: Orient & Occident, Tonu Kaljuste, conductor
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1), Robert Spano, conductor, Norman Mackenzie, chorus director.

Orchestral performance
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor (Cham. Orch. of Europe)
Furtwangler: Symphony No. 2, Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Chicago Sym. Orch.)
Mahler: Symphony No. 6, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Sym.)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor (London Sym. Orch.)
Turina: Danzas Fant Gasticas
Sinfonia Sevillana, etc./Debussy: Iberia, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor (Cincinnati Sym. Orch.).

Opera recording
Britten: The Turn of the Screw, Daniel Harding, conductor
Ian Bostridge and Joan Rodgers, soloists
John Fraser, producer (Jane Henschel, Julian Leang, Vivian Tierney & Caroline Wise Mahler Cham. Orch.)
Gluck: Alceste, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Paul Groves and Anne Sofie von Otter
Martha de Francisco, producer (Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists)
Handel: Hercules, Marc Minkowski, conductor
Richard Croft, David Daniels, Lynne Dawson, Gidon Saks and Anne Sofie von Otter; Michel Gache and Arend Prohmann, producers (Cho. des Musiciens du Louvre; Les Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble)
Mozart: Idomeneo, Charles Mackerras, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Barbara Frittoli, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson & Lisa Milne
John Fraser, producer (Edinburgh Festival Cho.; Scottish Cham. Orch.)
Wagner: Tannhauser, Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape and Peter Seiffert
Christoph Classen, producer (Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin Staatskapelle Berlin).

Choral performance
Bach: St. John Passion, Philippe Herreweghe, conductor (Sebastian Noack, bass; Mark Padmore, tenor; Sibylla Rubens, soprano; Andreas Scholl, alto; Michael Volle, bass
Various Artists; Cho. du Collegium Vocale Gent; Orch. du Collegium Vocale Gent)
Gubaidulina: Johannes-Passion, Valery Gergiev, conductor (Genady Bezzubenkov, bass; Natalia Korneva, soprano; Viktor Lutsiuk, tenor; Fedor Mozhaev, baritone; Cham. Cho., St. Petersburg and Cho. of the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg; Orch. of the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg)
Orff: Carmina Burana, Donald Runnicles, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, chorus director (Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano; Stanford Olsen, tenor; Earle Patriarco, baritone; Lynn Redmon; Gwinnett Young Singers; Atlanta Sym. Orch. Cho. and Atlanta Sym. Orch.)
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1), Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, chorus director (Christine Goerke, soprano
Brett Polegato, baritone; Atlanta Sym. Orch. Cho. Atlanta Sym. Orch.)
Verdi: Messa Da Requiem, Claudio Abbado, conductor
Jose Antonio Sainz Alfaro and Bo Wannefors, chorus masters (Roberto Alagna, tenor Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano; Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
Julian Konstantinov, bass; Eric Ericson Cham. Cho., Orfe Don Donostiarra and Swedish Radio Cho.; Berliner Phil.).

Instrumental soloist(s) performance (with orchestra)
Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3, 5, 6, 7, Murray Perahia, piano/conductor (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
Barber: Violin Concerto
Music for a Scene from Shelley, etc., Marin Alsop, conductor; James Buswell, violin (Royal Scottish National Orch.)
Brahms/Stravinsky: Violin Concertos, Neville Marriner, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
Kancheli: Styx/Gubaidulina: Viola Concerto Valery Gergiev, conductor; Yuri Bashmet, viola (Nikolay Kornev; St. Petersburg Cham. Cho.; Orch. of the Mariinsky Theatre)
Saint-Saens: The Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano (City of Birmingham Sym. Orch.)

