The Boston Symphony won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance last night.
The winning entry was DG’s ‘Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow’ – symphonies 5, 8, and 9, conducted by music director Andris Nelsons. Its 2016 winner was Shostakovich 10.
Best opera and best engineered classical album went to Los Angeles Opera’s Corigliano: The Ghost of Versailles.
Best instrumental solo album and best contemporary release was Zuill Bailey’s performance of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway. Ian Bostridge’s Shakespeare songs won solo vocal.
Classical producer of the year was David Frost.
Yo Yo Ma’s ensemble won best world music album.
Classical Grammys are insignificant adjuncts to the awards show. They are announced ahead of the main event, getting no screen time at all.