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  • Ken Burns: "Baseball" [cover]

    Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with a Tune From Ken Burns's "Baseball"

    To celebrate Jackie Robinson Day—marking the day when, in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the color barrier in professional baseball—the Nonesuch Journal revisits Natalie Cole's performance of "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?," off the original soundtrack recording to Ken Burns's landmark 1994 documentary Baseball. Listen to the track here.

  • Ken Burns: "The Civil War" [cover]

    Ken Burns's Acclaimed "The Civil War" Airs on PBS; Nonesuch Soundtrack Won Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album

    The Civil War, the five-part film by Ken Burns, deemed one of the most popular offering ever presented on public television, is airing anew on PBS stations across the US this week. Nonesuch released the official soundtrack recording to the film back during its original run in 1990; it went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Featuring traditional American music ranging from brass bands to gospel choirs, “the music in The Civil War achieves an eloquence parallel to that of the narration," wrote GQ, "and it reinforces the visual illusion of aching, coming-to-life immediacy."

  • Ken Burns: "Baseball" [cover]

    Ken Burns's "Baseball" Follow-up, "The Tenth Inning," Premieres Tonight on PBS

    Tune in to PBS tonight at 8 PM ET for the premiere of The Tenth Inning, the new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns's landmark 1994 series Baseball left off. Part two of The Tenth Inning airs tomorrow night at 8. In celebration of the new film, the original 1994 Baseball soundtrack recording from Nonesuch Records is available again.

  • Ken Burns: "Baseball" [cover]

    Ken Burns's "Baseball" Soundtrack Returns As "The Tenth Inning" Is Set to Premiere on PBS

    The Tenth Inning, a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns's landmark 1994 series Baseball left off, premieres on PBS next Tuesday, September 28. In celebration of the new film, the original Baseball soundtrack is available again, featuring music by Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Bruce Hornsby, Branford Marsalis, and Carly Simon, as well as vintage recordings, historic radio calls, and the solo piano playing of Jacqueline Schwab, including "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Hurrah for the National Game."

  • Ken Burns: "Baseball" [cover]

    Ken Burns Visits "Late Show with David Letterman" to Discuss "The Tenth Inning," Follow-up to "Baseball"

    The Tenth Inning, a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns's 1994 series Baseball left off, will air on PBS in September. Burns will appear on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight to discuss the new film. The original Baseball soundtrack recording was released on Nonesuch back in 1994 and is available now digitally in the Nonesuch Store; it will be available again on CD September 21.