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White Moon: Songs to Morpheus

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  • Caramoor, the cultural arts venue on an 80-plus-acre estate in Katonah, New York, has announced its 2022 summer season, including performances by several Nonesuch artists: Molly Tuttle, Kronos Quartet, Dawn Upshaw, Rhiannon Giddens, Caroline Shaw, and Rachael & Vilray. "This summer is one of the most dynamic in our history," exclaims Caramoor’s President and CEO Edward J. Lewis III. "Our incredible lineup of artists and repertoire includes voices from an array of backgrounds, eras, and lived experiences, reflecting a broad diversity of audiences from our stages."

  • Carnegie Hall has announced its 2021–22 concert season, sharing plans to reopen its landmark concert venue to the general public in October, and among the performers taking the esteemed hall's stages are Sō Percussion with Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish, and Kronos Quartet; as well as Youssou N'Dour. The season also features works by composers including Caroline Shaw, John Adams, Nico Muhly, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Michael Gordon.

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    Dawn Upshaw joins music from four centuries in a collection dedicated to Morpheus, the god of Sleep. From the peaceful realm depicted by Handel and Dowland, to a world of wakefulness and the Moon favored by Schwanter and Crumb, White Moon encompasses both soothing and unsettling aspects of night and sleep.

    Upshaw, previously a Grammy Award winner for her Nonesuch recital collections Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and The girl with orange lips, has become well-known for her distinctive programming, both on recording and in performance. White Moon presents a range of musical mood and style, as well as text and instrumentation. The soprano is variously paired with piano; duo guitars; and mixed wind and string ensembles to evoke a spectrum of nocturnal atmospheres.

    White Moon is Upshaw’s fifth solo recording on Nonesuch.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano

    Margo Garrett, piano
    Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitars

    Eric Bartlett, electric cello
    Susan Rotholz, alto flute, piccolo
    David Starobin, banjo
    James Baker, percussion

    members of The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    and assisting artists

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Tommy Krasker

    Engineered by John McClure

    Recorded June 1995 at The Hit Factory, New York City
    Assistant Engineers: Carl Glanville and Drake Ayen

    Edited and mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte Productions, New York City

    Mixed by John McClure and Tommy Krasker at The Hit Factory, New York City

    Front Cover: Ladder to the Moon by Georgia O’Keeffe, collection of the Emily Fisher Landau Trust, New York. Copyright © 1995 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation
    Photographed by Malcolm Varon, New York City
    Back cover photograph of Dawn Upshaw by Deborah Feingold

    Design by Carbone Smolan Associates

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Friday, February 23, 1996 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Soprano Dawn Upshaw is joined by guitarists Sérgio and Odair Assad on this beguiling set of songs addressing the themes of night, sleep, and dreams and including pieces by composers ranging from Handel to George Crumb. The Washington Post calls it "imaginatively conceived and flawlessly executed."

Description: 

Dawn Upshaw joins music from four centuries in a collection dedicated to Morpheus, the god of Sleep. From the peaceful realm depicted by Handel and Dowland, to a world of wakefulness and the Moon favored by Schwanter and Crumb, White Moon encompasses both soothing and unsettling aspects of night and sleep.

Upshaw, previously a Grammy Award winner for her Nonesuch recital collections Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and The girl with orange lips, has become well-known for her distinctive programming, both on recording and in performance. White Moon presents a range of musical mood and style, as well as text and instrumentation. The soprano is variously paired with piano; duo guitars; and mixed wind and string ensembles to evoke a spectrum of nocturnal atmospheres.

White Moon is Upshaw’s fifth solo recording on Nonesuch.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Tommy Krasker

Engineered by John McClure

Recorded June 1995 at The Hit Factory, New York City
Assistant Engineers: Carl Glanville and Drake Ayen

Edited and mastered by Paul Zinman at SoundByte Productions, New York City

Mixed by John McClure and Tommy Krasker at The Hit Factory, New York City

Front Cover: Ladder to the Moon by Georgia O’Keeffe, collection of the Emily Fisher Landau Trust, New York. Copyright © 1995 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation
Photographed by Malcolm Varon, New York City
Back cover photograph of Dawn Upshaw by Deborah Feingold

Design by Carbone Smolan Associates

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79364

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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115
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305
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Thursday, February 1, 1996 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597936421BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497076666
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Dawn Upshaw
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MUSICIANS
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Margo Garrett, piano
Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitars

Eric Bartlett, electric cello
Susan Rotholz, alto flute, piccolo
David Starobin, banjo
James Baker, percussion

members of The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

and assisting artists

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