Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium

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Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium
Awarded forquality classical compendium music albums
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2013
Last awarded2019
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, [1] to recording artists for quality compendium albums in the classical music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". [2]

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

Classical music broad tradition of Western art music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more precise term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820, this article is about the broad span of time from before the 6th century AD to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common-practice period. The major time divisions of Western art music are as follows:

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This category was created categories for the 55th Grammy Awards. According to the category description guide it is intended "for an album collection containing at least 51 percent playing time of newly recorded material of performances (vocal or instrumental) by various soloist(s) and/or ensemble(s) involving a mixture of classical subgenres" It also states that these albums may not be entered in other classical album categories and classical crossover albums might be eligible. [3]

The Grammy is awarded to the artist(s), album producer(s) and engineer(s) of over 51% of playing time of the album, if other than the artist(s).

Winners

YearWinner(s)TitlePerformersNomineesRef.
2013 Antoni Wit (conductor)
Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin (producers)
Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; The Awakening of Jacob; AnaklasisComposer(s): Krzysztof Penderecki; Orchestra(s): Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Artist(s): Urszula Janik, Jennifer Montone, Elzbieta Stefanska

[4]
2014 Christoph Eschenbach (conductor) Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik Composer(s): Hindemith; Orchestra(s): North German Radio Symphony Orchestra ; Artist(s): Midori (Violin)
  • Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor), Preben Iwan (producer) – Holmboe: Concerto
  • Maxim Rysanov (conductor), Manfred Eicher (producer) – Tabakova: String Paths

[5]
2015 Partch (artists)
John Schneider (producer)
Partch: Plectra & Percussion DancesComposer(s): Partch; Artist(s): PARTCH ENSEMBLE

[6]
2016 Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Tim Handley (producer)
Gary Call (engineer)
Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand ConcertoComposer(s): Stephen Paulus; Orchestra(s): Nashville Symphony; Artist(s): Nathan J. Laube (organ)
  • New Budapest Orpheum Society (artists), Jim Ginsburg (producer) – As Dreams Fall Apart – The Golden Age of Jewish Stage and Film Music (1925–1955)
  • George Manahan (conductor), Judith Sherman (producer) – Ask Your Mama
  • Paul McCreesh (conductor), Nicholas Parker (producer) – Händel: l'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740
  • Nadia Shpachenko (artist), Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin (producers) – Woman at the New Piano

[7]
2017 Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Tim Handley (producer)
Gary Call (engineer)
Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon a CastleComposer(s): Michael Daugherty, Orchestra(s): Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Artist(s): Zuill Bailey (Cello), Paul Jacobs (Organ)

[8]
2018 Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor); Tim Handley (producer) Gary Call (engineer)Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe ConcertoComposer(s): Jennifer Higdon, Orchestra(s): Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Artist(s): Roberto Díaz (Viola), James Button (Oboe)
  • Alexandre Tharaud (conductor); Cécile Lenoir (producer) – Barbara
  • Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor); Guido Tichelman (producer) – Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble & Choir
  • Jordi Savall (conductor); Benjamin Bletton (producer) – Les Routes de l'Esclavage
  • Lucy Mauro (pianist and producer) – Mademoiselle: Première Audience – Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger

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2019 JoAnn Falletta (conductor); Tim Handley (producer)Fuchs: Piano Concerto 'Spiritualist'; Poems of Life; Glacier; RushComposer(s): Kenneth Fuchs, Orchestra(s): London Symphony Orchestra; Artist(s): Jeffrey Biegel (Piano), Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Countertenor), Timothy McAllister (Saxophone), D. J. Sparr (Electric guitar)

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See also

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo has been awarded since 1959. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo was first awarded during the annual Grammy Awards ceremony in 2012.

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition was first awarded in 1961. This award was not presented from 1967 to 1984.

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