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Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser

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  • About This Album

    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    The Wound-Dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra, employs Walt Whitman’s poetry. The New York Times calls it “a triumphant, near-perfectly proportioned work of art” that “builds to an overwhelming emotional climax.” Fearful Symmetries has attracted many well-known choreographers.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    John Adams, conductor
    Sanford Sylvan, baritone (1)
    Naoko Tanaka, violin (1)
    Chris Gekker, trumpet (1)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded November 1988 (Fearful Symmetries) and August 1989 (The Wound-Dresser) at Manhattan Center Studios, New York
    Engineer: Paul Zinman
    Assistant Engineer: Nelson Wong
    Mixing Engineer: Everett Porter

    Art Direction and Design by Frank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
    Cover Photo by Matthew Brady, courtesy of the Library of Congress

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

     

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Friday, October 27, 1989 - 04:00
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The Wound-Dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra, employs Walt Whitman’s poetry. The New York Times calls it “a triumphant, near-perfectly proportioned work of art” that “builds to an overwhelming emotional climax.” Fearful Symmetries has attracted many well-known choreographers.

Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

The Wound-Dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra, employs Walt Whitman’s poetry. The New York Times calls it “a triumphant, near-perfectly proportioned work of art” that “builds to an overwhelming emotional climax.” Fearful Symmetries has attracted many well-known choreographers.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded November 1988 (Fearful Symmetries) and August 1989 (The Wound-Dresser) at Manhattan Center Studios, New York
Engineer: Paul Zinman
Assistant Engineer: Nelson Wong
Mixing Engineer: Everett Porter

Art Direction and Design by Frank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
Cover Photo by Matthew Brady, courtesy of the Library of Congress

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

 

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79218

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Sunday, October 1, 1989 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
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075597921823BUN
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0.00
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MP3
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603497099061
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
John Adams
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MUSICIANS
Orchestra of St. Luke's
John Adams, conductor
Sanford Sylvan, baritone (1)
Naoko Tanaka, violin (1)
Chris Gekker, trumpet (1)

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