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Part II of the 47th annual Grammy Awards nominees

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“Si, Soy Llanero — Joropo Music From the Orinoco Plains of Colombia” — El Grupo Cimarron (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
“Raise Your Spirit Higher” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Heads Up Intl.)
“Tango Varon” — Sandra Luna (Times Square Records)
“Jolgorio” — Peru Negro (Times Square Records)
“Abayudaya — Music From the Jewish People of Uganda” — Various artists; Jeffrey A. Summit, producer (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

“Cositas Buenas” — Paco De Lucía (Verve Intl.)
“Bebel Gilberto” — Bebel Gilberto (Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees Records)
“Roots” — Gipsy Kings (Nonesuch)
“Oyaya!” — Angelique Kidjo (Columbia)
“Egypt” — Youssou N’Dour (Nonesuch)

“Highways & Dancehalls” — Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones (Bel-Aire Records)
“Let’s Kiss: 25th Anniversary Album” — Brave Combo (DenTone)
“Pangora’s Box” — John Gora & Gorale (Sunshine Records)
“Come On Over” — Henny & the Versa J’s (Jazzo)
“Polkas United” — Walter Ostanek & Gaylord Klancnik (Ranch Recordings)

“Assassins” — Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer/lyricist) (The Broadway Cast Recording With Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris And Others) (PS Classics)
“Avenue Q – The Musical” — Jay David Saks, producer; Jeff Whitty, book; Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording With Rick Lyon, Jennifer Barnhart And Others) (Victor)
“The Boy From Oz” — Phil Ramone, producer (Peter Allen & Others, composer/lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast Recording With Hugh Jackman And Others) (Decca Broadway)
“Wicked” — Stephen Schwartz, producer; Stephen Schwartz, composer/lyricist (Original Broadway Cast Recording With Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel) (Decca Broadway)
“Wonderful Town” — Hugh Fordin, producer (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Betty Comden & Adolph Green, lyricists) (The New Broadway Cast Recording With Donna Murphy) (DRG Theater)

“Beethoven’s Wig 2 — More Sing Along Symphonies” — Beethoven’s Wig (Rounder Kids)
“cELLAbration! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins” — Various artists; Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, producers (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
“House Party” — Dan Zanes and Friends (Festival Five Records)
“Merry Fishes to All” — Trout Fishing in America (Trout Records)
“Sharing Cultures With Ella Jenkins” — Ella Jenkins (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

“The Best Halloween Ever” — Elaine Stritch (Harper Children’s Audio)
“Carnival of the Animals” — John Lithgow (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” — Peter Schickele (Newport Classic)
“Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr. Seuss” — Various artists; John McElroy, producer (Listening Library)
“The Story of Classical Music” — Marin Alsop (Naxos Audio Books)
“The Train They Call the City of New Orleans” — Tom Chapin (Live Oak Media)

“Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” — David Sedaris (Time Warner Audiobooks)
“Live & Kickin’ at the National Storytelling Festival” — David Holt & Zeb Holt (High Windy Audio)
“My Life” — Bill Clinton (Random House Audio)
“The Pleasure of My Company” — Steve Martin (Hyperion Audiobooks)
“The World According to Mr. Rogers (Fred Rogers)” — Tyne Daly, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, Andre Watts (Simon & Schuster Audio)

“Come Poop With Me” — Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Warner Bros.)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents … America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction” — Jon Stewart and the cast of “The Daily Show” (Time Warner Audiobooks)
“The Funny Thing Is…” — Ellen DeGeneres (Simon & Schuster Audio)
“Live at Carnegie Hall” — David Sedaris (Time Warner Audiobooks)
“The O’Franken Factor Factor — The Very Best of the O’Franken Factor” — Al Franken (Artemis Records)

“Cold Mountain” — Various artists (DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)
“De-Lovely” — Various artists (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)
“Garden State” — Various artists (Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax/Fox Music)
“Kill Bill Vol. 2” — Various artists (Maverick)
“Shrek 2” — Various artists (DreamWorks/Geffen)

