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Górecki: Symphony No. 3

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  • Composer Caroline Shaw's new album, Narrow Sea, featuring Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish's performance of the title piece—five parts, each a new setting of a text from The Sacred Harp, the 19th-century collection of shape-note hymns—is due next Friday, January 22, on Nonesuch. Here, the artists talk with writer Matthew Guerrieri about the album, which also includes Sō Percussion's performance of Shaw's Taxidermy. Find out why she tells Guerrieri: "I was telling a friend, half-jokingly, that, in a lot of my music, I’m trying to figure out a way to talk about death and mortality, or think about it."

  • Nonesuch Records releases its second album from Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw, Narrow Sea, on January 22, 2021. The title piece was written for Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish, who perform it on this recording: five parts, each a new setting of a text from The Sacred Harp nineteenth century collection of shape-note hymns. Also on the album is Sō Percussion's performance of Shaw's Taxidermy, which she wrote for the ensemble. A video for Part 2 of Narrow Sea can be seen here.

  • About This Album

    One of the most affecting works of the late 20th century, Symphony No. 3, featuring the London Sinfonetta and soprano Dawn Upshaw, proved spellbinding to a diverse international audience. TIME calls it “a transcendental meditation on mortality and redemption.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano
    London Sinfonietta
    David Zinman, conductor

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Colin Matthews
    Recorded May 1991 at CTS Studios, London
    Recording Engineer: Tony Faulkner
    Assistant: Declan McGovern
    Editing and Post-production: Marian Freeman
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Design by John Heiden
    Photograph by Gertrude Käsebier

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Release Date: 
Friday, April 24, 1992 - 04:00
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One of the most affecting works of the late 20th century, Symphony No. 3, featuring the London Sinfonetta and soprano Dawn Upshaw, proved spellbinding to a diverse international audience. TIME calls it “a transcendental meditation on mortality and redemption.”

Description: 

One of the most affecting works of the late 20th century, Symphony No. 3, featuring the London Sinfonetta and soprano Dawn Upshaw, proved spellbinding to a diverse international audience. TIME calls it “a transcendental meditation on mortality and redemption.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Colin Matthews
Recorded May 1991 at CTS Studios, London
Recording Engineer: Tony Faulkner
Assistant: Declan McGovern
Editing and Post-production: Marian Freeman
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Design by John Heiden
Photograph by Gertrude Käsebier

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79282

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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51
ns_album_id: 
162
ns_album_releasedate: 
Wednesday, April 1, 1992 - 05:00
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0
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597928266
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597951417
Price: 
14.00
Artist Name: 
Henryk Górecki
Dawn Upshaw
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
London Sinfonietta
David Zinman, conductor

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