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  • March 25, 2020

    On May 22, Nonesuch releases I Still Play, an album of eleven new solo piano compositions by artists who have recorded for Nonesuch Records, written in honor of the label’s longtime President Bob Hurwitz as he became Chairman Emeritus in 2017. The album features works by John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, and Randy Newman, performed by Andres, Mehldau, Newman, and Jeremy Denk. Pre-order to download Nico Muhly's "Move" played by Andres now; you can follow along on the score as you watch him perform it here.

  • December 3, 2019

    Rolling Stone has published its list of The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s, including two Nonesuch releases: The Black Keys' Brothers at No. 14, "one of their most emotive and cathartic records ... set to beautifully smudgy R&B, soul, and low-fi funk," and Randy Newman's Dark Matter at No. 36, "a gem, perhaps Newman’s most mordant assessment yet of his fellow man."

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  • The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

    A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Sat, May 23
Bremen
Die Glocke
Sat, May 23
Bremen
Die Glocke
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Berlin
Admiralspalast
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Berlin
Admiralspalast
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Zurich
Volkshaus
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Zurich
Volkshaus
Fri, May 29
Mainz
Kurfurstliches Schloss
Fri, May 29
Mainz
Kurfurstliches Schloss
Sat, May 30
Stuttgart
Liederhalle
Sat, May 30
Stuttgart
Liederhalle
Mon, Jun 1
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Mon, Jun 1
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Tue, Jun 2
Den Haag
Zuiderstrandtheater
Tue, Jun 2
Den Haag
Zuiderstrandtheater
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Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called "the work of a true master of popular song." Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.

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The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Tour

Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Sun, May 17
Stockholm
Lilla Cirkus
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Tue, May 19
Oslo
Sentrum Scene
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Thu, May 21
Copenhagen
DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Sat, May 23
Bremen
Die Glocke
Sat, May 23
Bremen
Die Glocke
Mon, May 25
Berlin
Admiralspalast
Mon, May 25
Berlin
Admiralspalast
Wed, May 27
Zurich
Volkshaus
Wed, May 27
Zurich
Volkshaus
Fri, May 29
Mainz
Kurfurstliches Schloss
Fri, May 29
Mainz
Kurfurstliches Schloss
Sat, May 30
Stuttgart
Liederhalle
Sat, May 30
Stuttgart
Liederhalle
Mon, Jun 1
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Mon, Jun 1
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Tue, Jun 2
Den Haag
Zuiderstrandtheater
Tue, Jun 2
Den Haag
Zuiderstrandtheater
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