* Best Choral Performance: Barber: "Prayers of Kierkegaard"/Vaughan Williams: "Dona Nobis Pacem"/Bartok: "Cantata Profana," Robert Shaw, conductor (Richard Clement, tenor; Nathan Gunn, baritone; Carmen Pelton, soprano, Atlanta Symphony and Chorus); Lauridsen: "Lux Aeterna," etc., Paul Salamunovich, conductor (Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia Orchestra); Monteverdi: "Vespers of 1610," Martin Pearlman, conductor (Lynton Atkinson, tenor; Janice Chandler and Karen Clift, sopranos; Richard Croft and Brad Diamond, tenors; Jeff Mattsey and Christopheren Nomura, baritones; Boston Baroque and Boston Baroque Chorus); Schutz: "Psalmen Davids," Konrad Junghanel, conductor (Cantus Colln, Concerto Palatino); "Sir Georg Solti--The Last Recording," Georg Solti, conductor; Tamas Bubno; Kalman Strausz and Gabriella Thesz, chorus masters (Alexandru Agache, baritone; Tamas Daroczy, tenor; Chorus and Children's Chorus of Hungarian Radio and TV, Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis, Budapest Festival Orchestra).
* Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): Brahms: Violin Concerto/Schumann: Fantasy, Opus 131, Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Kurt Masur, conductor (New York Philharmonic); Elgar: Violin Concerto, Kennedy, violin; Simon Rattle, conductor (City of Birmingham Symphony); Penderecki: Violin Concerto No. 2 ("Metamorphosen"), Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor (London Symphony); Prokofiev/Shostakovich: Violin Concertos No. 2, Maxim Vengerov, violin; Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor (London Symphony); Schumann: Piano Concerto, Introduction and Allegro Appassionato, Opus 92, etc., Murray Perahia, piano; Claudio Abbado, conductor (Berlin Philharmonic).
* Best Instrumental Soloist Performance: Bach: English Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 6, Murray Perahia, piano; Bach: The Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Violin (arranged for eight-string guitar), Paul Galbraith, guitar; "The Long, Long Winter Night," Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; "New Dance--18 Dances for Guitar," David Starobin, guitar; "New York Variations," Stephen Hough, piano.
* Best Chamber Music Performance: "American Scenes," Andre Previn, piano; Gil Shaham, violin; Bartok: The Six String Quartets, Takacs Quartet; Brahms: Sonatas for Viola and Piano Nos. 1 & 2, Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robert Levin, piano; Ligeti: Chamber Music, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Saschko Gawriloff, violin; London Winds; Marie-Luise Neunecker, horn; Tabea Zimmerman, viola; Schnittke: The Complete String Quartets, Kronos Quartet
* Best Small Ensemble Performance: "Creator of the Stars--Christmas Music for Earlier Times," Alexander Blachly, conductor, Pomerium; Glass: "Kundun--Music from the Original Soundtrack," Michael Riesman, conductor, Gyuto Monks, Monks of the Drukpa Order, (studio orchestra); Handel: Concerti Grossi, Opus 6 (Nos. 1-12), Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze, conductor; Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, Steve Reich and musicians; "Voces Americanas," James Rives-Jones, conductor, Voices of Change, (various artists).
* Best Classical Vocal Performance: "Amore per Rossini," Jennifer Larmore, mezzo soprano; "The Beautiful Voice," Renee Fleming, soprano; "Hagegard Sings Brahms, Sibelius, Stenhammar," Hakan Hagegard, baritone; "Handel Arias," Bryn Terfel, baritone; Schumann: "Dichterliebe," Opus 48; "Liederkreis," Opus 24, Matthais Goerne, baritone.
* Best Classical Contemporary Composition: "Gnarly Buttons," John Adams; "90+," Eliott Carter; "Kanon Pokajanen," Arvo Part; Violin Concerto No. 2 ("Metamorphosen"), Krzystof Penderecki; "Ghost Variations," George Tsontakis
* Best Classical Crossover Album: "The Celtic Album," Keith Lockhart, conductor (Boston Pipers Society, Cherish the Ladies, Eileen Ivers, fiddle; Joanie Madden, low whistle; Jerry O'Sullivan, Uilleann pipes; Boston Pops Orchestra); "Gershwin Fantasy," Joshua Bell, violin; John Williams, conductor and piano (London Symphony Orchestra); "Journey to the Amazon, Sharon Isbin, guitar; Thiago de Mello, percussion; Paul Winter, saxophone; "Reflected in Brass--Evelyn Glennie Meets the Black Dyke Band," Evelyn Glennie, xylophone, marimba and vibraphone; James Watson, conductor (Black Dyke Band); "Soul of the Tango--The Music of Astor Piazzolla," Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Jorge Calandrelli, conductor (various artists).
* Best Short-Form Music Video: "Pink," Aerosmith (Doug Nichol, director; Georges Bermann and Jim Czarnecki, producers); "Bachelorette," Bjork (Michel Gondry, director; Georges Bermann and Julie Fong, producers); "Ray of Light," Madonna (Jonas Akerlund, director; Nicola Doring, producer); "All Around the World," Oasis (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, directors; Bart Lipton, producer); "Do the Evolution," Pearl Jam (Kevin Altieri and Todd McFarlane, directors; Terry Fitzgerald, producer).
* Best Long-Form Music Video: "They Wanted the Highway," Fastball (Ondi Timoner, director; Mark Didia and Ondi Timoner, producers); "Inspired by Bach: Six Gestures--No. 6," Yo-Yo Ma (Patricia Rozema, director; Niv Fichman, producer); "Rock and Roll Heart," Lou Reed (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, director; Karen Bernstein, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Tamar Hacker, producers); "TeleVoid," Scott Rockenfield and Paul Speer, featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot (Michael Boydstun, director and producer); "Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing," various artists, Harry Belafonte, narrator (Robert Altman, director and producer).