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  • Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw's second Nonesuch album, Narrow Sea, is out now. Shaw wrote the album's title piece, for Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish, who perform it here: five parts, each a new setting of a text from The Sacred Harp, the 19th-century collection of shape-note hymns. Video for all five parts of the piece can be seen here. Also on the album is Sō Percussion's performance of Shaw's Taxidermy, which she wrote for the ensemble.

  • 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."

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    Upshaw performs lesser-known Broadway repertoire from Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Stephen Sondheim and Kurt Weill, plus classics like “I Feel Pretty.” Time declared, “Few opera singers have ever seemed so convincing—and comfortable—in the Broadway idiom.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Dawn Upshaw, vocals
    Eric Stern, piano (1, 5, 9)
    Leslie Stifelman, piano (5, 9)
    Matthias Naegele, cello (12)
    Orchestra conducted by Eric Stern

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Tommy Krasker and John McClure
    Recorded April 1993 at The Hit Factory, New York City
    Engineered by John McClure
    Assistant engineers: Brian Vibberts, Derek Duffy, Lee Anthony, Bill Miho
    Audio assistant: Susan Presson
    Mixed at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
    Edited by Paul Zinman
    Mastered by Robert Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

    Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz
    Design by Barbara deWilde

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Release Date: 
Friday, July 29, 1994 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Upshaw performs lesser-known Broadway repertoire from Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Kurt Weill, plus classics like “I Feel Pretty.” Time declared, “Few opera singers have ever seemed so convincing—and comfortable—in the Broadway idiom.”

Description: 

Upshaw performs lesser-known Broadway repertoire from Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Stephen Sondheim and Kurt Weill, plus classics like “I Feel Pretty.” Time declared, “Few opera singers have ever seemed so convincing—and comfortable—in the Broadway idiom.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Tommy Krasker and John McClure
Recorded April 1993 at The Hit Factory, New York City
Engineered by John McClure
Assistant engineers: Brian Vibberts, Derek Duffy, Lee Anthony, Bill Miho
Audio assistant: Susan Presson
Mixed at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
Edited by Paul Zinman
Mastered by Robert Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz
Design by Barbara deWilde

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79345

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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115
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306
ns_album_releasedate: 
Friday, July 1, 1994 - 04:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597934526BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597934564
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Dawn Upshaw
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Dawn Upshaw, vocals
Eric Stern, piano (1, 5, 9)
Leslie Stifelman, piano (5, 9)
Matthias Naegele, cello (12)
Orchestra conducted by Eric Stern

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