The Well-Tempered Ear

Here are the classical music Grammy nominees for 2010. Use them as a gift guide. Part 2 of 2

December 10, 2010
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By Jacob Stockinger

Well, the list is long — yesterday was Part 1 and today is Part 2 — but here is the rest of the newly released names and titles of the classical music nominees for the 2010 Grammy Award, the 52nd annual ones, which will be given out on Feb. 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. CST on CBS.

The nominees make for interesting reading by themselves. But at this time of the year, they can also serve a gift-giving guide.

The Ear sees several trends or at least important features.

There seems to be a lot of relatively unknown names, both of performers and composers.

Modern and contemporary works, and not just the traditional favorites, are present in abundance.

And many smaller labels, including private labels of symphonies and the like, are represented.

For more information about the Grammys, go to:

97. Best Classical Album

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

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4, Mariss Jansons, conductor; Everett Porter, producer; Everett Porter, mastering engineer (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) [RCO Live]

Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; Mark Donahue, John Hill and Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers (Terrence Wilson; Nashville  Symphony Orchestra) [Naxos]

Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse, Gil Rose, conductor; Rinde Eckert; Catch Electric Guitar Quartet; David Frost, producer; David Frost, Tom Lazarus, Steven Mackey and Dirk Sobotka, engineers/mixers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals) [BMOP/sound]

Sacrificium, Giovanni Antonini, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli; Arend Prohmann, producer; Philip Siney, engineer/mixer (Il Giardino Armonico) [Decca]

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]

98. Best Orchestral Performance

Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4; Mariss Jansons, conductor (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) [RCO Live]

Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony) [Naxos]

Mackey, Steven: Dreamhouse, Gil Rose, conductor; Rinde Eckert (Catch Electric Guitar Quartet; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Synergy Vocals) [BMOP/sound]

Salieri: Overtures and Stage Music, Thomas Fey, conductor (Mannheimer Mozartorchester) [Haenssler Classic]

Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Symphony In Three Movements; Four Études, Pierre Boulez, conductor (Roxana Constantinescu, Kyle Ketelsen & Nicholas Phan; Chicago Symphony Orchestra) [CSO Resound]

99. Best Opera Recording

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

Berg: Lulu, Antonio Pappano, conductor; Agneta Eichenholz, Jennifer Larmore, Klaus Florian, Vogt and Michael Volle; David Groves, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House) [Opus Arte]

Hasse: Marc’ Antonio E Cleopatra, Matthew Dirst, conductor; Jamie Barton and Ava Pine; Keith Weber, producer (Ars Lyrica Houston) [Dorian Sono Luminus]

Saariaho: L’Amour De Loin, Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina and Marie-Ange Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin) [Harmonia Mundi]

Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer, Valery Gergiev, conductor; Evgeny Akimov, Sergei Aleksashkin and Kristina Kapustinskaya; James Mallinson, producer (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre; Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre) [Mariinsky]

Sullivan: Ivanhoe, David Lloyd-Jones, conductor; Neal Davies, Geraldine McGreevy, James Rutherford, Toby Spence and Janice Watson; Brian Pidgeon, producer (BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; Adrian Partington Singers) [Chandos]

100. 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.

Bach: Cantatas, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; Erwin Ortner, chorus master (Bernarda Fink, Gerald Finley, Christian Gerhaher, Werner Güra, Julia Kleiter, Christine Schäfer, Anton Scharinger & Kurt Streit; Concentus Musicau Wien; Arnold Schoenberg Chor) [Deutsche Harmonia Mundi]

Baltic Runes, Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir) [Harmonia Mundi]

Haydn: The Creation, René Jacobs, conductor; Hans-Christoph Rademann, choir director (Julia Kleiter, Maximilian Schmitt & Johannes Weisser; Freiburger Barockorchester; RIAS Kammerchor) [Harmonia Mundi]

Martin: Golgotha, Daniel Reuss, conductor (Judith Gauthier, Marianne Beate Kielland, Adrian Thompson, Mattijs Van De Woerd and Konstantin Wolff; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; Cappella Amsterdam and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir) [Harmonia Mundi]

Verdi: Requiem, Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master (Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli and Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus) [CSO Resound]

101. Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)

Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.