“Angels in America” — Thomas Newman, composer (Thomas Newman) (Nonesuch)
“Big Fish” — Danny Elfman, composer (various artists) (Sony Classical/Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax)
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — Jon Brion, composer (various artists) (Hollywood)
“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” — John Williams, composer (various artists) (Warner Sunset/Nonesuch/Atlantic)
“The Lord of the Rings — The Return of the King” — Howard Shore, composer (Howard Shore) (Reprise/WMG Soundtracks)

“Accidentally in Love” — David Bryson, Adam Duritz, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley, Dan Vickrey, songwriters (Counting Crows) (track from “Shrek 2”) (DreamWorks/Geffen; publishers: Songs of SKG/EMI Blackwood Music, Jones Falls Music)
“Belleville Rendez-Vous” — Benoit Charest, Sylvain Chomet, songwriters (M) (track from “The Triplets of Belleville”) (Higher Octave Soundtracks; publishers: Les Armateurs/Bibi and Genevieve)
“Into the West” — Annie Lennox, Howard Shore, Fran Walsh, songwriters (Annie Lennox) (track from “The Lord of the Rings — The Return of the King”) (Reprise/WMG Soundtracks; publishers: New Line Tunes/BMG Music Publishing)
“The Scarlet Tide” — Henry Burnett & Elvis Costello, songwriters (Alison Krauss) (track from “Cold Mountain”) (DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; publishers: Plangent Visions Music/Henry Burnett Music)
“You Will Be My Ain True Love” — Sting, songwriter (Alison Krauss) (track from “Cold Mountain”) (DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; publishers: EMI Blackwood Music & Steerpike (Overseas) Ltd.)

“Ada Plays” — Gabriel Yared, composer (Gabriel Yared) (track from “Cold Mountain — Soundtrack”) (DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; publisher: MRX Music)
“Bulería, Solea y Rumba”Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider Orchestra) (track from “Concert in the Garden”) (ArtistShare; publisher: MSF Music)
“Merengue” — Paquito D’Rivera, composer (Yo-Yo Ma) (track from “Obrigado Brazil — Live in Concert”) (Sony Classical)
“Past Present & Future” — Slide Hampton, composer (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) (track from “The Way — Music of Slide Hampton”) (Planet Arts Recordings; publisher: Slide Hampton Music)
“Three Romances” — Maria Schneider, composer (University of Miami Concert Jazz Band) (Summit Records, Summit Education; publisher: Summit Records)

“Bella Luce” — Phil Kelly, arranger (Phil Kelly & the NW Prevailing Winds) (track from “Convergence Zone”) (Origin Records)
“Libertango” — Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Yo-Yo Ma) (track from “Obrigado Brazil — Live in Concert”) (Sony Classical)
“The Long Passage” — Chick Corea, arranger (Chick Corea Elektric Band) (track from “To the Stars”) (Stretch Records)
“Past Present & Future” — Slide Hampton, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) (track from “The Way — Music of Slide Hampton”) (Planet Arts Recordings)
“Sing, Sing, Sing” — Jim McNeely, arranger (David Liebman Big Band) (track from “Beyond the Line”) (OmniTone)

“Dancing in the Dark” — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Jane Monheit) (track from “Taking a Chance on Love”) (Sony Classical)
“Joy to the World” — Joseph Joubert, Michael McElroy, Buryl Red, arrangers (Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices with Joseph Joubert) (track from “Great Joy — A Gospel Christmas”) (Sh-K-Boom Records)
“Over the Rainbow” — Victor Vanacore, arranger (Ray Charles & Johnny Mathis) (track from “Genius Loves Company”) (Concord Records/Hear Music)
“Summertime” — John Clayton, David Foster, arrangers (Renee Olstead) (track from “Renee Olstead”) (143/Reprise Records)
“Unchained Melody” — Steve Gaboury, Cyndi Lauper, Don Sebesky, arrangers (Cyndi Lauper) (track from “At Last”) (Epic Records)

