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The Chairman Dances

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  • The Guardian has published a number of lists of the Best Culture of the 21st Century (So Far). Several Nonesuch artists and recordings have made the lists, including works by Rokia Traoré, John Adams, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, and more. Also on the lists are films for which Nonesuch released soundtracks by Jonny Greenwood, Clint Mansell, and more.

  • Congratulations to composer John Adams, whose Doctor Atomic has won the Opus Klassik Award for Best Opera Recording – 20th/21st Century. On this first recording of the piece, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley and Julia Bullock. Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion in 1945. The Opus Klassik awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on October 13.

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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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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: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
John Adams
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MUSICIANS
San Francisco Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

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