Instrumental soloist performance (without orchestra)
Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10 & Op. 25, Murray Perahia, piano
Grieg: Lyric Pieces (Op. 12, Book 1; Op. 38, Book 2, etc.), Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Hahn: Le Rossignol Eperdu _ Poemes Pour Piano (Complete), Earl Wild, piano
Kaleidoscope (Woods, Hofmann, Blumenfeld, etc.), Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Wolpe: Compositions for Piano (1920-1952), David Holzman, piano

Chamber music performance
Beethoven: String Quartets (Razumovsky Op. 59, 1-3; Harp Op. 74), Takacs Quartet
Golijov: Yiddishbbuk, Mark Dresser, double bass; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Todd Palmer, clarinet(s); St. Lawrence String Quartet & Ying Quartet
Handel: Complete Violin Sonatas, Richard Egarr, harpsichord and Andrew Manze, violin
Live in Japan (Chopin, Franck, Debussy), Martha Argerich, piano and Mischa Maisky, violoncello
Silvestrov: Leggiero, Pesante (Son. for Violoncello and Piano, etc.), Silke Avenhaus, piano; Maacha Deubner, soprano; Rosamunde Quartett and Valentin Silvestrov, piano

Small ensemble performance (with or without conductor)
Birtwistle: The Woman and the Hare Martyn Brabbins, conductor; Claron McFadden, soprano; The Nash Ensemble & Julia Watson, narrator
Cancionero: Music for The Spanish Court 1470-1520, The Dufay Collective
Enescu: Octet, Op. 7; Quintet, Op. 29, Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer, violin/conductor
Stravinsky: Histoire Du Soldat Suite, Steven Richman, conductor; Harmonie Ensemble New York (Martin Bruns, baritone, Mark Peskanov, violin, Doris Stevenson, piano & Mikhail Svetlov, bass)
Tavener: Lamentations and Praises Joseph Jennings, conductor; Chanticleer (Handel & Haydn Society of Boston).

Classical vocal performance
Arias for Farinelli (Porpora, Hasse, Broschi, etc.), Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Bel Canto (Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, etc.), Renee Fleming, soprano
Boulez: Pli Selon Pli, Christine Sch Jafer, soprano
Carter: Tempo e Tempi, Susan Narucki, soprano
Chaminade: Melodies — Mots D'Amour, Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano.

Classical contemporary composition
Adams: Naive And Sentimental Music, John Adams (Esa-Pekka Salonen; Los Angeles Phil.)
Golijov: Yiddishbbuk Inscriptions for String Quartet, Osvaldo Golijov (St. Lawrence String Qt.)
Gubaidulina: Johannes-Passion, Sofia Gubaidulina (Genady Bezzubenkov, bass; Natalia Korneva, soprano; Viktor Lutsiuk, tenor; Fedor Mozhaev, baritone; Valery Gergiev; Cham. Cho. of St. Petersburg & Cho. of the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg; Orch. of the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg)
Part: Orient & Occident, Arvo Part (Tonu Kaljuste; Swedish Radio Sym. Orch. Strings)
Tavener: Lamentations and Praises, John Tavener (Chanticleer; Joseph Jennings; Handel & Haydn Society of Boston).

Classical crossover album
Franzetti: Poeta De Arrabal — Tango Ballet (Plaza Oscura; Virgilio, etc.), Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano and Carlos Franzetti, keyboards/conductor (Nestor Marconi, bandoneon; Buenos Aires Tango Orch.)
LAGQ Latin (Fragile; Hasta Alicia Baila; La Trampa, etc.), Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The Noel Coward Songbook (Parisian Pierrot; World Weary, etc.), Ian Bostridge, tenor (Sophie Daneman, soprano; Jeffrey Tate, piano)
Nuevo (El Sinaloense; Mini Skirt; Perfidia, etc.), Kronos Quartet
Previn Conducts Korngold (Sea Hawk; Captain Blood, etc.), Andre Previn, conductor (London Sym. Orch.)
Virtuosi (Ravel, Barber, Rachmaninoff, etc.), Gary Burton, vibraphone and Makoto Ozone, piano.

The influence of Russian and other East European music is reflected in the nominations Los Angeles Times 01/07/2003

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