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And the Winners (We Care About) Are

  • Classical Vocal Performance: “Rilke Songs,” Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Peter Serkin), track from Lieberson: Rilke Songs, The Six Realms, Horn Concerto.
  • Classical Contemporary Composition: “Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears,” Osvaldo Golijov (Robert Spano).
  • Opera Recording: “Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears,” Robert Spano, conductor, Kelley O’Connor and Dawn Upshaw; Valerie Gross and Sid McLauchlan, producers (Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra).
  • Producer of the Year, Classical: Elaine Martone.
  • Classical Album: “Mahler: Symphony No. 7,” Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, Andreas Neubronner, producer (San Francisco Symphony).
    Classical Crossover Album: “Simple Gifts,” Bryn Terfel (London Voices; London Symphony Orchestra).
  • Engineered Album, Classical: “Elgar: Enigma Variations; Britten: the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Four Sea Interludes,” Michael Bishop, engineer (Paavo Jarvi and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra).
    Orchestral Performance: “Mahler: Symphony No. 7,” Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony).
  • Choral Performance: “Part: Da Pacem,” Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir).
  • Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance(with Orchestra): “Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds),” John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Angelin Chang (Cleveland Chamber Symphony).
  • Instrumental Soloist Performance(without Orchestra): “Chopin: Nocturnes,” Maurizio Pollini.
  • Chamber Music Performance: “Intimate Voices,” Emerson String Quartet
  • Small Ensemble Performance: “Padilla: Sun of Justice,” Peter Rutenberg, conductor (Los Angeles Chamber Singers’ Cappella).


Comment from Evan
Time: February 11, 2007, 11:45 pm

Golijov, eh? I totally called it:

omment from Evan | Edit comment
Time: December 7, 2006, 2:57 pm

And the Grammy goes to… Golijov, I have to assume; but I am rooting, of course, for Carter (and for Bridge Records).

Bridge is also nominated in a couple other categories for the Lieberson “Neruda Songs” recording.

Comment from Anthony Cornicello
Time: February 11, 2007, 11:48 pm

No big surprises. I was dissapointed, although not surprised, that Ornette didn’t win in the jazz category.

Comment from Jerry Bowles
Time: February 11, 2007, 11:57 pm

Props to my heroine Natalie Maines and to the sweetest little voice in the universe–Corinne Bailey Rae. That child can sing me lullabies anytime anywhere.

Comment from Anthony Cornicello
Time: February 11, 2007, 11:59 pm

Whoops – Ornette won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Comment from Mell Csicsila
Time: February 12, 2007, 1:30 pm

Wow, the disc I’m on won!

The Messiaen with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony with John McLaughin Williams/Angelin Chang

I think it’s my snare drum artistry that put it over the top… :-)

Comment from roberto barnard baca
Time: February 13, 2007, 8:15 pm

Congrats to all.

Comment from john mclaughlin williams
Time: February 14, 2007, 1:43 am

I can confirm that it was Mel Csicsilla’s unique method of striking the snare drum with his elbows that put L’oiseaux over the top. Way to go!

Comment from Steve Layton
Time: February 14, 2007, 2:10 am

John and Mel (& Angelin & the whole CSO crew, too), congratulations on getting the spotlight to shine on one of the absolute formative pieces this composer grew up on as a teen (though my heart will always have an extremely soft spot for that original Václav Neumann/Yvonne Loriod/Czech Phil. Orch. on Candide).