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Britten: Death in Venice
11 Dec 2005

Grammy Award Nominees — Classical Vocal Music

The following are the nominees for the Grammy award in selected categories pertaining to classical vocal music.

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

death_venice2.jpg Britten: Death In Venice
Richard Hickox, conductor; Michael Chance, Philip Langridge and Alan Opie; Brian Couzens, producer (BBC Singers; City Of London Sinfonia)
[Chandos Records Ltd]
conradi.jpg Conradi: Ariadne
Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Barbara Borden, Karina Gauvin, Ellen Hargis, Jan Kobow, Julian Podger, Marek Rzepka, James Taylor & Matthew White; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chorus; Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra)
[CPO]
daphne2.jpg Strauss, R.: Daphne
Semyon Bychkov,conductor; Johan Botha, Renée Fleming, Anna Larsson, Michael Schade and Kwanchul Youn; Michael Haas, producer (West German Radio Symphony Orchestra (Köln))
[Decca]
falstaff.jpg Verdi: Falstaff
Sir Colin Davis, conductor; Carlos Alvarez, Bülent Bezdüz, Marina Domashenko, Jane Henschel, Ana Ibarra, Maria Josè Moreno & Michele Pertusi; James Mallinson,producer (London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra)
[LSO Live]
bajazet2.gif Vivaldi: Bajazet
Fabio Biondi, conductor; Patrizia Ciofi, David Daniels, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Elina Garanca,Vivica Genaux & Marijana Mijanovic; Nicolas Bartholomée, producer (Europa Galante)
[Virgin Classics]
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.)
bernstein_mass.jpg Bernstein: Mass
Kent Nagano, conductor; Simon Halsey & Kai-Uwe Jirka, choir directors;
Richard Grant and Lynne Morrow, chorus masters (Julian Frischling & Jerry Hadley; Rundfunkchor Berlin,
Staats-Und Domchor Berlin & Soloists Of The Pacific Mozart Ensemble; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin)
[Harmonia Mundi]
bolcom_songs_innocence.gif Bolcom: Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience
Leonard Slatkin,conductor; Jerry Blackstone, William Hammer, Jason Harris, Christopher Kiver, Carole Ott and Mary Alice Stollak, choir directors (Christine Brewer, Measha Brueggergosman, Ilana Davidson, Nmon Ford, Linda Hohenfeld, Joan Morris, Carmen
Pelton, Marietta Simpson and Thomas Young; Michigan State University Children's Choir, University Of Michigan Chamber Choir, University Of Michigan Orpheus Singers, University Of Michigan University Choir and University Musical Society Choral Union; University Of Michigan School Of Music Symphony Orchestra)
[Naxos]
lauridsen.jpg Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Stephen Layton, conductor (Polyphony; Britten Sinfonia)
[Hyperion]
penderecki.gif Penderecki: A Polish Requiem
Antoni Wit, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, chorus master (Izabela Klosinska, Ryszard Minkiewicz, Piotr Nowacki & Jadwiga Rappé; Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw
National Philharmonic Orchestra)
[Naxos]
schoenberg_accentus2.jpg Schoenberg: Accentus
Laurence Equilbey, choir director (Jonathan Nott; Accentus; Ensemble Intercontemporain)
[Naive]
Best Classical Vocal Performance(Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).)
bach_quasthoff.jpg Bach: Cantatas
Thomas Quasthoff (Rainer Kussmaul; Members Of The RIAS Chamber Choir; Berlin Baroque Soloists)
[Deutsche Grammophon]
bolcom_song.gif Bolcom: Songs
Carole Farley (William Bolcom)
[Naxos]
gounod-massenet_arias.gif Gounod - Massenet: Arias
RolandoVillazón (Evelino Pido; Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France)
[Virgin Classics]
opera_proibita2.jpg Opera Proibita
Cecilia Bartoli (Marc Minkowski; Les Musiciens Du Louvre)
[Decca]
amor.gif Strauss: Amor
Natalie Dessay (Antonio Pappano; Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
[Virgin Classics]

Source: Grammy.com

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