Best Classical Album: Bach: "Goldberg" Variations, Murray Perahia, piano; Andreas Neubronner, producer. Chopin: 24 Preludes, Opus 28; Sonata No. 2, Opus 35; Polonaise, Opus 53, Evgeny Kissin, piano; Jay David Saks, producer. Haydn: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 11, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/conductor; Tony Harrison, producer (Norgewian Chamber Orchestra). Mahler: Symphony No. 10, Simon Rattle, conductor; Stephen Johns, producer (Berlin Philharmonic). Shostakovich: The String Quartets, Emerson String Quartet; Da-Hong Seetoo and Max Wilcox, producers.
Best Opera Recording: Berg: "Wozzeck," Ingo Metzmacher, conductor; Angela Denoke; Bo Skovhus; John Fraser, producer (various artists; Hamburg State Orchestra.) Britten: "Billy Budd," Richard Hickox, conductor; Simon Keenlyside; Philip Langridge; John Tomlinson; Brian Couzens, producer (London Symphony Orchestra). Busoni: "Doktor Faust," Kent Nagano, conductor; Kim Begley; Dietrich Fischer- Dieskau; Dietrich Henschel; Markus Hollop; Eva Jenis; Torsten Kerl; Martin Sauer, producer (Lyon National Opera Orchestra). Prokofiev: "Semyon Kotko," [Valery Gergiev], conductor; Lyudmila Filatova; Viktor Lutsiuk; Olga Savova; Stan Taal, producer (various artists; Kirov Orchestra). Rameau: "Dardanus," Marc Minkowski, conductor; John Mark Ainsley; Veronique Gens; Laurent Naouri; Michel Gache and Arend Prohmann, producers (Les Musiciens du Louvre).
Dr. [Dre], who last year released a comeback solo album, tied for the most Grammy nominations with five.; PHOTOGRAPHER: KEN HIVELY / Los Angeles Times; Beyonce Knowles, center, of Destiny's Child, also received five nominations.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Reuters; [Beck Hansen]; [Eminem]; Radiohead; [Paul Simon]; Steely Dan; Cover, Grammy; PHOTOGRAPHER: Copyright National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.; Macy Gray's soulful "I Try" is nominated for record of the year.; PHOTOGRAPHER: GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times; "Beautiful Day," sung by U2's Bono, is among the nominees for record of the year, one of three nominations snagged by the group.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Agence France-Presse; "I Hope You Dance," sung by [Lee Ann Womack], is up for best song.; PHOTOGRAPHER: BOB CAREY / Los Angeles Times; Evgeny Kissin earns classical album, instrumental soloist nominations.; PHOTOGRAPHER: J. EMILIO FLORES / For The Times; The recording of dance numbers from "Swing!" is nominated for best musical show album.; PHOTOGRAPHER: LAWRENCE K. HO / Los Angeles Times