Grammy Awards 2021 Classical Music Winners Honours David Robertson

Check out the  winners from the 63rd Grammy Awards for Classical music, recognising recordings released between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020. Former Sydney Symphony Orchestra chief conductor David Robertson was a winner in the Best Opera Recording category for Porgy and Bess – a performance he conducted with the SSO in 2016!   

Best Orchestral Performance:IVES: COMPLETE SYMPHONIES, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Best Opera Recording: GERSHWIN: PORGY AND BESS, David Robertson, conductor; Frederick Ballentine, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore & Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance: DANIELPOUR: THE PASSION OF YESHUAH, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; James K. Bass & Adam Luebke, chorus masters (James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann & Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & UCLA Chamber Singers)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: CONTEMPORARY VOICES, Pacifica Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: THEOFANIDIS: CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: SMYTH: THE PRISON, Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium: THOMAS, M.T.: FROM THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK & MEDITATIONS ON RILKE, Isabel Leonard; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: ROUSE: SYMPHONY NO. 5, Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)


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