2008 Grammy Awards!

2008 Grammy Awards!

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2008 Grammy Awards!

The 51st Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles. From the Music Sales Group classical catalogs, four composers' works or their performers received awards in the Classical categories for recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008.Congratulations to the winners of the Grammy Awards — read more about the winning recordings below.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Classical Vocal Performance
  • John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan
    Hila Plitmann (JoAnn Falletta; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

Mr. Tambourine Man is John Corigliano's third piece to receive the Best Classical Composition award after his String Quartet (1997 award) and Symphony No. 1 (1992 award). Corigliano joins Samuel Barber and John Adams in the ring of triple-winners.Best Chamber Music Performance
  • Elliott Carter: String Quartet No. 1
    Pacifica Quartet

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammy Awards, honored Elliott Carter with the special Trustees Award. The Academy's Trustees Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity, as determined by a vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.Best Orchestral Performance
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4
    Bernard Haitink, conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    [CSO Resound]

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
  • Piano Music Of Salonen, Stucky, and Lutoslawski
    Salonen: Dichotomie and Yta II
    Gloria Cheng

Esa-Pekka Salonen received an award as conductor.Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
(Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor.)
  • Schoenberg/Sibelius: Violin Concertos
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Hilary Hahn (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]
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