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Encyclopedia > Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance has been awarded since 1961. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time: Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards, commonly referred to as the Grammys) are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in the record industry. ...

  • In 1961 the award was known as Best Classical Performance - Choral (including oratorio)
  • From 1962 to 1964 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Choral (other than opera)
  • In 1965, 1969, 1971, 1977 to 1978 and 1982 to 1991 it was awarded as Best Choral Performance (other than opera)
  • From 1966 to 1968 it was awarded as Best Classical Choral Performance (other than opera)
  • In 1970, 1973 to 1976 and 1979 to 1981 it was awarded as Best Choral Performance, Classical (other than opera)
  • In 1972 it was awarded as Best Choral Performance - Classical
  • From 1992 to 1994 it was awarded as Best Performance of a Choral Work
  • 1995 to the present the award has been known as Best Choral Performance

Prior to 1961 the awards for opera and choral performances were combined in to a single award for Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral The Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Operatic or Choral was awarded in 1959. ...


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

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2000s

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Leonard Slatkin (born September 1, 1944) is an American conductor. ... Jerry Blackstone is an American choral conductor. ... Jason Harris was the host of the short lived Double Dare 2000 on Nickelodeon. ... Mary Alice Stollak is a Grammy Award-winning choral director and founder of the Michigan State University Childrens Choir. ... William Elden Bolcom (born May 26, 1938) is an American composer of chamber, operatic, and symphonic music. ... Measha Brueggergosman (born on June 28, 1977 at Fredericton, New Brunswick) is a critically acclaimed Canadian soprano, who performs both as a concert artist and opera singer. ... There have been several well-known people named Thomas Young, including: Thomas Young, 16th century archbishop of York Thomas Young, M.A., Master of Jesus College, Cambridge 1644-50 Thomas Young (1773-1829), scientist Thomas Young VC, the recipient of the Victoria Cross Thomas Young, the Baptist Evangelist from Piedmont... The 47th Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ... Robert Spano (born 1960 or 1961 in Conneaut, Ohio) is the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well as the previous Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from 1996 to 2004. ... Hector Louis Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. ... Paavo Järvi (born 1962, Tallinn, Estonia) is an American [1] conductor. ... Sibelius redirects to this article. ... The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (Estonian: Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester) is the leading orchestra in Estonia and is based in the capital Tallinn. ... The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ... Robert Spano (born 1960 or 1961 in Conneaut, Ohio) is the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well as the previous Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from 1996 to 2004. ... Brett Polegato (born 1969 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) is a baritone singer. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Ralph Vaughan Williams Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential English composer. ... A Sea Symphony is a choral symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams, written between 1903 and 1909. ... The 44th Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002. ... Nikolaus Harnoncourt (born December 6, 1929) is an Austrian conductor, known for his historically accurate performances of music from the classical era and earlier. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Matthias Goerne (born 1967) is a German baritone. ... Michael Schade is a Canadian operatic tenor who was born in Geneva and raised in Germany and Canada. ... Christine Schäfer (born May 3, 1965) is a German soprano. ... The Vienna Boys Choir The Vienna Boys Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. ... Johann Sebastian Bach (pronounced ) (21 March 1685 O.S. – 28 July 1750 N.S.) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. ... Bachs St. ... The 43rd Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001. ... Helmuth Rilling (b. ... Krzysztof Penderecki. ... The 42nd Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (November 22, 1913 Lowestoft, Suffolk - December 4, 1976 Aldeburgh, Suffolk) was a British composer, conductor, and pianist. ... The War Requiem is a requiem composed by Benjamin Britten for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962 following its destruction during World War II. A mourning song for the victims of war, Britten’s War Requiem is considered one of the great heartrending choral-orchestral works of...

1990s

The 41st Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999. ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910–January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music, best known for his Adagio for Strings. ... Ralph Vaughan Williams Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM (October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential English composer. ... Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ... The 40th Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998. ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is an American composer, with strong roots in minimalism. ... Harmonium, by the American composer John Coolidge Adams, is a richly-textured, large-scale work for orchestra and chorus based on poetry by John Donne and Emily Dickinson. ... Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Russian: , Sergej Vasil’evič Rachmaninov, 1 April 1873 (N.S.) or 20 March 1873 (O.S.) – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. ... The 39th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997. ... Andrew Litton (born 1959) is an American orchestral conductor. ... David Hill is Organist and Director of Music at St Johns College, Cambridge. ... The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is an English orchestra which, despite its name, is now based in the adjacent town of Poole rather than in Bournemouth. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ... Belshazzars Feast is the title of an oratorio by the English composer William Walton. ... The 38th Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1996. ... Herbert Blomstedt was born 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Swedish parents, and moved to Sweden at age 2. ... Vance George (born 1935) was an American choral conductor. ... Logo. ... The San Francisco Symphony Chorus is the resident chorus of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Ein deutsches Requiem Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. ... The 37th Grammy Awards were presented March 1, 1995. ... Gardiner conducting Sir John Eliot Gardiner (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell, Dorset, England) is a prominent British conductor most famous for his performances of Baroque music on period instruments. ... The Monteverdi Choir was founded in 1964 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in Kings College Chapel, Cambridge. ... Hector Louis Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... The 36th Grammy Awards were held in 1994. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlɛz/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ... The 35th Grammy Awards were held in 1993. ... Herbert Blomstedt was born 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Swedish parents, and moved to Sweden at age 2. ... Vance George (born 1935) was an American choral conductor. ... Logo. ... // History The San Francisco Boys Chorus, founded in 1948 by Gaetano Merola and Madi Bacon as a resource for the San Francisco Opera, has grown into one of the Bay Area’s foremost musical organizations. ... San Francisco Girls Chorus is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 by Elizabeth Appling. ... Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a German composer, most famous for Carmina Burana (1937). ... The cover of the score to Carmina Burana showing the Wheel of Fortuna Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff between 1935 and 1936. ... The 34th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1992. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Johann Sebastian Bach (pronounced ) (21 March 1685 O.S. – 28 July 1750 N.S.) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. ... The Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) is a musical setting of the Latin Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach. ... The 33rd Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991. ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ... Belshazzars Feast is the title of an oratorio by the English composer William Walton. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (pronounced Bern-styne)[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. ... The Chichester Psalms is a choral work by Leonard Bernstein for countertenor, choir and orchestra (3 trumpets in Bb, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion (5 players), 2 harps, and strings). ... The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (November 22, 1913 Lowestoft, Suffolk - December 4, 1976 Aldeburgh, Suffolk) was a British composer, conductor, and pianist. ... The War Requiem is a requiem composed by Benjamin Britten for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962 following its destruction during World War II. A mourning song for the victims of war, Britten’s War Requiem is considered one of the great heartrending choral-orchestral works of...

