American Elegies

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Adams conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this exploration of 20th-century American composers, with soprano Dawn Upshaw featured on orchestrations of five Charles Ives pieces. Entertainment Weekly calls this “an enchanting collection, continually beautiful, quietly profound.”

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Adams conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this exploration of 20th-century American composers, with soprano Dawn Upshaw featured on orchestrations of five Charles Ives pieces. Entertainment Weekly calls this “an enchanting collection, continually beautiful, quietly profound.”

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded August 1989 at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
Engineered by Paul Zinman
Mixed at DJCS, Oakland, CA, and SoundMirror, Jamaica Plain, MA

Cover photograph: Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, by William Eggleston
Design by John Heiden

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79249

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1disc
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John Adams
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MUSICIANS
Orchestra of St. Luke's
John Adams, conductor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2-6)
Paul Crossley, piano (9)

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075597924923BUN
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MP3
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9.00
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603497120369
  • 79249

News & Reviews

  • Composer John Adams, in a new video from his publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, discusses how great operas throughout history confront deep issues of our human existence, and how contemporary operas—including his own Doctor Atomic, The Death of Klinghoffer, and Nixon in China—explore themes of humanity, intolerance, and power through the lens of recent history. You can watch it here. All of the above and more are included in the forty-disc box set John Adams Collected Works released last year on Nonesuch.  Adams will conduct his opera Girls of the Golden West performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, featuring Julia Bullock among others, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, January 27–29.

  • "John’s music is about promise and progress," Julia Bullock writes in her note in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works. "It comments on the inherent threat of exploiting power while embodying it. There’s fire and fragility, placed alongside organized form and frequency. I love John’s music. I love singing it, learning from it. And I love listening to it." You can read her complete note from the box set here.

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  • About This Album

    Adams conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this exploration of 20th-century American composers, with soprano Dawn Upshaw featured on orchestrations of five Charles Ives pieces. Entertainment Weekly calls this “an enchanting collection, continually beautiful, quietly profound.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    John Adams, conductor
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano (2-6)
    Paul Crossley, piano (9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded August 1989 at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
    Engineered by Paul Zinman
    Mixed at DJCS, Oakland, CA, and SoundMirror, Jamaica Plain, MA

    Cover photograph: Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, by William Eggleston
    Design by John Heiden

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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