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  • "John’s music is about promise and progress," Julia Bullock writes in her note in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works. "It comments on the inherent threat of exploiting power while embodying it. There’s fire and fragility, placed alongside organized form and frequency. I love John’s music. I love singing it, learning from it. And I love listening to it." You can read her complete note from the box set here.

  • "My friendship is with the private John," Nonesuch’s longtime President and current Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz writes in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works, "but it is never far from my mind that I am with the man who wrote Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China, Harmonielehre and Naive and Sentimental Music, Scheherazade.2 and Shaker Loops." You can read his complete note from the box set here.

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    Adams conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this exploration of 20th-century American composers, with soprano Dawn Upshaw featured on orchestrations of five Charles Ives pieces. Entertainment Weekly calls this “an enchanting collection, continually beautiful, quietly profound.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    John Adams, conductor
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2-6)
    Paul Crossley, piano (9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded August 1989 at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
    Engineered by Paul Zinman
    Mixed at DJCS, Oakland, CA, and SoundMirror, Jamaica Plain, MA

    Cover photograph: Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, by William Eggleston
    Design by John Heiden

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Adams conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this exploration of 20th-century American composers, with soprano Dawn Upshaw featured on orchestrations of five Charles Ives pieces. Entertainment Weekly calls this “an enchanting collection, continually beautiful, quietly profound.”

Description: 

Adams conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this exploration of 20th-century American composers, with soprano Dawn Upshaw featured on orchestrations of five Charles Ives pieces. Entertainment Weekly calls this “an enchanting collection, continually beautiful, quietly profound.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded August 1989 at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
Engineered by Paul Zinman
Mixed at DJCS, Oakland, CA, and SoundMirror, Jamaica Plain, MA

Cover photograph: Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, by William Eggleston
Design by John Heiden

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79249

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Friday, March 1, 1991 - 05:00
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CD+MP3
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075597924923BUN
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9.00
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John Adams
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MUSICIANS
Orchestra of St. Luke's
John Adams, conductor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2-6)
Paul Crossley, piano (9)

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