“Chutes Too Narrow” — Jesse LeDoux, art director (The Shins) (Sub Pop Records)
“Educated Guess” — Ani DiFranco, Brian Grunert, art directors (Ani DiFranco) (Righteous Babe Records)
“A Ghost Is Born” — Peter Buchanan-Smith, Dan Nadel, art directors (Wilco) (Nonesuch)
“To the 5 Boroughs” — Nathanial Hornblower, Dechen Wangdu, art directors (Beastie Boys) (Capitol Records)
“The Wandering Accordion” — Qing-Yang Xiao, art director (various artists) (Wind Records)

“The Complete Verve Master Takes” — Hollis King, art director (Charlie Parker) (Verve Music Group)
“Goodbye, Babylon” — Susan Archie, art director (various artists) (Dust-to-Digital)
“The Hip Hop Box” — Michele Horie & Ryan Rogers, art directors (various artists) (Hip-O Records)
“Once in a Lifetime” — Stefan Sagmeister, art director (Talking Heads) (Sire/Warner Bros./Rhino Records)
“Unearthed” — Christine Cano, art director (Johnny Cash) (American Recordings/Lost Highway Records)

“The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 — Concert at Philharmonic Hall” — Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Bob Dylan) (Columbia/Legacy)
“Carry It On” — Barry Alfonso, album notes writer (Peter, Paul and Mary) (Warner Bros./Rhino Records)
“The Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (1945-1947)” — Loren Schoenberg, album notes writer (Woody Herman & His Orchestra) (Mosaic Records)
“Let the Buyer Beware” — Paul Krassner, album notes writer (Lenny Bruce) (Shout! Factory)
“No Thanks! The ’70s Punk Rebellion” — Chris Morris, album notes writer (Various Artists) (Rhino Records)

“The Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (1945-1947)” — Scott Wenzel, compilation producer; Malcolm Addey, Michael Brooks, Matt Cavaluzzo, Ken Robertson, mastering engineers (Woody Herman & His Orchestra) (Mosaic Records)
“Goodbye, Babylon” — Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producer; David Glasser, Matt Sandoski, mastering engineers (Various Artists) (Dust-to-Digital)
“Let the Buyer Beware” — Hal Willner, compilation producer; Eric Liljestrand, mastering engineer (Lenny Bruce) (Shout! Factory)
“Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970” — Daniel Cooper, Michael Gray, compilation producers; Joseph M. Palmaccio, Alan Stoker, mastering engineers (Various Artists) (CMF/Lost Highway Records)
“Unearthed” — Rick Rubin, compilation producer; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer (Johnny Cash) (American Recordings/Lost Highway Records)

“Brian Wilson Presents Smile” — Mark Linett, engineer (Brian Wilson) (Nonesuch Records)
“Feels Like Home” — Jay Newland, engineer (Norah Jones) (Blue Note Records)
“Genius Loves Company” — Robert Fernandez, John Harris, Terry Howard, Pete Karam, Joel Moss, Al Schmitt, Ed Thacker, engineers (Ray Charles and various artists) (Concord Records/Hear Music)
“The Girl in the Other Room” — Al Schmitt, engineer (Diana Krall) (Verve)
“Give” — Tchad Blake, engineer (The Bad Plus) (Columbia Records)

T Bone Burnett — “Cold Mountain — Soundtrack” (various artists)
Rob Cavallo — “American Idiot” (Green Day)
Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis — “Damita Jo” (Janet Jackson); “Eyes of the Heart (Radio’s Song)” (India Arie); “R&B Junkie” (Janet Jackson); “Simple Things” (Usher); “Spending Time With You” (Janet Jackson); “That’s What It’s Made For” (Usher); “Truth Hurts” (Usher)
Tommy LiPuma — “Accentuate the Positive” (Al Jarreau) (A); “The Girl in the Other Room” (Diana Krall) (A)
John Shanks — “Autobiography” (Ashlee Simpson) (A); “Breakaway” (Kelly Clarkson) (T); “The First Cut Is the Deepest” (Sheryl Crow) (T); “Fly” (Hilary Duff) (T); “Shine Your Light” (Robbie Robertson) (T); “So-Called Chaos” (Alanis Morissette) (A)

“Amazing” (Full Intention Club Mix) Michael Gray, Jon Pearn, remixers (George Michael) (Aegean/Epic Records)
“It’s My Life” (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix) — Jacques Lu Cont, remixer (No Doubt) (track from “The Singles 1992-2003”) (Interscope Records)
“Motor Inn” (Felix Da Housecat’s High Octane Mix) — Felix Da Housecat, remixer (Iggy Pop With Feedom, Featuring Peaches) (Virgin Records America)
“She Wants to Move” (Basement Jaxx Mix) — Basement Jaxx, remixers (N.E.R.D.) (Virgin Records)
“Watching Cars Go By” (Sasha’s Remix) — Sasha, remixer (Felix Da Housecat) (track from “Involver”) (Global Underground)

“Avalon” — Bob Clearmountain, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Rhett Davies, surround producer (Roxy Music) (Virgin Records)
“Genius Loves Company” — Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Robert Hadley, Doug Sax, surround mastering engineers; John Burk, Phil Ramone, Herbert Waltl, surround producers (Ray Charles and various artists) (Concord Records/Hear Music)
“Mahler: Symphony No. 4” — Markus Heiland, surround mix engineer; Markus Heiland, surround mastering engineer; Andreas Neubronner, surround producer (Michael Tilson Thomas conducting San Francisco Symphony) (SFS Media)
“Nick of Time” — Ed Cherney, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie, Doug Sax, surround mastering engineers (Bonnie Raitt) (Capitol Records)
“Raise Your Spirit Higher” — Martin Walters, surround mix engineer; Paul Blakemore, surround mastering engineer; Martin Walters, surround producer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) (Heads Up Intl.)

“Glazunov: Symphony No. 5” — Jean Chatauret, Jean-Martial Golaz, engineers (Jose Serebrier) (Warner Classics)
“Higdon: City Scape” — Jack Renner, engineer (Robert Spano) (Telarc)
“Kurka: Symphonic Works” — Bill Maylone, Christopher Willis, engineers (Carlos Kalmar) (Cedille Records)
“LAGQ’s Guitar Heroes” — Robert Friedrich, engineer (Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) (Telarc)
“Turnage-Scofield: Scorched” — Wolfgang Decker, Charly Morell, engineers (Hugh Wolff) (Deutsche Grammophon)

Manfred Eicher –“Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1” (Till Fellner); “Machaut: Motets” (Hilliard Ensemble); “Mansurian: Monodia” (Christoph Poppen, K. Kashkashian, L. Kavakos, Hilliard Ensemble, J. Garbarek); “Ravel: Sonate Posthume; Tzigane/Enescu: Son. No. 3, etc.” (Leonidas Kavakos & Peter Nagy) “Ysaye: Sonatas for Solo Violin” (Thomas Zehetmair)
David Frost — “Adolphe: Ladino Songs; Out of the Whirlwind, etc.” (Rodney Winther, J. Aler, D. Jolley, E. Fisk, L. Shelton, P. Pancella); “Brubeck: Gates of Justice” (Russell Gloyd & Tom Hall); “Genesis Suite 1945” (Schoenberg, Shilkret, Tansman, Milhaud, etc.) (Gerard Schwarz & Sigurd Brauns); “Jewish Operas Vol. 1 (The Golem; Chelm; The Dybbuk)” (Stephen Gunzenhauser and various); “Wyner: The Mirror; Passover Offering, etc.” (Carol Wincenc, Carol Meyer, Richard Stoltzman, Ronald Thomas)
James Mallinson — “Brahms: Sym. No. 2; Double Concerto” (Bernard Haitink, Gordan Nikolitch, Tim Hugh); “Britten: Peter Grimes” (Sir Colin Davis, A. Michaels-Moore, J. Watson, G. Winslade, C. Wyn-Rogers); “Liszt: Dante Symphony; Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo” (Leon Botstein); “Sibelius: Syms. Nos. 5 & 6” (Sir Colin Davis); “Sibelius: Syms. Nos. 3 & 7” (Sir Colin Davis)
Robina G. Young — “American Angels” (Anonymous 4); “Baltic Voices 2” (Paul Hillier); “Rachmaninov: Transcriptions” (Olga Kern); “Tchaikovsky: Piano Con. No. 1” (Olga Kern) “Vivaldi: Concertos for the Emperor” (Andrew Manze)
Daniel Zalay — “Berlioz: Les nuits d’ete” (David Daniels); “Monteverdi: L’Orfeo” (Emmanuelle Haim, Natalie Dessay, Ian Bostridge); “Purcell: Dido and Aeneas” (Emmanuelle Haim, Susan Graham, Ian Bostridge); “Scarlatti, A.: La Santissima Trinita” (Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante)

“Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls” — Lorin Maazel, conductor; John Adams, Lawrence Rock, producers (Brooklyn Youth Chorus & New York Choral Artists; New York Philharmonic) (Nonesuch Records)
“Britten: Peter Grimes” — Sir Colin Davis, conductor; Jonathan Lemalu, Anthony Michaels-Moore, James Rutherford, Janice Watson, Glenn Winslade; James Mallinson, producer (various artists; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra) (LSO Live)
“Carter: Symphony No. 1; Piano Concerto; Holiday Overture” — Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor; Mark Wait, piano; Peter Newble, producer (Nashville Symphony Orchestra) (Naxos)
“Higdon: City Scape; Concerto for Orchestra” — Robert Spano, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) (Telarc)
“Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro” Rene Jacobs, conductor; Patrizia Ciofi, Veronique Gens, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lorenzo Regazzo; Martin Sauer, producer (various artists; Concerto Koln) (Harmonia Mundi)

“Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls” — Lorin Maazel, conductor (Brooklyn Youth Chorus & New York Choral Artists; New York Philharmonic) (Nonesuch Records)
“Bax: Symphony No. 7; Tintagel” — David Lloyd-Jones, conductor (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) (Naxos)
“Glazunov: Symphony No. 5; The Seasons, Op. 67” — Jose Serebrier, conductor (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) (Warner Classics)
“Higdon: City Scape; Concerto for Orchestra” — Robert Spano, conductor (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) (Telarc)
“Martinu: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4” — Jiri Belohlavek, conductor (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) (Supraphon)

“Monteverdi: L’Orfeo” — Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor/harpsichord/organ; Ian Bostridge, Patrizia Ciofi, Natalie Dessay; Daniel Zalay, producer (various artists; European Voices; Le Concert d’Astree) (Virgin Classics)
“Montsalvatge: El Gato con Botas” — Antoni Ros Marba, conductor; Antonio Comas, Enric Martinez-Castignani, Marisa Martins, Isabel Monar, Stefano Palatchi; Antoni Parera Fons, producer (Orquestra Simfonica del Gran Teatre del Liceu) (Columna Musica)
“Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro” — Rene Jacobs, conductor; Patrizia Ciofi, Veronique Gens, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lorenzo Regazzo; Martin Sauer, producer (various artists; Concerto Koln) (Harmonia Mundi)
“Purcell: Dido and Aeneas” — Emmanuelle Haim, harpsichord/conductor; Ian Bostridge, Susan Graham; Daniel Zalay, producer (various artists; European Voices; Le Concert d’Astree) (Virgin Classics)
“Scarlatti, A.: Griselda” — Rene Jacobs, conductor; Dorothea Roschmann, Lawrence Zazzo; Martin Sauer, producer (various artists; Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin) (Harmonia Mundi)

“Baltic Voices 2” — Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philhamonic Chamber Choir) (Harmonia Mundi)
“Berlioz: Requiem” — Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, choir director (Frank Lopardo, tenor; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) (Telarc)
“Penderecki: St. Luke Passion” — Antoni Wit, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, organ, chorus master; (Jaroslaw Malanowicz, organ; Romuald Tesarowicz, bass; Izabella Klosinska, soprano, Krzysztof Kolberger, evangelist; Adam Kruszewski, baritone; Warsaw Boys Choir, Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra) (Naxos)
“Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom” — Stephen Cleobury, conductor (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge) (EMI Classics)
“Silvestrov: Requiem for Larissa” — Volodymyr Sirenko, conductor; Yevhen Savchuk, chorus master (National Choir of Ukraine, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine) (ECM New Series)

