Best Surround Sound Album

WINNER: Transmigration

(Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Choruses)

Robert Spano conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Transmigration, a collection of hymns and requiems for those we wish to honor and remember. This Telarc release also features the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Choruses, the Gwinnett Young Singers and baritone Nmon Ford.

Surround mic engineering and mastering: Michael Bishop. Surround producer: Elaine Martone.

(David Miles Huber, Allen Hart, DJ Muad'Deep, Seren Wen, Musetta, Henta, Marcell Marias and Gail Pettis)

Colabs, on the 51BPM label, is a collaboration between David Miles Huber and a variety of artists from America, the UK and Europe. The songs are innovative and diverse in style, and include original compositions and re-works of rock and traditional jazz standards. Each of the artists are true innovators in the fields of electronic, traditional Americana and jazz music.

Surround mix engineer/producer/mastering: David Miles Huber.

Flute Mystery
(Emily Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fred Johnny Berg, Catherine Beynon & Philharmonia Orchestra)

Based on the premise that only a full symphony can impose the emotional dynamics of the arctic nature, Flute Mystery (2L/Lindberg Lyd) is a collection of five orchestral works by Norwegian composer Fred Jonny Berg, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by the legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy, with Emily and Catherine Beynon as soloists on flute and harp.

Surround mix engineers: Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange. Surround producer and mastering: Morten Lindberg.

Genesis 1970–1975

This boxed set from Atlantic/Rhino with 126 tracks returns to the beginning, covering the band's more adventurous, experimental and groundbreaking years with lead singer Peter Gabriel. Each original album has been remastered as SACD/CD and DVD dual-disc sets featuring 5.1 DTS/Dolby digital surround sound and new stereo mixes, plus bonus videos and new interviews filmed exclusively for these reissues.

Surround mix engineer/producer: Nick Davis. Surround mastering engineer: Tony Cousins.

Kleiberg: Treble & Bass
(Daniel Reuss, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Marianne Thorsen and Göran Sjölin)

Known for her recording of Mozart violin concertos with Trondheim Solistene, Marianne Thorsen demonstrates the beauty of the Violin Concerto of classical contemporary composer Ståle Kleiberg. Göran Sjölin brings the sonic qualities of the double bass into new light, and both solo concertos are supported by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

Surround mix engineers: Morten Lindberg & Hans Peter L'Orange. Surround producer and mastering: Morten Lindberg.

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