Best Opera Recording: "Busoni: Arlecchino & Turandot," Kent Nagano, conductor; Ernst Richter, Thomas Mohr, Mechthild Gessendorf, Franz-Josef Selig and various artists (Orchestra of the Lyon Opera); "Floyd: Susannah," Kent Nagano, conductor; Jerry Hadley, Samuel Ramey, Cheryl Studer and various artists (Orchestra of Opera de Lyon; Chorus of Opera de Lyon); "Rossini: Semiramide," Ion Marin, conductor; Jennifer Larmore, Frank Lopardo, Samuel Ramey and Cheryl Studer (London Symphony Orch.; Ambrosian Opera Chorus); "Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk," Myung-Whun Chung, conductor; Maria Ewing, Aage Haugland, Anatoly Kotcherga, Sergei Larin and various artists (Orch. of the Bastille Opera; Chor. of the Bastille Opera); "Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg," Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor; Ben Heppner, Cheryl Studer, Bernd Weikl and various artists (Bavarian State Opera Orch.; Bavarian State Opera Chorus).
For the Record
Los Angeles Times Tuesday January 10, 1995 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 5 Column 3 Entertainment Desk 2 inches; 40 words Type of Material: Correction
Nirvana album-- Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged in New York" was not eligible for a 1994 Grammy nomination because it was released after the Sept. 30, 1994, Grammy deadline. A commentary in Friday's Calendar suggested that the album, which was released on Nov. 1, should have been nominated.
Best Choral Performance: "Berlioz: Messe Solennelle," John Eliot Gardiner, choir director (Orch. Revolutionnaire et Romantique, the Monteverdi Choir and various artists); "Evening Star--The Rachmaninoff Vespers," Nikolai Korniev, choir director (St. Petersburg Chamber Choir and various artists); "Part: Te Deum; Silouans Song; etc.," Tonu Kaljuste, conductor (Tallinn Chamber Orch. and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir); "Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Litany To The Virgin Mary, etc.," Simon Rattle, conductor; Simon Halsey, choir director (City of Birmingham Symphony Orch. and City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus); "Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Sancta Civitas," Richard Hickox, conductor; John Scott, choir director; Stephen Westrop, chorus master (London Symphony Orch., Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral, London Symphony Chor. and various artists).
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): "Bartok: Violin Con. No. 2; Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2," Kwung-Wha Chung, violin (City of Birmingham Symphony Orch.; Simon Rattle, conductor); "Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Maj.," Gil Shaham, violin (London Symphony Orch.; Andre Previn, conductor); "The New York Album (Works of Albert, Bartok, Bloch)," Yo-Yo Ma, cello and alto violin (Baltimore Symphony Orch.; David Zinman, conductor); "Prokofiev: Piano Con. No. 2," Yefim Bronfman, piano (Israel Philharmonic Orch.; Zubin Mehta, conductor); "Schoenberg/Liszt: Piano Concertos," Emanuel Ax, piano (The Philharmonia Orch.; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor).
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): "The American Innovator (Works of Adams, Ives, etc.)," Alan Feinberg, piano; "Bach: Partitas for Violin Solo," Viktoria Mullova, violin; "Chopin Recital, Vol. 1," Evgeny Kissin, piano; "Debussy: Preludes (Books I & II)," Krystian Zimerman, piano; "Haydn: Piano Sons. Nos. 32, 47, 53, 59," Emanuel Ax, piano.
Best Chamber Music Performance: "Bartok: Violin Sons. Nos. 1 & 2; Contrasts," Gyorgy Pauk, violin; Kalman Berkes, clarinet; Jeno Jando, piano; "Beethoven: Cello Sons. Op. 69 and 102," Martha Argerich, piano; Mischa Maisky, cello; "Beethoven/Mozart: Quintets (Chicago-Berlin)," Daniel Barenboim, piano; Dale Clevenger, horn, Chicago Sym.; Larry Combs, clarinet, Chicago Sym.; Daniele Damiano, bassoon, Berlin Phil.; Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe, Berlin Phil.; "Debussy/Ravel/Dutilleux: Quartets," Juilliard String Quartet; "Dvorak: Piano Quintet, Op. 81; Piano Quartet, Op. 87," Emerson String Quartet; Menahem Pressler, piano.
Best Classical Vocal Performance: "An Die Musik--Favorite Schubert Songs (Die Forelle; An Die Leier, etc.)," Bryn Terfel, baritone (Malcolm Martineau, piano); "The Impatient Lover (Italian Songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, etc.)," Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano (Andras Schiff, piano); "Love's Twilight--Late Romantic Songs by Berg, Korngold, R. Strauss," Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano (Bengt Forsberg, piano); "Mendelssohn: Lieder (Der Mond; Reiselied, etc.)," Peter Schreier, tenor (Karl Engel, piano); "Songs and Dances of Death (Works of Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Borodin, etc.)," Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone (Kirov Orch., St. Petersburg; Valery Gergiev, conductor).
Best Classical Contemporary Composition: "Albert: Cello Concerto," Stephen Albert, composer (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; David Zinman, conductor; Baltimore Symphony Orch.); "Ligeti: Con. For Piano & Orch.," Gyorgy Ligeti, composer (Ueli Wiget, piano; Peter Eotvos, conductor; Ensemble Modern); "Lutoslawski: Sym. No. 4," Witold Lutoslawski, composer (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Los Angeles Philharmonic); "Messiaen: Eclairs Sur L'Au-Dela . . .," Olivier Messiaen, composer (Myung-Whun Chung, conductor; Orchestre de l'Opera Bastille); "Takemitsu: Fantasma/Cantos," Toru Takemitsu, composer (Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Tadaaki Otaka, conductor; BBC Welsh Symphony Orch.).