Some of the classical music winners of the 2016 Grammy awards.

The 2016 Grammy award winners for classical music have been announced.

Winners include the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andris Nelsons; the Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale under director Charles Bruffy; and contemporary ensemble Eighth Blackbird. Composer Stephen Paulus, who died in 2014, was also honored twice.

Check out the winners below, read the full list of nominees and compare the Grammy picks with CPR Classical's favorite releases of 2015.

Best Orchestral Performance 

Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No. 10 

Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

​Best Opera Recording

Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade 

Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Isabel Leonard; Dominic Fyfe, producer (Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus)​

Best Choral Performance 

Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil

Charles Bruffy, conductor (Paul Davidson, Frank Fleschner, Toby Vaughn Kidd, Bryan Pinkall, Julia Scozzafava, Bryan Taylor & Joseph Warner; Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Chorale)​

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance  

Filament

eighth blackbird

Best Classical Instrumental Solo  

Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes  

Augustin Hadelich; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
Track from: Dutilleux: Métaboles; L'Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, 'Le Double'

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album 

Joyce & Tony - Live From Wigmore Hall  

Joyce DiDonato; Antonio Pappano, accompanist

Best Classical Compendium    

Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto 

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition 

Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances  

Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra)
Track from: Paulus: Far In The Heavens