Daugherty: Deus Ex Machina, iancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Terrence Wilson (Nashville Symphony) Track from: Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony [Naxos]

Dorman, Avner: Mandolin Concerto, Andrew Cyr, conductor; Avi Avital (Metropolis Ensemble), Track from: Dorman, Avner: Mandolin Concerto; Piccolo Concerto; Concerto Grosso; Piano Concerto [Naxos]

Kletzki: Piano Concerto In D Minor, Op. 22, Thomas Sanderling, conductor; Joseph Banowetz (Russian Philharmonic Orchestra) Track from: Kletzki: Piano Concerto [Naxos]

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 and 24, Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra) [Decca]

Porter, Quincy: Concerto For Viola and Orchestra, John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Eliesha Nelson (Northwest Sinfonia) Track from: Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works [Dorian Sono Luminus]

102. Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) Award to the Instrumental Soloist.

Chopin: The Nocturnes, Nelson Freire, [Decca]

Hamelin: Études, Marc-André Hamelin, [Hyperion Records]

Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement, Paul Jacobs, [Naxos]

Paganini: 24 Caprices, Julia Fischer, [Decca]

20th-Century Harp Sonatas, Sarah Schuster Ericsson [Dorian Sono Luminus]

103. Best Chamber Music Performance

Award to the Artists.

Beethoven: Complete Sonatas For Violin and Piano, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov [Harmonia Mundi]

Gnattali: Solo & Chamber Works For Guitar, Marc Regnier (Tacy Edwards, Natalia Khoma & Marco Sartor) [Dorian Sono Luminus]

Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Parker Quartet [Naxos]

Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works, Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams (Douglas Rioth; Northwest Sinfonia) [Dorian Sono Luminus]

Schoenberg: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4, Fred Sherry String Quartet (Christopher Oldfather & Rolf Schulte) [Naxos]

104. Best Small Ensemble Performance

Award to the Ensemble (and to the Conductor.)

Ceremony And Devotion – Music For The Tudors, Harry Christophers, conductor; The Sixteen [CORO]

Dinastia Borjam Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya (Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó & Furio Zanasi; Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Josep Piera & Francisco Rojas) [Alia Vox]

Trondheimsolistene – In Folk Style, Øyvind Gimse & Geir Inge Lotsberg, conductors (Emilia Amper & Gjermund Larsen; TrondheimSolistene) [2L (Lindberg Lyd)]

Victoria: Lamentations Of Jeremiah, Peter Phillips, conductor; The Tallis Scholars, [Gimell]

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

105. Best Classical Vocal Performance

Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).

Ombre De Mon Amant – French Baroque Arias, Anne Sofie Von Otter (William Christie; Les Arts Florissants) [Deutsche Grammophon]

Sacrificium Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico) [Decca]

Turina: Canto A Sevilla, Lucia Duchonová (Celso Antunes; NDR Radiophilharmonie) [Haenssler Classic]

Vivaldi: Opera Arias – Pyrotechnics, Vivica Genaux (Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante) [Virgin Classics]

Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder, Measha Brueggergosman (Franz Welser-Möst; The Cleveland Orchestra), Track from: Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder; Preludes & Overtures [Deutsche Grammophon]

106. 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 MachinMichael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero) Track from: Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony [Naxos]

Henze, Hans Werner: Appassionatamente Plus, Hans Werner Henze (Stefan Soltesz) Track from: Appassionatamente Plus Lulu-Suite [Cybele Records]

Lindberg, Magnus: Graffiti, Magnus Lindberg (Sakari Oramo), Track from: Lindberg: Graffiti; Seht Die Sonne, [Ondine]

Pärt, Arvo: Symphony No. 4, Arvo Pärt (Esa-Pekka Salonen) Track from: Pärt: Symphony No. 4 [ECM New Series]

Shchedrin, Rodion Konstantinovich: The Enchanted Wanderer, Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (Valery Gergiev) Track from: Shchedrin: The Enchanted Wanderer [Mariinsky]

107. Best Classical Crossover Album

Award to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor.

Meeting Of The Spirits, Matt Haimovitz (Amaryllis Jarczyk, Jan Jarczyk, John McLaughlin, Dominic Painchaud, Leanna Rutt & Matt Wilson) [Oxingale Records]

Off The Map, The Silk Road Ensemble [World Village]

Roots – My Life, My Song, Jessye Norman (Ira Coleman, Steve Johns, Mike Lovatt, Mark Markham and Martin Williams) [Sony Classical]

Tin, Christopher: Calling All Dawns, Lucas Richman, conductor (Sussan Deyhim, Lia, Kaori Omura, Dulce Pontes, Jia Ruhan, Aoi Tada & Frederica von Stade; Anonymous 4 and Soweto Gospel Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) [Tin Works Publishing]

Vocabularies, Bobby McFerrin [Emarcy/Universal]

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