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Notable Classical Grammy Winners

Posted at 1:49 PM on February 13, 2012 by ClassicalMPR

The glitz of the Grammy Awards typically focuses on the pop music side of things... and this year was no different. As such, notable achievements for classical recording artists often go unnoticed. Here's a list of the awards we think deserve a little attention:

  • Best Orchestral Performance: LA Phil/Dudamel Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (Nic McGegan didn't win this year)
  • Best Opera Recording: John Adams: Doctor Atomic Metropolitan Opera
  • Best Vocal Solo: Joyce DiDonato "Diva Divo"
  • Best Choral Performance: The King's Singers w/ Eric Whitacre Light & Gold
  • Best Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird Steven Mackey: Lonely Motel
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Christopher Lamb, percussion Joseph Schwantner: Percussion Concerto
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition Robert Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

Visit the Grammy website for all Classical winners