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Best Classical Album

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been handed since 1962. The Recording Academy has changed the title of the award several times over the years, the award was handed out as Album of the Year – Classical from 1962 to 1963, 1965 to 1972 and 1974 to 1976. It was changed to Classical Album of the Year in 1964 and 1977.In 1978 the Academy came up with the title that is still in use today - Best Classical Album. 1968 saw the only tie for the award between Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) performed by various artists & the London Symphony Orchestra and Berg: Wozzeck Pierre Boulez (conductor), Walter Berry, Ingeborg Lasser, Isabel Strauss, Fritz Uhl, Choeur Nationale de Paris & the Orchestra of Paris National Opera.

 Winners: Grammys Best Classical Album

Year
Winner/s
Album
2009
 James Conlon (conductor); Anthony Dean Griffey, Patti LuPone & Audra McDonald; Fred Vogler (producer); Donnie Ray Albert, John Easterlin, Steven Humes, Mel Ulrich & Robert Wörle; Los Angeles Opera Orchestra; Los Angeles Opera Chorus
 Kurt Weill: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny
2006
 Tim Handley (producer), Leonard Slatkin (conductor), Jerry Blackstone, William Hammer, Jason Harris, Christopher Kiver, Carole Ott, & Marie Alice Stollack (choir directors), Christine Brewer and Joan Morris & University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra
 Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience
2005
 John Adams, Lawrence Rock, Richard Elkind (producers), Lorin Maazel (conductor), the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, New York Choral Artists & the New York Philharmonic
 Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls
2004
 Andreas Neubronner (producer), Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor) & Michelle DeYoung
 Mahler: Symphony No. 3; Kindertotenlieder performed by Michelle DeYoung, Vance George, the Pacific Boychoir, the San Francisco Girl's Chorus & the San Francisco Symphony & Chorus
2003
 Thomas Moore (producer), Michael J. Bishop (engineer), Robert Spano (conductor), Norman Mackenzie (chorus director), Christine Goerke, Brett Polegato & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1)
2002
 James Mallinson (producer), Simon Rhodes (engineer), Colin Davis (conductor), Michelle DeYoung, Ben Heppner, Petra Lang, Peter Mattei, Stephen Milling, Sara Mingardo, Kenneth Tarver & the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Berlioz: Les Troyens
2001 – Da-Hong Seetoo & Max Wilcox (producers & engineers) & the Emerson String Quartet
 Shostakovich: The String Quartets
 
2000
 Andreas Neubronner (producer), Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), the Peninsula Boys Choir, the San Francisco Girl's Chorus & the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Stravinsky: The Firebird; The Rite of Spring; Persephone
1999
 James Mallinson (producer), Robert Shaw (conductor) & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard/Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem/Bartók: Cantata Profana
1998
 Steven Epstein (producer), David Zinman (conductor), Yo-Yo Ma & the Philadelphia Orchestra – Premieres: Cello Concertos (Works of Danielpour, Kirchner, Rouse)
 
1997
 Joanna Nickrenz (producer), Leonard Slatkin (conductor), Michelle De Young, various artists, the Washington Choral Arts Society Male Chorus, the Washington Oratorio Society Male Chorus & the National Symphony Orchestra
 Corigliano: Of Rage and Remembrance
1996 – Karl-August Naegler (producer), Pierre Boulez (conductor) & the Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus
 Debussy: La Mer; Nocturnes; Jeux
 
1995 – Karl-August Naegler (producer), Pierre Boulez (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Bartók: Concerto
 Orchestra; Four Orchestral Pieces, Op. 12
1994 – Karl-August Naegler (producer), Pierre Boulez (conductor), John Aler, John Tomlinson & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Bartók: The Wooden Prince & Cantata Profana
 
1993
 Horst Dittberner (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor) & the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
 Mahler: Symphony No. 9
1992
 Hans Weber (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor), June Anderson, Nicolai Gedda, Adolph Green, Jerry Hadley, Della Jones, Christa Ludwig, Kurt Ollmann & the London Symphony Orchestra
 Bernstein: Candide
1991
 Hans Weber (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor) & the New York Philharmonic
 Ives: Symphony No. 2; Gong on the Hook and Ladder; Central Park in the Dark; The Unanswered Question
1990
 Wolf Erichson (producer) & the Emerson String Quartet
 Bartók: 6 String Quartets
1989
 Robert Woods (producer), Robert Shaw (conductor) & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Verdi: Requiem & Operatic Choruses
1988
 Thomas Frost (producer) & Vladimir Horowitz
 Horowitz in Moscow
1987
 Thomas Frost (producer) & Vladimir Horowitz
 Horowitz - The Studio Recordings, New York 1985
1986
 Robert Woods (producer), Robert Shaw (conductor), John Aler & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Berlioz: Requiem
1985
 John Strauss (producer), Neville Marriner (conductor), the Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Choristers of Westminster Abbey & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
 Amadeus (Original Soundtrack)
1984
 James Mallinson (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D
1983
 Samuel H. Carter (producer) & Glenn Gould
 Bach: Goldberg Variations
1982
 James Mallinson (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
1981
 Gunther Breest, Michael Horwath (producers), Pierre Boulez (conductor), Toni Blankenheim, Franz Mazura, Yvonne Minton, Teresa Stratas, & the Orchestre de l'Opera de Paris
 Berg: Lulu
1980
 James Mallinson (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Brahms: Symphonies (1, 2, 3 & 4)
1979
 Christopher Bishop (producer), Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor), Itzhak Perlman & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Brahms: Concerto - Violin in D
1978
 Thomas Frost (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vladimir Horowitz, Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Lyndon Woodside & the New York Philharmonic
 Concert of the Century
1977
 Max Wilcox (producer), Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Arthur Rubinstein & the London Philharmonic Orchestra
 Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos
1976
 Raymond Minshull (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Beethoven: Symphonies (9) Complete
1975
 David Harvey (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
1974
 Thomas Z. Shepard (producer), Pierre Boulez (conductor) & the New York Philharmonic
 Bartók: Concerto - Orchestra
1973
 David Harvey (producer), Georg Solti (conductor), various artists, the Vienna Boys' Choir, the Vienna Singverein Chorus & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat (Symphony of a Thousand)
1972
 Thomas Frost, Richard Killough (producers) & Vladimir Horowitz
 Horowitz Plays Rachmaninoff (Etudes-Tableaux Piano Music; Sonatas)
1971
 Erik Smith (producer), Colin Davis (conductor), various artists & the Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus
 Berlioz: Les Troyens
1970
 Rachel Elkind (producer) & Walter Carlos – Switched-On Bach
 
1969
 none
 
1968
 John McClure (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor), various artists & the London Symphony Orchestra
 Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand)
1968
 Thomas Z. Shepard (producer), Pierre Boulez (conductor), Walter Berry, Ingeborg Lasser, Isabel Strauss, Fritz Uhl, Choeur Nationale de Paris & the Orchestra of Paris National Opera
 Berg: Wozzeck
1967
 Howard Scott (producer), Morton Gould (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 Ives: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor
1966
 Thomas Frost (producer) & Vladimir Horowitz
 Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: An Historic Return
1965
 Leonard Bernstein (conductor) & the New York Philharmonic
 Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish"
1964
 Benjamin Britten (conductor) & the London Symphony Orchestra
 Britten: War Requiem
1963
 Vladimir Horowitz
 Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz
1962
 Igor Stravinsky (conductor) & the Columbia Symphony Orchestra
 Stravinsky Conducts 1960: Le Sacre du Printemps; Petrushka

  
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