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THE 39TH ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

The Complete List of Nominees

January 08, 1997

Best Classical Album: Bartok: "The Miraculous Mandarin"; "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta," Pierre Boulez, conductor; Karl-August Naegler, producer (Duaine Wolfe; Chicago Symphony Cho.; Chicago Sym. Orch.); Bartok: The Three Piano Concertos, Yefim Bronfman, piano; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Gary Schultz, producer (Los Angeles Phil.); Copland: Dance Symphony; Short Symphony; Organ Symphony, etc., Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Simon Preston, organ; Joanna Nickrenz, producer (Saint Louis Sym. Orch.); Corigliano: "Of Rage and Remembrance" (Sym. No. 1, etc.) Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Joanna Nickrenz, producer (Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano; various artists; Male Cho. of the Oratorio Society of Wash.; Male Cho. of The Choral Arts Society of Wash.; National Sym. Orch.); Opera Arias (Works Of Mozart, Wagner, Borodin, etc.), Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; James Levine, conductor; Arend Prohmann, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orch.); Prokofiev: Violin Con. Nos. 1 & 2; Son. for Solo Violin, Gil Shaham, violin; Andre Previn, conductor; Christian Gansch, producer (London Sym. Orch.)

Best Orchestral Performance: Bartok: "The Miraculous Mandarin"; "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta," Pierre Boulez, conductor (Chicago Sym. Cho.; Chicago Sym. Orch.); Lutoslawski: Sym. No. 2, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Phil.), track from: Lutoslawski: Sym. No. 2; "Chantefleurs et Chantefables"; Piano Concerto; Messiaen: "Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum"; "Chronochromie," etc., Pierre Boulez, conductor (The Cleveland Orch.); Prokofiev: "Romeo & Juliet" (scenes from the ballet), Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Sym.); Shostakovich: Sym. No. 7 ("Leningrad"), Yuri Temirkanov, conductor (St. Petersburg Phil. Orch.)

Best Opera Recording: Britten: "Peter Grimes," Richard Hickox, conductor; Philip Langridge, Alan Opie & Janice Watson, principal soloists; Brian Couzens, producer (Opera London; London Sym. Cho.; City of London Sinfonia); Dallapiccola: "Il Prigioniero," Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Howard Haskin & Jorma Hynninen, principal soloists; David Mottley, producer (Eric Ericson Cham. Cho.; Swedish Radio Cho.; Swedish Radio Sym. Orch.); Gluck: "Orphee Et Eurydice," Donald Runnicles, conductor; Alison Hagley, Jennifer Larmore & Dawn Upshaw, principal soloists; James Mallinson, producer (Cho. of San Francisco Opera; Orch. of San Francisco Opera); Kunzen: "Holger Danske" Thomas Dausgaard, conductor; Henriette Bonde-Hansen, Inger Dam-Jensen, Gert Henning-Jensen, Johannes Mannov, Inga Nielsen, Guido Paevatalu, Johan Reuter & Marianne Rorholm, principal soloists; Claus Due, producer (The Danish National Radio Sym. Cho.; The Danish National Radio Sym. Orch.); Weber: "Der Freischutz," Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; Gilles Cachemaille, Wolfgang Holzmair, Kurt Moll, Luba Orgonasova, Matti Salminen, Christine Schafer & Endrik Wottrich, principal soloists; Helmut Muhle, producer (Rundfunkchor Berlin; Berliner Phil.).

Best Choral Performance: Bach: Complete Cantatas, Vol. 1 ("Der Herr denket an uns"; "Gott ist mein Konig," etc.), Ton Koopman, conductor; Simon Schouten, chorus master (various artists; The Amsterdam Baroque Cho.; The Amsterdam Baroque Orch.); "Danny Boy"--Songs and Dancing Ballads by Percy Grainger, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (Monteverdi Cho.; English Country Gardiner Orch.); Mozart: Requiem, William Christie, conductor; Francois Bazola, chorus master (various artists; Les Arts Florissants Cho.; Les Arts Florissants Orch.), track from: Mozart: Requiem; "Ave Verum Corpus"; Schubert: Mass in E Flat, Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor (various artists; Chor. des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Sym.-Orch. des Bayerischen Rundfunks); Walton: "Belshazzar's Feast," Andrew Litton, conductor; Neville Creed & David Hill, chorus masters (Bryn Terfel, bass-baritione; Bournemouth Sym. Cho.; L'Inviti; Waynflete Singers; Bournemouth Sym. Orch.) , track from: Walton: "Belshazzar's Feast"; Suite from "Henry V," etc.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): Adams: Violin Concerto, Gidon Kremer, violin (Kent Nagano, conductor; London Sym. Orch.) , track from: Adams: Violin Concerto; "Shaker Loops"; Bartok: The Three Piano Concertos, Yefim Bronfman, piano (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Los Angeles Phil.); Prokofiev: Con. for Violin And Orch. No. 2, Gil Shaham, violin (Andre Previn, conductor; London Sym. Orch.), track from: Prokofiev: Violin Cons. Nos. 1 & 2, etc.; Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Alfred Brendel, piano (Michael Gielen, conductor; SWF Sym.-Orch. Baden-Baden), track from: Schoenberg: Piano Concerto; the Chamber Symphonies; Shostakovich: Cello Cons. Nos. 1 & 2, Truls Mork, cello (Mariss Jansons, conductor; The London Phil.).

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