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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.

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    1989 Grammy Award Winner

    This Nonesuch debut, featuring Samuel Barber's title piece, garnered Upshaw a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance. "If you want just one recording of Knoxville," says Gramophone, "it should be Upshaw's. In no other version is the intimacy of Barber's music so poignantly conveyed." The Washington Post called Knoxville “dreamily evocative” and declared Upshaw “one of the most impressive young singers on the American scene.”

     

     

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano

    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    David Zinman, conductor

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded August 1988 at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
    Engineer: John Newton
    Assistant engineer: Henk Kooistra
    Production coordinator: Jennifer Keats

    Front cover photograph: Joel Meyerowitz
    Back cover photograph: Joyce Ravid

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Artist Name: 
Dawn Upshaw
Release Date: 
Friday, May 5, 1989 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This Nonesuch debut, featuring Samuel Barber's title piece, garnered Dawn Upshaw a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance. "If you want just one recording of Knoxville," says Gramophone, "it should be Upshaw's. In no other version is the intimacy of Barber's music so poignantly conveyed."

Description: 

1989 Grammy Award Winner

This Nonesuch debut, featuring Samuel Barber's title piece, garnered Upshaw a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance. "If you want just one recording of Knoxville," says Gramophone, "it should be Upshaw's. In no other version is the intimacy of Barber's music so poignantly conveyed." The Washington Post called Knoxville “dreamily evocative” and declared Upshaw “one of the most impressive young singers on the American scene.”

 

 

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded August 1988 at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
Engineer: John Newton
Assistant engineer: Henk Kooistra
Production coordinator: Jennifer Keats

Front cover photograph: Joel Meyerowitz
Back cover photograph: Joyce Ravid

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79187

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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115
ns_album_id: 
310
ns_album_releasedate: 
Monday, May 1, 1989 - 04:00
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0
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597918724BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497076864
Price: 
8.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Orchestra of St. Luke's
David Zinman, conductor

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