The 2016 Grammys are being awarded today in Los Angeles, and Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus has earned a posthumous nod for Best Contemporary Classical Composition (Prayers & Remembrances) as well as having his music featured on the Best Classical Compendium (Paulus: Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil Of Tears & Grand Concerto, a Naxos recording conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero).
Best Orchestral Performance went to Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra for their recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10. The Grammy for Best Opera Recording went to Seiji Ozawa's take on Ravel's L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges and Shéhérazade.
Charles Bruffy's recording of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil took the prize for Best Choral Performance. Eighth Blackbird's Filament won Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, and Augustin Hadelich's performance of Dutilleux's violin concerto L'arbre des songes took Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album went to the Joyce DiDonato/Antonio Pappano collaboration Joyce & Tony — Live from Wigmore Hall.
Laura Karpman's Ask Your Mama won Best Engineered Album (Classical), and its producer Judith Sherman won Producer of the Year (Classical).
Paulus's Grammy, the first for the composer who died in 2014 at the age of 65, was accepted by his wife Patty Paulus. "Even though he's not with us," she said about her husband, "his musical legacy lives on."
See Grammy.com for the complete list of winners. Awards in the most prominent categories will be presented in a ceremony that will be broadcast tonight live on CBS.