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Encyclopedia > Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. The award has had several minor name changes:

  • From 1959 to 1960 the award was known as Best Classical Performance - Chamber Music (including chamber orchestra)
  • In 1961 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Vocal or Instrumental - Chamber Music
  • From 1962 to 1964 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Chamber Music
  • In 1965 it was awarded as two awards for Best Chamber Music Performance - Vocal and Best Chamber Music Performance - Instrumental
  • From 1966 to 1967 it was awarded as Best Classical Chamber Music Performance - Instrumental or Vocal
  • From 1968 to 1990 it was awarded as Best Chamber Music Performance
  • In 1991 it was awarded as Best Chamber Music or Other Small Ensemble Performance
  • From 1992 to the present it has been awarded as Best Chamber Music Performance

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

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