Competitions & Awards

Time for Three Tops the Classical Grammys

February 6, 2023 | By Susan Elliott, Musical America

Many Grammys are awarded just prior to the televised ones; classical music's among them. Below is the complete list, with a few strange ones, including the awarding of “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” to Time for Three, a trio; “Best Orchestral Performance” to a Youth Orchestra’s recording of works by three black women composers. Yannick Nézet-Séguin can claim two: one conducting the Metropolitan Opera production of Fire Shut Up My Bones, one as a collaborative pianist with Renée Fleming on Voice of Nature; the Philadelphia Orchestra lays claim to two, both conducted by Xian Zhang.

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique — The Making of the Orchestra. Shawn Murphy, Charlie Post and Gary Rydstrom, engineers; Michael Romanowski, mastering engineer (Edwin Outwater and Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance

Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman. Michael Repper, conductor.  New York Youth Symphony

Best Opera Recording

Blanchard: Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Angel Blue, Will Liverman, Latonia Moore, and Walter Russell III; David Frost, producer. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus.

Best Choral Performance

Born. The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor. Dominic German, Maren Montalbano, Rebecca Myers and James Reese

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Shaw: Evergreen. Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Letters for the Future. Time for Three; Xian Zhang, conductor, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene. Renée Fleming, soprano; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist

Best Classical Compendium

An Adoption Story. Starr Parodi and Kitt Wakeley; Jeff Fair, Starr Parodi and Kitt Wakeley, producers. The London Symphony.

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Puts: Contact.  Kevin Puts, composer; Xian Zhang, conductor; Time for Three and the Philadelphia Orchestra



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