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I Wish It So

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Track Listing

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1I Wish It So (Marc Blitzstein)3:18
2There Won't Be Trumpets (Stephen Sondheim)2:33
3What More Do I Need? (Stephen Sondheim)3:02
4That's Him (Kurt Weill / Ogden Nash)3:51
5The Girls of Summer (Stephen Sondheim)2:59
6The Saga of Jenny (Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin)3:45
7Like It Was (Stephen Sondheim)2:39
8Stay Well (Kurt Weill / Maxwell Anderson)2:35
9I Feel Pretty (Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim)2:19
10Glitter and Be Gay (Leonard Bernstein / Richard Wilbur)5:38
11My Ship (Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin)2:42
12In The Clear (Marc Blitzstein)2:35
13Never Get Lost / Take Me to the World (Marc Blitzstein; Stepehn Sondheim)3:53
14My New Friends (Leonard Bernstein)2:36

News & Reviews

  • Music from Donnacha Dennehy's Nonesuch Album "Grá agus Bás" to Receive US, NY Premieres at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall

    The music of Donnacha Dennehy's 2011 Nonesuch debut album Grá agus Bás, which NPR called "a revelation," will be performed by the artists featured on the album—Crash Ensemble led by conductor Alan Pierson with vocalists Iarla O’Lionáird on the title piece and Dawn Upshaw on the song cycle That the Night Come—at The Kennedy Center this Tuesday and in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Friday. The concerts mark the US and New York premieres of That the Night Come.

  • Dawn Upshaw to Receive 2012 Opera News Award

    Dawn Upshaw has been named one of five honorees to receive the 2012 Opera News Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York City on April 21, 2013, to benefit the education programs of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. “Dawn Upshaw represents the highest ideals of pristine musicianship, intellectual curiosity, and artistic integrity," says Opera News. She spoke with CBC Music about the award and more, including her Nonesuch recording of Górecki's Symphony No. 3, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. 

About this Album

Upshaw performs lesser-known Broadway repertoire from Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Stephen Sondheim and Kurt Weill, plus classics like “I Feel Pretty.” Time declared, “Few opera singers have ever seemed so convincing—and comfortable—in the Broadway idiom.”


Dawn Upshaw, vocals
Eric Stern, piano (1, 5, 9)
Leslie Stifelman, piano (5, 9)
Matthias Naegele, cello (12)
Orchestra conducted by Eric Stern

Produced by Tommy Krasker and John McClure
Recorded April 1993 at The Hit Factory, New York City
Engineered by John McClure
Assistant engineers: Brian Vibberts, Derek Duffy, Lee Anthony, Bill Miho
Audio assistant: Susan Presson
Mixed at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
Edited by Paul Zinman
Mastered by Robert Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz
Design by Barbara deWilde

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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