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Songs of America: On Home, Love, Nature, and Death

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  • 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.

  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28. Part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival, these diverse engagements—featuring 23 evenings of music—underscore the longstanding relationship between Nonesuch artists and BAM. Performs include Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Alarm Will Sound performing works by John Adams, Youssou N'Dour, Rhiannon Giddens, Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine, Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Caetano Veloso, and Robert Plant.

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    In this unique recording of American art songs, mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and pianist Gilbert Kalish present the work of many of this country’s most gifted composers and poets in a new and powerful light. The 28 songs cover a significant historical span (1860-1984) and myriad styles and emotions; yet, in their very diversity and individualism, they represent (to quote Charles Ives) “not music ‘made in America,’ but American music.”

    The selection of music heard in Songs of America reflects, in part, the personal empathy of the artists with each song; in part, an exploration into some of the amazingly diverse idioms to be found in this musical genre; and, above all, the clearly identifiable sound of America portrayed in song.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
    Gilbert Kalish, piano

    Joyce Robins, violin

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded by Max Wilcox

    Produced by Theresa Sterne

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In this unique recording of American art songs, mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and pianist Gilbert Kalish present the work of many of this country’s most gifted composers and poets in a new and powerful light. The 28 songs cover a significant historical span (1860-1984) and myriad styles and emotions; yet, in their very diversity and individualism, they represent (to quote Charles Ives) “not music ‘made in America,’ but American music.”

Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

In this unique recording of American art songs, mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and pianist Gilbert Kalish present the work of many of this country’s most gifted composers and poets in a new and powerful light. The 28 songs cover a significant historical span (1860-1984) and myriad styles and emotions; yet, in their very diversity and individualism, they represent (to quote Charles Ives) “not music ‘made in America,’ but American music.”

The selection of music heard in Songs of America reflects, in part, the personal empathy of the artists with each song; in part, an exploration into some of the amazingly diverse idioms to be found in this musical genre; and, above all, the clearly identifiable sound of America portrayed in song.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded by Max Wilcox

Produced by Theresa Sterne

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79178

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Thursday, September 1, 1988 - 04:00
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MUSICIANS
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
Gilbert Kalish, piano

Joyce Robins, violin

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