She won for her CD titled "La Canci‹n romšntica espaê±ola," a collection of 14 art songs from 19th-century Spain which she recorded last year on the Spanish label Sello Autor. The disc is the fourth Caball_ has made in a series surveying the history of Spanish solo vocal music; the first three releases featured medieval melodies, Renaissance songs for voice and vihuela, and 20th-century art songs.
Tied for top honors in the "Mejor Album de M‹sica Clšsica" category is an all-Beethoven CD on the Brazilian label Boscoito Fino by the Orquestra Sinfêänica do Estado de Sê£o Paulo under the baton of its artistic director, John Neschling. The disc includes the Symphony No. 6 and the Consecration of the House Overture.
The other three classical nominees were:
- "Gitano," a collection of zarzuela arias sung by tenor Rolando Villaz‹n and conducted by Plšcido Domingo (Virgin Classics);
- Vol. 3 in a series of the complete Mozart piano sonatas recorded by Brazilian pianist Clara Sverner (Azul Music); and
- Vol. 4 of the complete chamber works of Carlos Chšvez, performed by the ensemble Southwest Chamber Music (Cambria Records).
Vol. 3 of the Chšvez series was a nominee last year for both Latin and anglophone Grammy Awards; Vols. 1 and 2 were Grammy winners in 2004 and 2005.