The Classical Side of the Grammys

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The 47th annual Grammy Awards were presented on Sunday night honoring musical recordings in 107 categories from rock to rap. NPR’s Performance Today presents a wrap-up of this year's classical music winners.

'On the Transmigration of Souls'

John Adams' On the Transmigration of Souls -- writ--n to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 -- was --arded Grammys in three categories: Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, and Best Classical Contemporary Composition. hide caption

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Best Classical Album: "John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls," Lorin Maazel, conductor; New York Philharmonic. John Adams and Lawrence Rock, producers.

Best Orchestral Performance: "John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls," Lorin Maazel, conductor; New York Philharmonic.

Best Opera Recording: "Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro," Rene Jacobs, conductor; vocal soloists Patrizia Ciofi, Veronique Gens, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager and Lorenzo Regazzo; Concerto Koln.

Best Choral Performance: "Berlioz: Requiem," Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, choir director. Frank Lopardo, tenor; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) : "Andre Previn: Violin Concerto/Bernstein: Serenade," Andre Previn,conductor; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin (Boston Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra).

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) : "Aire Latino," David Russell, guitar.

Best Chamber Music Performance: "Prokofiev (Arr. Pletnev): Cinderella - Suite for Two Pianos/Ravel: Ma Mere L'Oye," Martha Argerich, piano and Mikhail Pletnev, piano.

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor) : "Carlos Chavez - Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 2," Jeff von der Schmidt, conductor; Southwest Chamber Music.

Best Classical Vocal Performance: "Ives: Songs” Susan Graham, mezzo soprano.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition: "John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls," John Adams (Lorin Maazel; Brooklyn Youth Chorus and New York Choral Artists; New York Philharmonic).

Best Classical Crossover Album: "LAGQ's Guitar Heroes," Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

Best Engineered Album, Classical: "Higdon: City Scape; Concerto for Orchestra," Jack Renner, engineer.

Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost.



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