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Schumann: Duets

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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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    The New York Times counts this album among its favorite Schumann recordings, capturing as it does Jan DeGaetani’s “expressive artistry” as she performs these “unclaimed jewels” by one of the foremost composers of Lieder; with baritone Leslie Guinn, accompanied by Gilbert Kalish.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
    Leslie Guinn, baritone
    Gilbert Kalish, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded May 1978, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York
    Engineering & musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Cover art: Caspar David Friedrich, Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon (1824), reproduced courtesy of the Nationalgalerie, West Berlin
    Design: James Victore

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Wednesday, January 1, 1992 - 05:00
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The New York Times counts this album among its favorite Schumann recordings, capturing as it does Jan DeGaetani’s “expressive artistry” as she performs these “unclaimed jewels” by one of the foremost composers of Lieder; with baritone Leslie Guinn, accompanied by Gilbert Kalish.

Description: 

The New York Times counts this album among its favorite Schumann recordings, capturing as it does Jan DeGaetani’s “expressive artistry” as she performs these “unclaimed jewels” by one of the foremost composers of Lieder; with baritone Leslie Guinn, accompanied by Gilbert Kalish.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded May 1978, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York
Engineering & musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Cover art: Caspar David Friedrich, Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon (1824), reproduced courtesy of the Nationalgalerie, West Berlin
Design: James Victore

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

71364

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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27
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60
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Wednesday, January 1, 1992 - 05:00
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CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597136425BUN
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0.00
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MP3
UPC: 
603497107568
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Jan DeGaetani
Gilbert Kalish
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
Leslie Guinn, baritone
Gilbert Kalish, piano

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