Early Music and the 2010 Grammy Nominees



The 2010 Grammy nominees have been announced, among which are several period instrument/performance recordings sprinkled throughout various classical music categories. Many names will be familiar (some past winners among them), with one or two surprises. Baroque music is clearly popular, with the Renaissance period and Classical Era sparsely represented.

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Best Classical Album

Giovanni Antonini, conductor; Cecilia Bartoli (Il Giardino Armonico)

Best Opera Recording

Hasse: Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra
Matthew Dirst, conductor; Jamie Barton and Ava Pine (Ars Lyrica Houston)
[Dorian Sono Luminus]

Best Choral Performance

Bach: Cantatas
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; Erwin Ortner, chorus master; Bernarda Fink, Gerald Finley, Christian Gerhaher, Werner Güra, Julia Kleiter, Christine Schäfer, Anton Scharinger, and Kurt Streit (Concentus Musicus Wien and Arnold Schoenberg Chor)
[Deutsche Harmonia Mundi]

Haydn: The Creation
René Jacobs, conductor; Hans-Christoph Rademann, choir director; Julia Kleiter, Maximilian Schmitt, and Johannes Weisser (Freiburger Barockorchester and RIAS Kammerchor)
[Harmonia Mundi]

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Ceremony & Devotion: Music for the Tudors
Harry Christophers, conductor; The Sixteen

Dinastia Borja
Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial De Catalunya (Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó, Furio Zanasi, Josep Piera, and Francisco Rojas)
[Alia Vox]

Victoria: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Peter Phillips, conductor (The Tallis Scholars)

Best Classical Vocal Performance

Ombre De Mon Amant- French Baroque Arias
Anne Sofie Von Otter (William Christie and Les Arts Florissants)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico)

Vivaldi: Opera Arias – Pyrotechnics
Vivica Genaux (Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante)
[Virgin Classics]

Learn More: Complete 2010 Grammy Nominees (Classical Music)

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