“Berg/Britten: Violin Concertos” — Paul Watkins, conductor; Daniel Hope, violin (BBC Symphony Orchestra) (Warner Classics)
“Bliss: Piano Concerto” — David Lloyd-Jones, conductor; Peter Donohoe, piano (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) (track from “Bliss”) (Naxos)
“Carter: Piano Concerto” — Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor; Mark Wait, piano (Nashville Symphony Orchestra) (track from “Carter: Symphony No. 1”) (Naxos)
“Mansurian: ‘…And Then I Was in Time Again’ “ — Christoph Poppen, conductor; Kim Kashkashian, viola (Munich Chamber Orchestra) (track from “Monodia”) (ECM New Series)
“Previn: Violin Concerto ‘Anne-Sophie’/Bernstein: Serenade” — Andre Previn, conductor; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin (Boston Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Orchestra) (Deutsche Grammophon)

“Aire Latino” — David Russell, guitar (Telarc)
“Debussy: Images” — Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano (Warner Classics)
“Pletnev Plays Schumann” — Mikhail Pletnev, piano (Deutsche Grammophon)
“Shostakovich: Piano Works” — Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano (Decca)
“Ysaye: Sonatas for Violin Solo, Op. 27” — Thomas Zehetmair, violin (ECM New Series)

“Adams: Road Movies” — Leila Josefowicz, violin; John Novacek, piano (track from “Adams: Road Movies”) (Hallelujah Junction; China Gates, etc.) (Nonesuch Records)
“Bartok: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Etc.” — Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Christian Tetzlaff, violin (Virgin Classics)
“Bridge: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3” — Maggini Quartet (Naxos)
“Machaut: Motets” — Hilliard Ensemble (ECM New Series)
“Prokofiev” — Martha Argerich, piano; Mikhail Pletnev, piano (Deutsche Grammophon)

“Biber: Harmonia Artificiosa” — Reinhard Goebel, conductor/violin/violino piccolo/viola d’amore; Musica Antiqua Koln (Archiv Produktion)
“Carlos Chavez: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 2” — Jeff von der Schmidt, conductor; Southwest Chamber Music (Cambria Master Recordings)
“Gibbons: With a Merrie Noyse” — Bill Ives, conductor; Fretwork; the Cho. of Magdalen College, Oxford (Jonathan Hardy, organ) (Harmonia Mundi)
“Rameau: Dardanus; Le Temple de la Gloire” — Jeanne Lamon, conductor; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (CBC Records)
“Wyner: The Mirror; Passover Offering, etc.” — James Guttman, double bass; Matthew Kirchner, tenor; Richard Lalli, baritone; Carol Meyer, soprano; Robert Schulz, percussion; Daniel Stepner, violin; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet/conductor; David Taylor, Ronald Thomas, cello; Carol Wincenc, flute (Yehudi Weyner, speaker) (Naxos)

“Grieg and Sibelius Songs” — Karita Mattila, soprano (Sakari Oramo; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) (Warner Classics)
“Handel: Arias” — Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo soprano (Harry Bicket, conductor/harpsichord/chamber organ; Phoebe Carrai, cello; Stephen Stubbs, lute/baroque guitar; Margriet Tindemans, viola da gamba; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) (Avie)
“Ives: Songs” — Susan Graham, mezzo soprano (Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano) (track from “Ives: Concord Sonata; Songs”) (Warner Classics)
“Marx: Orchestral Songs” — Angela Maria Blasi, soprano; Stella Doufexis, mezzo soprano (Steven Sloane; Bochum Symphony Orchestra) (ASV, Sanctuary Classics)
“A Romantic Songbook” — Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone (Justus Zeyen, piano) (Deutsche Grammophon)

“Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls” — John Adams (Lorin Maazel; Brooklyn Youth Chorus & New York Choral Artists; New York Philharmonic) (Nonesuch Records; publisher: Hendon Music)
“Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra” — Jennifer Higdon (Robert Spano; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) (track from “Higdon”) (Telarc; publisher: Lawdon Press)
“Mansurian: ‘…And Then I Was in Time Again’ “ — Tigran Mansurian (Kim Kashkashian, viola; Christoph Poppen; Munich Chamber Orchestra) (track from “Monodia”) (ECM New Series; publisher: MP Belaieff)
“Previn: Violin Concerto ‘Anne-Sophie'” — Andre Previn (Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Andre Previn; Boston Symphony Orchestra) (track from “Previn: Violin Concerto/Bernstein: Serenade”) (Deutsche Grammophon; publisher: G. Schirmer)
“Silvestrov: Requiem for Larissa” — Valentin Silvestrov (Volodymyr Sirenko; Yevhen Savchuk; National Choir of Ukraine “Dumka”; National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine) (ECM New Series; publisher: MP Belaieff)

“Classic Meets Cuba” — Cuba Percussion & Klazz Brothers (Sony Classical)
“East Meets West” — Daniel Hope, violin (Asok Chakraborty, tabla; Sebastian Knauer, piano/lutheal; Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar; Gilda Sebastian, tanpura) (Warner Classics)
“Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood” — William Stromberg, conductor (Moscow Symphony Orchestra) (Marco Polo)
“LAGQ’s Guitar Heroes” — Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (Telarc)
“Turnage-Scofield: Scorched” — Hugh Wolff, conductor; Peter Erskine, drums; John Patitucci, electric bass; John Scofield, guitar (HR Big Band; Radio Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt) (Deutsche Grammophon)

“Take Me Out” — Franz Ferdinand; Jonas Odell, video director; John Moule, video producer (Domino Recording Co.)
“American Idiot” — Green Day; Samuel Bayer, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer (Reprise)
“Flawless” — George Michael; Jake Scott, video director; David Mitchell, video producer (Epic)
“Walkie Talkie Man” — Steriogram; Michel Gondry, video director; Julie Fong, video producer (Capitol Records)
“Vertigo” — U2; Alex & Martin, video director; Grace Bodie, video producer (Interscope Records)

“John Adams: The Death Of Klinghoffer” — John Adams & London Symphony Orchestra; Penny Woolcock, video director; Madonna Baptiste, video producer (Decca)
“Coldplay Live 2003” — Coldplay; John Durrant & Russell Thomas, video directors; Sarah Layish-Melamed, Lee Lodge & Melanie Vaughton, video producers (Capitol Records)
“Concert For George” — Various Artists; David Leland, video director; Ray Cooper, Olivia Harrison & Jon Kamen, video producers (Warner Strategic Marketing)
“Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues – A Musical Journey” — various artists; Margaret Bodde, Alex Gibney, Richard Hutton & Martin Scorsese, video producers (Columbia/Legacy)
“Tom Dowd & The Language Of Music” — Various Artists; Mark Moormann, video director; Scott L. Gordon, Mark Hunt & Mark Moormann, video producers (Palm Pictures)

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    It’s not just a Drake thing — the entire Canadian music business is feeling gleeful over Toronto’s NBA championship. Among the celebrants is Toronto-bred Chris Taylor, the global president of music at Entertainment One, the global music and filmed company based in the land of Raptors. He was at the team’s very first game in 1995 [...]

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    Megadeth Cancels Tour Following Dave Mustaine's Cancer Diagnosis

    Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, who famously began his career as a member of Metallica, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. In a statement released Monday, Mustaine, 57, said that his diagnosis is “clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve [...]

  • Garbage’s Shirley Manson Interviews Courtney Love

    Garbage’s Shirley Manson Interviews Courtney Love, More on ‘The Jump’ Podcast

    Garbage’s forthright frontwoman Shirley Manson is no stranger to interviews, having given thousands in her 35-year career. But as host of the new seven-episode podcast “The Jump” on the Mailchimp Presents platform, the tables are turned as Manson is in conversation with artists including Courtney Love, Perfume Genius, Big Boi and Karen O, discussing “the [...]

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    Troy Tomlinson Leaves Sony/ATV to Head UMPG Nashville; Will Taylor Swift Follow?

    Troy Tomlinson will become the chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville after leaving his longtime home, Sony/ATV, where he served as president/CEO of the Nashville division since 2005, it was announced Monday. He assumes the newly created position July 15. Even before the move was officially announced, there was speculation that Sony/ATV’s most prominent songwriter, [...]

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