• 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).
8 Responses to “And the Winners (We Care About) Are”
  1. Evan says:

    Golijov, eh? I totally called it:

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    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.

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

  3. Jerry Bowles says:

    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.

  4. Whoops – Ornette won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

  5. 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… :-)

  6. roberto barnard baca says:

    Congrats to all.

  7. john mclaughlin williams says:

    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!

  8. Steve Layton says:

    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).