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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.

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    1991 Grammy Award Winner

    Upshaw's adventurous sophomore disc earned the soprano a second Grammy for Best Classical Soloist Performance. The New York Times noted, “Upshaw sings (exquisitely, of course) intriguing, mostly unfamiliar songs by Falla, Ravel, Stravinsky, Earl Kim, and Maurice Delage.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano

    Camit Zori, Lynn Chang, Nai-Yuan Hu, Robert Rinehart, violins
    Sarah Clarke, Nardo Poy, violas
    Eric Bartlett, Bruce Coppock, cellos

    Fenwick Smith, Laura Gilbert, flutes
    Marcia Butler, oboe
    Thomas Hill, clarinet
    Mitchell Weiss, clarinet and bass clarinet

    Barbara Allen, harp
    Randall Hodgkinson, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded September 24-26, 1990, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
    Digital engineer: Paul Zinman

    Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz
    Photographed at New York Botanical Garden
    Design by James Victore

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Release Date: 
Friday, August 2, 1991 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Upshaw's adventurous sophomore disc earned the soprano a second Grammy for Best Classical Soloist Performance. The New York Times noted, “Upshaw sings (exquisitely, of course) intriguing, mostly unfamiliar songs by Falla, Ravel, Stravinsky, Earl Kim, and Maurice Delage.”

Description: 

1991 Grammy Award Winner

Upshaw's adventurous sophomore disc earned the soprano a second Grammy for Best Classical Soloist Performance. The New York Times noted, “Upshaw sings (exquisitely, of course) intriguing, mostly unfamiliar songs by Falla, Ravel, Stravinsky, Earl Kim, and Maurice Delage.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded September 24-26, 1990, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
Digital engineer: Paul Zinman

Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz
Photographed at New York Botanical Garden
Design by James Victore

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79262

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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115
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309
ns_album_releasedate: 
Thursday, August 1, 1991 - 04:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597926224BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497076567
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Dawn Upshaw
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Camit Zori, Lynn Chang, Nai-Yuan Hu, Robert Rinehart, violins
Sarah Clarke, Nardo Poy, violas
Eric Bartlett, Bruce Coppock, cellos

Fenwick Smith, Laura Gilbert, flutes
Marcia Butler, oboe
Thomas Hill, clarinet
Mitchell Weiss, clarinet and bass clarinet

Barbara Allen, harp
Randall Hodgkinson, piano

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