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 Awards, Grammy Nominations 2022

Grammy Nominations 2022For six decades, the Grammys (presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) have been one of the major events in the global record-industry year, and the shortlist for the 2022 Awards was announced last night, with nominees including Augustin Hadelich, Jamie Barton, Joyce DiDonato, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. The winners will be revealed on Monday 31st January.

And in case you missed them earlier, you can read our in-depth interviews with Jamie Barton and Jamie Heggie about Unexpected Shadows here and with Joyce DiDonato about Winterreise here.

Best Orchestral Performance

Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Christina Landshamer (soprano), Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo), Werner Güra (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Manfred Honeck

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Nico Muhly - Throughline

San Francisco Symphony, Nico Muhly

Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Best Opera Recording

Mika Kares (Bluebeard), Szilvia Vörös (Judith), Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Zachary James (Amenhotep III), Richard Bernstein (Aye), Aaron Blake (High Priest), Will Liverman (General Horemhab), Anthony Roth Constanzo (Akhnaten), Disella Larusdottir (Queen Tye), J'Nai Bridges (Nefertiti)

Metropolitan Opera, Karen Kamensek

Available Format: 2 CDs

Lucy Crowe (Vixen), Gerald Finley (Forester), Sophia Burgos (Fox), Jan Martiník (Badger/Parson), Peter Hoare (Mosquito/Rooster/Schoolmaster), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Harašta)

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle

Available Formats: 2 SACDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Little: Soldier Songs

Opera Philadelphia Orchestra, Corrado Rovaris

Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Isabel Leonard, Karen Cargill, Karita Mattila, Erin Morley, Adrianne Pieczonka; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Best Choral Performance

It's A Long Way

Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Matthew Guard

Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Leah Crocetto, Tamara Wilson, Erin Morley, Mihoko Fujimura, Tamara Mumford, Simon O'Neill, Morris Robinson & Ryan McKinny; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus & Pacific Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel

The Crossing, Donald Nally

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Kaspars Putniņš

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

The Saint Tikhon Choir, Benedict Sheehan

Available Formats: Blu-ray Audio + CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

JACK Quartet

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Akiho: Seven Pillars

Sandbox Percussion

Clarice Assad (vocals, piano), Sergio Assad (guitar), Third Coast Percussion

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Bruits

Imani Winds

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Jennifer Koh (violin)

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

An American Mosaic

Simone Dinnerstein

Augustin Hadelich (violin)

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Gil Shaham (violin), The Knights, Eric Jacobsen

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Mak Grgić (microtonal guitar)

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Curtis J Stewart

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Laura Stricking (soprano), Joy Schreier (piano), Sarah Eckman McIver (flute)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Songs by Black Composers

Will Liverman (baritone), Paul Sánchez (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Mythologies

Sangeeta Kaur & Hila Plitmann

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Jamie Barton (mezzo), Jake Heggie (piano), Matt Haimovitz (cello)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Best Classical Compendium

American Originals - A New World, A New Canon

AGAVE & Reginald L. Mobley

Gil Shaham (violin), Susanna Phillips (soprano), San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson-Thomas

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Cerrone: The Arching Path

Timo Andres & Ian Rosenbaum

Chick Corea (piano)

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Women Warriors - The Voices Of Change

Amy Andersson

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Akiho: Seven Pillars

Sandbox Percussion

Nora Fischer (soprano), Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Clarice Assad (vocals, piano), Sergio Assad (guitar), Third Coast Percussion

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Batiste: Movement 11'

Jon Batiste

Sō Percussion (drums, marimba, vibraphone, percussion, synthesizer, organ, piano), Gilbert Kalish (piano), Dawn Upshaw (vocals, percussion), Caroline Shaw (organ)

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Best Engineered Classical Album

Clarice Assad (vocals, piano), Sergio Assad (guitar), Third Coast Percussion

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Christina Landshamer (soprano), Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo), Werner Güra (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Manfred Honeck

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Leah Crocetto, Tamara Wilson, Erin Morley, Mihoko Fujimura, Tamara Mumford, Simon O'Neill, Morris Robinson & Ryan McKinny; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus & Pacific Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel