Leila Josefowicz, John Adams, Christian Tetzlaff and Gil Shaham all feature in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category. The shortlist includes Leila‘s recording of John Adams’ Schererazade.2 with St. Louis Symphony and David Robertson (Nonesuch) — Leila was last nominated for a Grammy three years ago and this particular work was composed specifically for her by John Adams. Tetzlaff is nominated for his recording of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto & Romance and Suk’s Fantasywith Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgårds (Ondine), and Shaham is chosen for his 1930’s Violin Concertos, Vol.2 with The Knights & Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under Stéphanie Denève (Canary Classics).
Five artists feature on albums in the Best Opera Recording category — Decca’s recording of Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Andreas Scholl and Anne Sofie von Otter under the baton of Giovanni Antonini, and Opus Arte’s recording of Kasper Holten’s production of Szymanowski’s Król Roger at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with Georgia Jarman and Kim Begley.
Nominated for Best Orchestral Performance is Neeme Järvi’s album of Ibert’s Orchestral Works with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Chandos), and Krzysztof Penderecki’s album, Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1, with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (Warner Classics) is shortlisted for the Best Choral Performance award.
The Grammy Award winners are announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 12 February 2017.