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White Moon: Songs to Morpheus

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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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    Dawn Upshaw joins music from four centuries in a collection dedicated to Morpheus, the god of Sleep. From the peaceful realm depicted by Handel and Dowland, to a world of wakefulness and the Moon favored by Schwanter and Crumb, White Moon encompasses both soothing and unsettling aspects of night and sleep.

    Upshaw, previously a Grammy Award winner for her Nonesuch recital collections Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and The girl with orange lips, has become well-known for her distinctive programming, both on recording and in performance. White Moon presents a range of musical mood and style, as well as text and instrumentation. The soprano is variously paired with piano; duo guitars; and mixed wind and string ensembles to evoke a spectrum of nocturnal atmospheres.

    White Moon is Upshaw’s fifth solo recording on Nonesuch.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano

    Margo Garrett, piano
    Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitars

    Eric Bartlett, electric cello
    Susan Rotholz, alto flute, piccolo
    David Starobin, banjo
    James Baker, percussion

    members of The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    and assisting artists

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Tommy Krasker

    Engineered by John McClure

    Recorded June 1995 at The Hit Factory, New York City
    Assistant Engineers: Carl Glanville and Drake Ayen

    Edited and mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte Productions, New York City

    Mixed by John McClure and Tommy Krasker at The Hit Factory, New York City

    Front Cover: Ladder to the Moon by Georgia O’Keeffe, collection of the Emily Fisher Landau Trust, New York. Copyright © 1995 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation
    Photographed by Malcolm Varon, New York City
    Back cover photograph of Dawn Upshaw by Deborah Feingold

    Design by Carbone Smolan Associates

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Artist Name: 
Dawn Upshaw
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Release Date: 
Friday, February 23, 1996 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Soprano Upshaw is joined by guitarists Sérgio and Odair Assad on this beguiling set of songs addressing the themes of night, sleep, and dreams and including pieces by composers ranging from Handel to George Crumb. The Washington Post calls it "imaginatively conceived and flawlessly executed."

Description: 

Dawn Upshaw joins music from four centuries in a collection dedicated to Morpheus, the god of Sleep. From the peaceful realm depicted by Handel and Dowland, to a world of wakefulness and the Moon favored by Schwanter and Crumb, White Moon encompasses both soothing and unsettling aspects of night and sleep.

Upshaw, previously a Grammy Award winner for her Nonesuch recital collections Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and The girl with orange lips, has become well-known for her distinctive programming, both on recording and in performance. White Moon presents a range of musical mood and style, as well as text and instrumentation. The soprano is variously paired with piano; duo guitars; and mixed wind and string ensembles to evoke a spectrum of nocturnal atmospheres.

White Moon is Upshaw’s fifth solo recording on Nonesuch.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Tommy Krasker

Engineered by John McClure

Recorded June 1995 at The Hit Factory, New York City
Assistant Engineers: Carl Glanville and Drake Ayen

Edited and mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte Productions, New York City

Mixed by John McClure and Tommy Krasker at The Hit Factory, New York City

Front Cover: Ladder to the Moon by Georgia O’Keeffe, collection of the Emily Fisher Landau Trust, New York. Copyright © 1995 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation
Photographed by Malcolm Varon, New York City
Back cover photograph of Dawn Upshaw by Deborah Feingold

Design by Carbone Smolan Associates

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79364

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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115
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305
ns_album_releasedate: 
Thursday, February 1, 1996 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597936421BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497076666
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Margo Garrett, piano
Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitars

Eric Bartlett, electric cello
Susan Rotholz, alto flute, piccolo
David Starobin, banjo
James Baker, percussion

members of The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

and assisting artists

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