1980s

The 31st Grammy Awards were held in 1989. ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome). ... The Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi is a musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral Mass (called the Requiem for the first word of the text, which begins Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, meaning, Grant them eternal rest, O Lord — see the entry at Dies Irae) that was completed to mark... The 30th Grammy Awards were held March 2, 1988. ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher, music theorist and conductor. ... The 29th Grammy Awards were held in 1987. ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American orchestral pianist and conductor and most well known as the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a German composer, most famous for Carmina Burana (1937). ... The cover of the score to Carmina Burana showing the Wheel of Fortuna Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff between 1935 and 1936. ... The 28th Grammy Awards were held in 1986. ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Hector Louis Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American orchestral pianist and conductor and most well known as the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Ein deutsches Requiem Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. ... The 26th Grammy Awards were held in 1984, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1796 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn, and considered by many to be his masterpiece. ... The 25th Grammy Awards were held in 1983. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Hector Louis Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... The Damnation of Faust (French: La damnation de Faust) is work for orchestra, voices, and chorus written by Hector Berlioz (he called it a légende dramatique). The libretto was adapted by Berlioz from Goethes Faust. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Sir Neville Marriner (born April 15, 1924) is a conductor and violinist. ... The Academy of St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1796 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn, and considered by many to be his masterpiece. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Carlo Maria Giulini (May 9, 1914 – June 14, 2005) was an Italian conductor. ... The Philharmonia is an orchestra based in London. ... Mozart redirects here. ... The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in 1791. ... The 22nd Grammy Awards were held in 1980, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Ein deutsches Requiem Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. ...

1970s

The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... 1820 portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler Beethoven redirects here. ... Ludwig van Beethovens Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. ... The 20th Grammy Awards were held in 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome). ... The Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi is a musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral Mass (called the Requiem for the first word of the text, which begins Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, meaning, Grant them eternal rest, O Lord — see the entry at Dies Irae) that was completed to mark... The 19th Grammy Awards were held in 1977, and were broadcast live on American television. ... André Previn (born April 6, 1929)¹ is a prominent pianist, orchestral conductor, and composer. ... It has been suggested that London (orchestra) be merged into this article or section. ... Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Russian: , Sergej Vasil’evič Rachmaninov, 1 April 1873 (N.S.) or 20 March 1873 (O.S.) – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. ... The 18th Grammy Awards were held in 1976, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944), nicknamed MTT, is an American conductor, pianist and composer. ... Robert Page may refer to: Robert Page, Canadian New Democratic Party politician Robert Page (American politician), member of the Sixth United States Congress for Virginia Robert Page (footballer), (born 1974), Welsh international footballer Robert E. Page, American choral director This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of... The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the major symphony orchestras in the United States. ... Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a German composer, most famous for Carmina Burana (1937). ... The cover of the score to Carmina Burana showing the Wheel of Fortuna Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff between 1935 and 1936. ... The 17th Grammy Awards were held in 1975, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE was born September 25, 1927 in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano. ... It has been suggested that London (orchestra) be merged into this article or section. ... Hector Louis Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... The Damnation of Faust (French: La damnation de Faust) is work for orchestra, voices, and chorus written by Hector Berlioz (he called it a légende dramatique). The libretto was adapted by Berlioz from Goethes Faust. ... The 16th Grammy Awards were held in 1974, and were broadcast live on American television. ... André Previn (born April 6, 1929)¹ is a prominent pianist, orchestral conductor, and composer. ... It has been suggested that London (orchestra) be merged into this article or section. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ... Belshazzars Feast is the title of an oratorio by the English composer William Walton. ... The 15th Grammy Awards were held in 1973, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... The Vienna Boys Choir The Vienna Boys Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. ... Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... This article cites its sources but does not provide page references. ... The American premiere of Mahlers 8th Symphony, with Leopold Stokowski conducting one thousand and sixty-eight performers The Symphony No. ... The 14th Grammy Awards were held in 1972, and were broadcast live on television in the United States. ... Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE was born September 25, 1927 in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano. ... It has been suggested that London (orchestra) be merged into this article or section. ... Hector Louis Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... The 13th Grammy Awards were held on 16 March 1971, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American composer of classical music. ... The 12th Grammy Awards were held in 1970. ... Luciano Berio (October 24, 1925 – May 27, 2003) was an Italian composer. ... Ward Swingle was the product of an unusually liberal musical education. ... The Swingle Singers (1962-1973) was a vocal group formed in Paris, France with Ward Swingle, Anne Germain, Jeanette Baucomont, and Jean Cussac. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States. ... Luciano Berio (October 24, 1925 – May 27, 2003) was an Italian composer. ...

1960s


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