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Composer John Adams's 1991 opera The Death of Klinghoffer received its Metropolitan Opera premiere last night, the first of eight Met performances during the 2014–15 season. The opera, with a libretto by Alice Goodman, was originally directed by frequent Adams collaborator Peter Sellars. It addresses the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro ocean liner and the murder of a Jewish-American passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, by Palestinian terrorists. Nonesuch Records released the first recording of The Death of Klinghoffer, with the Orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon, in 1992. Here, Nonesuch President Robert Hurwitz offers his reflections on the piece and some background about the 1992 recordingRead more|Journal Topics:StaffStaffThursday, September 11, 2014|0 comments
As the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s celebration of Nonesuch Records’ 50th anniversary, Nonesuch Records at BAM, began with a series of unforgettable concerts from Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Nico Muhly, Brad Mehldau, and Chris Thile earlier this week, NPR’s All Things Considered took a look back at the label’s history and its evolution over the decades, talking with Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz (who celebrates his own 30th anniversary with the company this year), founder Jac Holzman, and artists Thile, Randy Newman, and Jeremy Denk. "Sometimes good things come in small packages," says NPR. Nonesuch Records at BAM continues through September 28.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News News Radio Reviews StaffStaffTuesday, August 19, 2014|1 comments
Nonesuch Records President Bob Hurwitz and Senior Vice President David Bither recently sat down with the folks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn, New York, to discuss the history of Nonesuch Records, the family of artists, and the longstanding relationship between those artists and BAM for an online exclusive video. This comes in advance of BAM's forthcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of the label: Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, a wide-ranging series of concerts and events, September 9–28, 2014. Watch the video here.Read more|Journal Topics:News Staff VideoStaffWednesday, July 2, 2014|1 comments
The legendary producer John McClure passed away at his home in Vermont recently. McClure produced countless recordings for Columbia Records, including many famed recordings with Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Igor Stravinsky; led the Columbia Masterworks label; and produced or engineered several albums for Nonesuch Records, working with John Adams, Dawn Upshaw, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, and others. Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz offers this remembrance.Read more|Journal Topics:StaffStaffTuesday, March 11, 2014|0 comments
Jac Holzman, the founder of both Elektra Records and Nonesuch Records, will receive the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program’s Visionary Award at a ceremony on Wednesday. Holzman will interact with students, faculty, and administrators and discuss his six‐decade career with Phil Galdston, NYU Faculty Songwriter‐in‐Residence and Master Teacher in Songwriting. "Jac Holzman is a towering figure in music," noted Dr. Ron Sadoff, Director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. "He has brought a unique combination of skills, talent, and insight to his work, and, in so doing, forever changed the cultural and business landscape."