Grammy recap: Classical winners include Minnesota Orchestra, Roomful of Teeth

January 27, 2014
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A disc of Sibelius recordings by the Minnesota Orchestra snagged an award for Best Orchestral Performance, edging out the late Claudio Abbado, a fellow nominee. Abbado was mentioned during the evening's tribute to musicians who passed away over the past year.

Pianist Lang Lang turned in a frenetic performance alongside Metallica.

And while composer Caroline Shaw didn't capture a Grammy, the album by her vocal chamber group Roomful of Teeth did. The disc features the complete composition for which Shaw was nominated.

Here are the classic artists who won Grammys:

  • BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
    • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
  • BEST OPERA RECORDING
    • Adès: The TempestThomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
    • Arvo Pärt: Adam's Lament; Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
  • BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
    • Roomful Of Teeth; Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
  • BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
    • John Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String OrchestraEvelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony); Track from "Corigliano: Conjurer; Vocalise"
  • BEST CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLO
    • Winter Morning Walks; Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
  • BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
    • Paul Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
  • BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
    • Maria Schneider: "Winter Morning Walks"; Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra); Track from "Winter Morning Walks"

View the full list of classical nominees or revisit CPR Classical's Grammy preview.

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