Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)


Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)

The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. From 1967 to 1971 and in 1987 the award was combined with the award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) and awarded as the Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with or without orchestra).

The award has had several minor name changes:

*In 1959 the award was known as Best Classical Performance - Instrumentalist (other than concerto-scale accompaniment)
*In 1960 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Concerto or Instrumental Soloist (other than full orchestral accompaniment)
*In 1961 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Duo (other than with orchestral accompaniment)
*From 1962 to 1964 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Duo (without orchestra)
*In 1965 it was awarded as Best Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without orchestra)
*From 1966 to 1994 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without orchestra) (or very a similar equivalent)
*From 1995 to the present it has been awarded as Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)

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

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Maurizio Pollini for Chopin nocturnes
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Evgeny Kissin for "Scriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**David Russell for "Aire Latino (Morel, Villa-Lobos, Ponce, etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Emanuel Ax for "Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 29, 31, 34, 35 & 49"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Andreas Neubronner (producer & engineer) & Murray Perahia for "Chopin: Études, Op. 10 & Op. 25"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Arne Akselberg (producer & engineer) & Truls Mørk (producer & artist) for "Benjamin Britten Cello Suites (1 - 3)"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Tobias Lehmann (producer), Jens Schünemann (engineer) & Sharon Isbin for "Dreams of a World (Works of Lauro, Ruiz-Pipo, Duarte, Etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Vladimir Ashkenazy for "Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Murray Perahia for "Bach: English Suites Nos. 1, 3 And 6"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**János Starker for "Bach: Suites for Solo Cello Nos. 1 - 6"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Earl Wild for "The Romantic Master - Works of Saint-Saëns, Handel"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Radu Lupu for "Schubert: Piano Sonatas (B Flat Major and A Major)"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Emanuel Ax for "Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Nos. 32, 47, 53, 59"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**John Browning for "Barber: The Complete Solo Piano Music"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz - Discovered Treasures (Chopin, Liszt, Scarlatti, Scriabin, Clementi)"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Alicia de Larrocha for "Granados: Goyescas; Allegro de Concierto; Danza Lenta"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Vladimir Horowitz for "The Last Recording"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**András Schiff for "Bach: English Suites"

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Alicia De Larrocha for "Albéniz: Iberia, Navarra, Suite Espagnola "
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz in Moscow"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Vladimir Ashkenazy for "Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Valses nobles et sentimentales"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Yo-Yo Ma for "Bach: The Unaccompanied Cello Suites"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Glenn Gould for "Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12 & 13"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Glenn Gould for "Bach: The Goldberg Variations"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Vladimir Horowitz for "The Horowitz Concerts 1979/80"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Itzhak Perlman for "The Spanish Album"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Vladimir Horowitz for "The Horowitz Concerts 1978/79"

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Vladimir Horowitz for "The Horowitz Concerts 1977/78"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Arthur Rubinstein for "Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E Flat/Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz Concerts 1975/76"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Nathan Milstein for "Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Unaccompanied"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Alicia de Larrocha for "Albéniz: Iberia"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz Plays Scriabin"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz Plays Chopin"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz Plays Rachmaninoff (Etudes-Tableaux Piano Music; Sonatas)"

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1966
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz at Carnegie Hall - An Historic Return"
*Grammy Awards of 1965
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Vladimir Horowitz Plays Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin"
*Grammy Awards of 1964
**Vladimir Horowitz for "The Sound of Horowitz"
*Grammy Awards of 1963
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz"
*Grammy Awards of 1962
**Laurindo Almeida for "Reverie for Spanish Guitar"
*Grammy Awards of 1961
**Laurindo Almeida for "The Spanish Guitars of Laurindo Alemida"
*Grammy Awards of 1960
**Arthur Rubinstein for "Beethoven: Sonatas No. 21 in C (Waldstein) and No. 18 in E Flat"

1950s

*Grammy Awards of 1959
**Andrés Segovia for "Segovia Golden Jubilee"


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