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The 40th Annual Grammy Nominations

Complete List of Academy Voter Picks

January 07, 1998

* Best Small Ensemble Performance (With or Without Conductor): Adams: Chamber Symphony, "Shaker Loops," "Phrygian Gates" for solo piano, Sian Edwards, conductor; Ensemble Modern; "Chaconne" (Works of Blow, Corelli, Muffat, etc.), Reinhard Goebel, conductor; Musica Antiqua Koln; Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1 with Finale 1921, Opus 24 No. 1, Claudio Abbado, conductor; members of Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester. Ockeghem: Missa de Plus en Plus, etc.; Binchois: Missa au Travail Suis, etc.) Peter Phillips, conductor; The Tallis Scholars; Schein: "The Fountains of Israel--Sacred Madrigals" ("O Herr, Ich bin dein Knecht," "Ich lasse dich nicht," etc.) Philippe Herreweghe, conductor; Ensemble Vocal Europeen; "Shakespeare's Musick--Songs and Dances From Shakespeare's Plays" (Works of Byrd, Dowland, Holborne, etc.), Philip Pickett, conductor; Musicians of the Globe.

* Best Classical Vocal Performance: "An Italian Songbook" (Works of Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini), Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano (James Levine, piano); "La Bonne Chanson--Faure Chamber Songs" (Works of Ravel, Chausson, etc.), Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano (Bengt Forsberg, piano); "Ligeti: Vocal Works" ("Nonsense Madrigals," "Aventures," "Der Sommer," etc.), Omar Ebrahim, baritone; Rosemary Hardy, soprano; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Rose Taylor, contralto (The King's Singers; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; various artists; members of Philharmonia Orchestra); "Mozart: Arias" ("Non so piu, cosa son," "Vedrai, carino," "In quali eccessi, o numi," etc.), Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo-soprano (Colin Davis, conductor; Staatskapelle Dresden); "Signatures--Great Opera Scenes" ("Porgi, amor," "Dove sono," "O Silver Moon," etc.), Renee Fleming, soprano (Georg Solti, conductor; London Symphony Orchestra).

* Best Classical Contemporary Composition: Adams: "El Dorado," John Adams, composer (Kent Nagano, conductor; Halle Orchestra, artist); Danielpour: Concerto for Orchestra, Richard Danielpour, composer (David Zinman, conductor; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, artist); Kernis: Second Symphony, Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (Hugh Wolff, conductor; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, artist); Liebermann: Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 36, Lowell Liebermann, composer (Stephen Hough, piano, artist); Norgard: Symphony No. 5, Per Norgard, composer (Leif Segerstam, conductor; Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, artist).

Music Video

* Best Short Form Music Video: "How Come, How Long," Babyface featuring Stevie Wonder, F. Gary Gray, director, Craig Fanning, producer; "Got 'Til It's Gone," Janet Jackson, Mark Romanek, director, Aris McGarry, producer; "I Care 'Bout You," Milestone, Mark Gerard, director; Melinda Nugent, producer; "Early to Bed," Morphine, Jamie Caliri, director, Adam Stern, producer; "Stinkfist," Tool, Adam Jones, director, Donna Langston and Kevin Willis, producers.

* Best Long Form Music Video: "Letters From a Porcupine," Blind Melon, Steve MacCorkle, director and producer; "Jagged Little Pill, Live," Alanis Morissette, Morissette and Steve Purcell, directors, Glen Ballard, David May, Morissette and Purcell, producers; "Forever's a Long, Long Time," Orquestra Was, Don Was, director; "Live in Amsterdam--Wildest Dreams Tour," Tina Turner, David Mallet, director, Monique Ten Berge and Patrick Roubroeks, producers; "Blue Note--A Story of Modern Jazz," various artists, Julian Benedikt, director, Ulli Pfau, producer.

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