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56th Annual Classical GRAMMY Nominations Announced (as Quixotic as Ever!) >>

The Grammy nominations are out, and as often happens, the list is rather rife with surprises, with what might have seemed more central fare often edged out (with telling exceptions such as Simon Rattle's 'Rite of Spring'). Relatively small labels like 2L and ArtistShare have multiple nominations, while indie giants like Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion and BIS getting few or one. Or none.

Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen of Finland performs on the opening night of the $274 million Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles October 23, 2003.

Conductor Salonen dashes from Frank Zappa to Stravinsky >>

Conductor Salonen dashes from Frank Zappa to Stravinsky

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