Iván Fischer, conductor (Budapest Festival Orchestra) [Channel Classics] Music For A Time Of War

Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Oregon Symphony) [PentaTone Classics] Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Valery Gergiev, conductor (London Symphony Orchestra) [LSO Live] Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra) [BIS] BACK TO TOP 73. Best Opera Recording Berg: Lulu

Michael Boder, conductor; Paul Groves, Ashley Holland, Julia Juon & Patricia Petibon; Johannes Müller, producer (Symphony Orchestra Of The Gran Teatre Del Liceu) [Deutsche Grammophon] Handel: Agrippina

René Jacobs, conductor; Marcos Fink, Sunhae Im, Bejun Mehta, Alexandrina Pendatchanska & Jennifer Rivera (Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin) [Harmonia Mundi] Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Topi Lehtipuu, Miah Persson & Matthew Rose; Johannes Müller, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus) [Opus Arte] Vivaldi: Teuzzone

Jordi Savall, conductor; Delphine Galou, Paolo Lopez, Roberta Mameli, Raffaella Milanesi & Furio Zanasi (Le Concert Des Nations) [Naïve Classique] Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus) [Deutsche Grammophon] BACK TO TOP 74. Best Choral Performance Handel: Israel In Egypt

Julian Wachner, conductor (Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Trinity Choir Wall Street) [Musica Omnia] Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen

Charles Bruffy, conductor (Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale) [Chandos] Ligeti: Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony

Peter Eötvös, conductor (Barbara Hannigan & Susan Parry; WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln) [BMC] The Nightingale

Stephen Layton, conductor (Michala Petri; Danish National Vocal Ensemble) [OUR Recordings] Striggio: Mass For 40 & 60 Voices

Hervé Niquet, conductor (Le Concert Spirituel) [Glossa] BACK TO TOP 75. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Americana

Modern Mandolin Quartet [Sono Luminus] Meanwhile

Eighth Blackbird [Cedille Records] Mind Meld

ZOFO Duet [Sono Luminus] Profanes Et Sacrées

Boston Symphony Chamber Players [BSO Classics] Rupa-Khandha

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet [Sono Luminus] BACK TO TOP 76. Best Classical Instrumental Solo Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier

András Schiff [ECM New Series] The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau