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Classical

Genre

Classical

Wins*

1328

Nominations*

6923

2020 - 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Ives: Complete Symphonies

Best Orchestral Performance

Ives: Complete Symphonies

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Best Opera Recording

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

Best Choral Performance

Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua

Contemporary Voices

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Contemporary Voices

Theofanidis: Concerto For Viola And Chamber Orchestra

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Theofanidis: Concerto For Viola And Chamber Orchestra

Smyth: The Prison

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Smyth: The Prison

Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke

Best Classical Compendium

Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke

Rouse: Symphony No. 5

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Rouse: Symphony No. 5

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards

Music Facts: Classical

  • Classical music originated in Europe in the 6th century. 

  • Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Schubert, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Shostakovich are among some of the most prominent classical composers. 

  • Famous classical GRAMMY winners include Leonard Bernstein, Georg Solti and Yo-Yo Ma.

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Classical

Wins

Best Orchestral Performance

Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3

Best Opera Recording

Glass: Akhnaten

Best Choral Performance

Mahler: Symphony No. 8, 'Symphony Of A Thousand'

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas - Hope Amid Tears

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Alone Together

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Mythologies

Best Classical Compendium

Women Warriors - The Voices Of Change

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Shaw: Narrow Sea

Nominations

Best Orchestral Performance

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Scriabin: The Poem Of Ecstasy

Best Orchestral Performance

Muhly: Throughline

Best Orchestral Performance

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Best Orchestral Performance

Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives; Harmonielehre

Best Opera Recording

Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites

Best Opera Recording

Little: Soldier Songs

Best Opera Recording

Janácek: Cunning Little Vixen

Best Opera Recording

Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle

Best Choral Performance

The Singing Guitar

Best Choral Performance

Sheehan: Liturgy Of Saint John Chrysostom

Best Choral Performance

Schnittke: Choir Concerto; Three Sacred Hymns; Pärt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons

Best Choral Performance

Rising w/The Crossing

Best Choral Performance

It's A Long Way

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Bruits

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Archetypes

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Akiho: Seven Pillars

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Adams, John Luther: Lines Made By Walking

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Of Power

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Mak Bach

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Beethoven & Brahms: Violin Concertos

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Bach: Sonatas & Partitas

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

An American Mosaic

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Unexpected Shadows

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Schubert: Winterreise

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Dreams Of A New Day - Songs By Black Composers

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Confessions

Best Classical Compendium

Plays

Best Classical Compendium

Cerrone: The Arching Path

Best Classical Compendium

Berg: Violin Concerto; Seven Early Songs & Three Pieces For Orchestra

Best Classical Compendium

American Originals - A New World, A New Canon

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Batiste: Movement 11'

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Assad, Clarice & Sérgio, Connors, Dillon, Martin & Skidmore: Archetypes

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Andriessen: The Only One

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Akiho: Seven Pillars