The 53rd Grammy Awards classical winners revealed

kYlzrO1BaC7A15th Feb 2011
Muti's Verdi Requiem - top Grammy Awards classical winner Muti's Verdi Requiem - top Grammy Awards classical winner

The 53rd Grammy Awards were presented in Los Angeles on Sunday night, February 13. As usual the vast list of winners – 109 categories – included a group devoted to classical music and Naxos scored particularly well, with four Awards. Decca followed with two, and the top classical award went to Riccardo Muti’s live recording of Verdi's Requiem with his new orchestra, the Chicago Symphony for CSO Resound. Here is the full list of classical winners:

Best Classical Album & Best Choral Performance

• Verdi Requiem Soloists; Chicago SO & Chorus / Riccardo Muti (CSO Resound) Buy from Amazon

Best Orchestral Performance

• Daugherty Metropolis Symphony. Deus Ex Machina Nashville SO / Giancarlo Guerrero (Naxos) Buy from Amazon

Best Opera Recording

• Saariaho L’Amour de Loin Soloists; Deutsches SO / Kent Nagano (Harmonia Mundi) Buy from Amazon

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance

• Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 23 & 24 Cleveland Orchestra / Mitsuko Uchida (Decca) Buy from Amazon

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)

• Messiaen Livre du Saint-Sacrement Paul Jacobs (Naxos) Buy from Amazon

Best Chamber Music Performance

• Ligeti String Quartets Nos 1 & 2 Parker Quartet (Naxos) Buy from Amazon

Best Small Ensemble Performance

• “Dinastia Borja” La Capella Reial de Catalunya; Hespèrion XXI / Jordi Savall (Alia Vox)  Buy from Amazon

Best Classical Vocal Performance

• “Sacrificium” Cecilia Bartoli; Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini (Decca) Buy from Amazon

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

• Daugherty Deus Ex Machina Nashville SO / Giancarlo Guerrero (Naxos) Buy from Amazon

Producer of the Year, Classical

• David Frost

 

(For a full list of all the Grammy Award winners visit the Grammy website)

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