Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium

Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium
Awarded for quality classical compendium music albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2013
Last awarded 2016
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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]

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).


Year Winner(s) Title Nominees
2013 Antoni Wit (conductor), Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin (producers) Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; The Awakening of Jacob; Anaklasis
2014 Christoph Eschenbach (conductor) Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik
  • Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor), Preben Iwan (producer) - Holmboe: Concerto
  • Maxim Rysanov (conductor), Manfred Eicher (producer) - Tabakova: String Paths
2015 Partch (artists), John Schneider (producer) Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances
2016 Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor), Tim Handley (producer), Gary Call (engineer) - Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto
  • 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

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