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The Chairman Dances

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  • The latest issue of BBC Music Magazine is out now, including reviews of three new Nonesuch releases: Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet ("poignant, intoxicating"), John Adams's Violin Concerto ("expansively beautiful, dazzling"), and Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads the Constitution! ("the art of the trio"). 

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    Named one of the 50 essential classical CDs by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    San Francisco Symphony
    Edo de Waart, conductor

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded November 1986 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
    Recording Engineer: John Newton
    Assistant Engineer: Lolly Lewis
    Digital Editing: E. Amelia Rogers
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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John Adams
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Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 1987 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Named one of the 50 essential classical CDs by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera.”

Description: 

Named one of the 50 essential classical CDs by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded November 1986 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Recording Engineer: John Newton
Assistant Engineer: Lolly Lewis
Digital Editing: E. Amelia Rogers
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79144

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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2
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13
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Wednesday, April 1, 1987 - 05:00
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0
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0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597914429BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597914467
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
San Francisco Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

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