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.
Best Orchestral Performance
Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Best Opera Recording
Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Isabel Leonard; Dominic Fyfe, producer (Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus)
Best Choral Performance
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
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
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 DiDonato; Antonio Pappano, accompanist
Best Classical Compendium
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra)
Track from: Paulus: Far In The Heavens
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