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  • Polish composer Henryk Górecki's Symphony No. 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, was released on Nonesuch Records 25 years ago today, April 24, 1992. Górecki had composed the piece in 1976, but it didn't appear on disc until then. The recording of the emotionally affecting piece, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw and the London Sinfonietta led by conductor David Zinman, proved spellbinding to a diverse international audience, becoming the highest-selling album ever by a contemporary composer. "Perhaps people find something they need in this piece of music," Górecki speculated. "Somehow I hit the right note, something they were missing."

  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music's wide-ranging series of concerts and events Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, kicks off Tuesday night with the first of three consecutive nights of concerts from Philip Glass and Steve Reich plus a separate solo set from Brad Mehldau and continues through September 28. The New York Times says the series "reflects the broad curiosity and high standard of a label that has had notable successes ... with no guiding criteria other than instinct and taste." In conjunction with these events, BAMcinématek presents Nonesuch Records on Film, a salute to the label’s rich catalogue of movie soundtracks.

  • 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.”

    Credits

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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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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Artist Name: 
Dawn Upshaw
Release Date: 
Friday, July 29, 1994 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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.”

Description: 

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.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79345

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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115
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306
ns_album_releasedate: 
Friday, July 1, 1994 - 04:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597934526BUN
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597934564
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

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

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