OPUS 3 ARTISTS 2009 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES

12.04.08
James Conlon, Robert Spano, Jonathan Biss, Gabriela Montero, Jennifer Koh, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos , Michelle DeYoung

Best Opera Recording
Tan Dun: The First Emperor
Tan Dun, conductor; Michelle DeYoung, Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth Futral, Paul Groves, Wu Hsing-Kuo & Hao Jiang Tian

Weill: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny
James Conlon, conductor; Anthony Dean Griffey, Patti LuPone & Audra McDonald

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Harrison: Pipa Concerto
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Wu Man (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) Track from: Traditions And Transformations: Sounds Of Silk Road Chicago

Best Chamber Music Performance
String Poetic
Jennifer Koh & Reiko Uchida

Best Small Ensemble Performance
Dun: Pipa Concerto; Hayashi: Viola Concerto; Takemitsu: Nostalgia
Roman Balashov, conductor; Yuri Bashmet; Moscow Soloists (Wu Man)

Best Classical Vocal Performance
Terezín: Theresienstadt
Anne Sofie von Otter (Christian Gerhaher & Daniel Hope; Bengt Forsberg &  Gerold Huber)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Gandolfi: The Garden Of Cosmic Speculation
Michael Gandolfi (Robert Spano, conductor)

Best Classical Crossover Album
Baroque
Gabriela Montero

Best Regional Mexican Album (Vocal or Instrumental)
Amor, Dolor Y Lágrimas: Música Ranchera
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Puccini: La Bohème, Michael Bishop, engineer
(Robert Spano & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

Traditions And Transformations: Sounds Of Silk Road Chicago
David Frost, Tom Lazarus & Christopher Willis, engineers (Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Alan Gilbert,
Silk Road Ensemble, Wu Man, Yo-Yo Ma & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
David Frost
Traditions And Transformations: Sounds Of Silk Road Chicago (Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Alan Gilbert, Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble, Wu Man & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

David Groves
Baroque (Gabriela Montero)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Jonathan Biss)

Judith Sherman
Riley, Terry: The Cusp Of Magic (Kronos Quartet & Wu Man)
String Poetic (Jennifer Koh & Reiko Uchida)

Robert Woods
Puccini: La Bohème (Robert Spano & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

Robina G. Young
Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18, Nos 1-6 (Tokyo String Quartet)

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