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THE 42nd ANNUAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

A Complete List of the Nominees

January 05, 2000

* Best Opera Recording: Ades: "Powder Her Face," Thomas Ades, conductor; Valdine Anderson; Roger Bryson; Jill Gomez; Niall Morris; Chris de Souza, producer (Almeida Ensemble) Dvorak: "Rusalka," Charles Mackerras, conductor; Renee Fleming; Ben Heppner; Michael Haas, producer (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Kuhn Mixed Chorus; various artists). Ligeti: "Le Grand Macabre," Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Laura Claycomb; Sibylle Ehlert; Charlotte Hellekant; Derek Lee Ragin; Jard van Nes; Ulrich Schneider, producer (London Sinfonietta Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra, various artists). Messiaen: "Saint Francois d'Assise," Kent Nagano, conductor; Dawn Upshaw; Jose van Dam; Sid McLauchlan, producer (Arnold Schoenberg Chorus; Halle Orchestra). Nielsen: "Maskarade," Ulf Schirmer, conductor; Henriette Bonde-Hansen; Aage Haugland; Gert-Henning Jensen; Kurt Ravn; Susanne Resmark; Bo Skovhus; Chris Hazell, producer (Danish National Radio Symphony and Chorus). Stravinsky: "The Rake's Progress," John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Ian Bostridge; Anne Sofie von Otter; Bryn Terfel; Deborah York; Nicholas Parker, producer (Monteverdi Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra).

* Best Choral Performance: Britten: "War Requiem," Robert Shafer, conductor; Joan McFarland and Betty Scott, choir directors (Richard Clement, Christine Goerke, Richard Stilwell; Maryland Boy Choir; Shenandoah Conservatory Chorus; Washington Chorus; Washington Orchestra). Handel: "Solomon," Paul McCreesh, conductor (Inger Dam-Jenson; Andreas Scholl; Gabrieli Consort; Gabrieli Players). Schmidt: "Book of the Seven Seals," Franz Welser-Most, conductor; Michael Glaser, chorus master (Stig Andersen; Rene Pape; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus). Schubert: Mass in A flat, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (Neill Archer; Michael George; Sally Bruce Payne; Deborah York; Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique). Walton: "Belshazzar's Feast," Simon Rattle, conductor; Simon Halsey and Gareth Morrell, choir directors (Thomas Hampson; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra); track from: Walton: "Belshazzar's Feast"; Symphony No. 1.

* Best Instrumental Soloist(s), Performance (With Orchestra): Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2; Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2, Gil Shaham, violin; Pierre Boulez, conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra). Beethoven: Violin Concerto/Bernstein: Serenade, Hilary Hahn, violin; David Zinman, conductor (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra). Britten: Double Concerto in B minor, Yuri Bashmet, viola; Gidon Kremer, violin; Kent Nagano, conductor (Halle Orchestra); track from: Britten: Double Concerto; "Two Portraits"; "Young Apollo"; Sinfonietta. Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3/Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3 Martha Argerich, piano; Charles Dutoit, conductor (Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal). Scriabin: Piano Concerto, Anatol Ugorski, piano; Pierre Boulez, conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra); track from: Scriabin: "Le Poeme de l'extase"; Piano Concerto; "Promethee."

* Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Bach: English Suites Nos. 2, 4 & 5, Murray Perahia, piano. Chopin: Four Ballades; Berceuse; Barcarolle; Scherzo No. 4, Evgeny Kissin, piano. Confrey: Piano Music, Eteri Andjaparidze, piano. Rzewski: "The People United Will Never Be Defeated"; "Down by the Riverside"; "Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues" Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano. Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Opus 87, Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano.

* Best Chamber Music Performance: Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano. Dvorak: Piano Trio, "Dumky," Opus. 90, Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2, Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Eroica Trio. Hindemith: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano, Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Opus 57. Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Gilbert Kalish, piano. Schubert: "Trout" Quintet, Wolf: "Italian Serenade," Mozart: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," Joseph Carver, double bass; Andreas Haefliger, piano; Takacs Quartet. Tchaikovsky/Shostakovich: Piano Trios Martha Argerich, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Mischa Maisky, violoncello.

* Best Small Ensemble Performance: Brahms: Quintet in B minor for viola and strings, arranged by Bashmet, Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13, arranged by A. Tchaikovsky, Yuri Bashmet, viola; Moscow Soloists. "Colors of Love" (works of Thomas, Stucky, Tavener, Rands, etc.), Chanticleer; Joseph Jennings, conductor. Corelli: Concerti Grossi, Opus 6, Nos. 7-12, Modo Antiquo; Federico Maria Sardelli, conductor. Scarlatti: "Il Primo Omicidio," Antonio Abete, bass; Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin; Richard Croft, tenor; Bernarda Fink, alto; Rene Jacobs, conductor/countertenor; Graciela Oddone, soprano; Dorothea Roschmann, soprano. Schoenberg: "Pierrot Lunaire," Opus 21, "Herzegewachse," Opus 20, "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte," Opus 41, Pierre Boulez, conductor; Ensemble InterContemporain; David Pittman-Jennings, baritone; Christine Schafer, soprano.

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