Guitarist Jason Vieaux won Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Play, released on the Azica label (ACD-71287).
Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter and her accompanist Bengt Forsberg earned the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album award for Douce France, released on the Naïve label (V5343).
The Best Contemporary Classical Composition GRAMMY® was given to John Luther Adams for his composition Become Ocean, released on the Cantaloupe label (CA21101), and performed by Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony.
Best Engineered Album, Classical, was won by Michael Bishop who engineered the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra CD of three works by Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Symphony No. 4, and The Lark Ascending. (ASO Media ASO1005). The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus were directed by Robert Spano.
Boston Early Music Festival and their Co-Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs received the Best Opera Recording GRAMMY® for their recording on the CPO label of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s opera La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers (CPO 777876-2).
Jeff Van Driel, CEO of Naxos of America, commented from the 57th GRAMMY® Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles: “I would like to congratulate the winning artists, composers, producers, and engineers as well as their record labels. It is a privilege to distribute your recordings. The depth and range of talent in this year’s classical categories is truly inspiring.”
Congratulations to the following artists, composers, and engineers:
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL
Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
Label: ASO Media ASO1005; 816436010045
BEST OPERA RECORDING
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)
Label: CPO 777876-2; 761203787623
BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
Label: Azica Records ACD-71287; 787867128725
BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM
Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit)
Label: Naïve V5343 822186053430
BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
Label: Cantaloupe Music CA21101; 713746310127