Grammys classical winners: 'Steve Jobs,' Boston Symphony, Laurie Anderson with Kronos Quartet

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The new Mason Bates opera "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" and the Laurie Anderson-Kronos Quartet collaboration "Landfall" were among the classical music winners at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, while the Violin Concerto by Aaron Jay Kernis and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's recording of two Shostakovich symphonies won two trophies each.

The winners in classical categories announced during a ceremony held before the prime-time telecast:

Opera recording

Winner: "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" (Mason Bates), Michael Christie conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edwards Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra)

Other nominees:

"Doctor Atomic" (John Adams), John Adams conductor; Aubrey Allicock, Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley & Brindley Sherratt; Friedemann Engelbrecht producer (BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Singers)


"Alceste" (John-Baptiste Lully), Christophe Rousset conductor; Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro & Judith Van Wanroij; Maximilien Ciup producer (Les Talens Lyriques; Choeur De Chambre De Namur)

"Der Rosenkavalier" (Strauss), Sebastian Weigle conductor; Renee Fleming, Elina Garanca, Gunther Groissbock & Erin Morley; David Frost producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

"Rigoletto" (Verdi), Constantine Orbelian conductor; Francesco Demuro, Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Nadine Sierra; Vilius Keras & Aleksandra Keriene producers (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra; Men of the Kaunas State Choir)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Times critic Mark Swed's review of "The ®evolution of Steve Jobs" »


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