Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance
Awarded forquality orchestral performances
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1959
Currently held byGustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ives: Complete Symphonies (2021)
Websitegrammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Until 1989, the Grammy Award went to the conductor only, but since then, the Orchestra has also been given an award (although the orchestras are not always mentioned as a nominee).

Recipients

1950s/60s

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1959 Felix Slatkin conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra "Gaîté Parisienne"
[1]
1960 Charles Münch conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Debussy: Images for Orchestra"
[2]
1961 Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta"
[3]
1962 Charles Münch conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé"
[4]
1963 Igor Stravinsky conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra "Stravinsky: The Firebird Ballet"
[5]
1964 Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra"
[6]
1965 Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor; Berg: Wozzeck Excerpts"
[7]
1966 Leopold Stokowski conducting the American Symphony Orchestra "Ives: Symphony No. 4"
[8]
1967 Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor"
[9]
1968 Igor Stravinsky conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra "Stravinsky: The Firebird and Petrouchka Suite"
[10]
1969 Pierre Boulez conducting the New Philharmonic Orchestra "Boulez Conducts Debussy (La Mer, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Jeux)"
[11]

1970s

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1970 Pierre Boulez conducting the Cleveland Orchestra "Boulez Conducts Debussy, Vol. 2, Images Pour Orchestra"
[12]
1971 Pierre Boulez conducting the Cleveland Orchestra "Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps"
[13]
1972 Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major"
[14]
1973 Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor"
[15]
1974 Pierre Boulez conducting the New York Philharmonic "Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra"
[16]
1975 Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique"
[17]
1976 Pierre Boulez conducting the New York Philharmonic "Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé"
[18]
1977 Raymond Minshull (producer), Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra"
Copland: Appalachian Spring/Bernstein: Overture to Candidate/Gershwin: American in Paris)
[19]
1978 Gunther Breest (producer), Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major"
[20]
1979 Michel Glotz (producer), Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic "Beethoven: Symphonies (9) (Complete)"
[21]

1980s

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1980 James Mallinson (producer), Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Brahms: Symphonies (4) (Complete)"
[22]
1981 Raymond Minshull (producer), Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A Major"
[23]
1982 James Mallinson (producer), Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor"
[24]
1983 Jay David Saks, Thomas Z. Shepard (producers), James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor (Song of the Night)"
[25]
1984 James Mallinson (producer), Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major"
[26]
1985 Jay David Saks (producer), Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra "Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat, Op. 100"
[27]
1986 Robert Woods (producer), Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra "Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande"
[28]
1987 Michael Haas (producer), Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Liszt: A Faust Symphony"
[29]
1988 Michael Haas (producer), Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Choral)"
[30]
1989 Robert Woods (producer), Robert Shaw & Louis Lane conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra "Rorem: String Symphony; Sunday Morning; Eagles"
[31]

1990s

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1990 Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic "Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor"
[32]
1991 Leonard Bernstein conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 & 7"
[33]
1992 Daniel Barenboim conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Corigliano: Symphony No. 1"
[34]
1993 Leonard Bernstein conducting the Berlin Philharmonic "Mahler: Symphony No. 9"
[35]
1994 Pierre Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Bartók: The Wooden Prince"
[36]
1995 Pierre Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Four Orchestral Pieces, Op. 12"
[37]
1996 Pierre Boulez conducting the Cleveland Orchestra "Debussy: La Mer"
[38]
1997 Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony "Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Scenes from the Ballet)"
[39]
1998 Pierre Boulez conducting the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus "Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Tristia"
[40]
1999 Pierre Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Mahler: Symphony No. 9"
[41]

2000s

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
2000 Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the Peninsula Boys Choir, San Francisco Girl's Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus "Stravinsky: The Firebird, The Rite of Spring, Persésophone"
[42]
2001 Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmonic "Mahler: Symphony No. 10"
[43]
2002 Pierre Boulez conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Boulez Conducts Varèse (Amériques; Arcana; Deserts; Ionisation)"
[44]
2003 Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony "Mahler: Symphony No. 6"
[45]
2004 Pierre Boulez conducting the Vienna Boys' Choir, Women's Chorus of the Vienna Singverein, Vienna Philharmonic, Various Artists "Mahler: Symphony No. 3"
[46]
2005 Lorin Maazel conducting the New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, New York Choral Artists "Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls"
[47]
2006 Mariss Jansons conducting the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13"
[48]
2007 Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony "Mahler: Symphony No. 7"
[49]
2008 Leonard Slatkin conducting the Nashville Symphony "Tower: Made In America"
[50]
2009 Bernard Haitink conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4"
[51]

2010s

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
2010 James Levine conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus "Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé"
[52]
2011 Giancarlo Guerrero conducting the Nashville Symphony "Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deux Ex Machina"
[53]
2012 Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic "Brahms: Symphony No. 4"
2013 Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony "Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine"
2014 Osmo Vänskä conducting the Minnesota Orchestra "Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4"
2015 David Robertson conducting the St. Louis Symphony "Adams: City Noir"
2016 Andris Nelsons conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No. 10"
2017 Andris Nelsons conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony Nos. 5, 8 & 9"
2018 Manfred Honeck conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio"
2019 Andris Nelsons conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra "Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 4 & 11"

2020s

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
2020 Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic "Norman: Sustain"
2021 Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Ives: Complete Symphonies
2022 Winner TBA on 31 January 2022

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