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  • Friday, July 29, 2011

    Nonesuch Records recently published the cover of the forthcoming album featuring Steve Reich's WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet. The cover and our publishing of it have elicited a considerable response both on this website and elsewhere. Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz offers a comment.

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Thursday, June 9, 2011
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    Kronos Quartet was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in music, in a ceremony held last night at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. As the recipient of this honor, Kronos receives a monetary award of $75,000. At last night’s ceremony, Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz spoke of the label’s relationship with Kronos, now three decades strong, and the group’s unique contributions to the world of music. Read the full text of his speech here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Staff
  • Monday, November 23, 2009
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    Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz is featured on the latest episode of The Monocle Weekly, the audio series on global affairs, business, culture, design, and consumer culture hosted by Monocle magazine Editor-in-Chief Tyler Brûlé. On this week's special hour-long episode from New York, Bob discusses the past, present, and future of the music business.

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Friday, November 20, 2009
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    This fall, Nonesuch marked 25 years under the leadership of Bob Hurwitz. Bob became president of Nonesuch in 1984 and hired Peter Clancy, now the company’s senior vice president for marketing, shortly thereafter. Around the same time, David Bither—now the label’s executive vice president—came on as a dollar-a-year consultant. That this remarkably successful trio has stayed together and continued recording such extraordinary music for two-and-a-half decades is an occasion worth celebrating, and Nonesuch artists, staff, family, and friends did just that this week at two events in New York City.

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Thursday, August 21, 2008
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    Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver will receive its West Coast premiere tonight at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. The composer included excerpts from the piece in his score for the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood, which you can listen to here. Tonight's concert also marks the San Francisco debut of New York's Wordless Music Series (helmed by Nonesuch's own Ronen Givony), which is presenting the concert and which gave the piece's US premiere in New York earlier this year.

    Journal Topics: On Tour Artist News Staff
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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    All this month, and running through May 12, BBC Radio 2 is airing a six-part documentary called Jac Holzman's Elektra Story, as part of the network's Monday night Music Club. In part three of the documentary, the company founder recounts the Nonesuch Records founder's earliest days and his hopes for the new endeavor. Joshua Rifkin was involved from the start and sums up the label's initial appeal this way: "Inexpensive classical record labels had been there before, but they looked like a budget production. And it was Jac's brilliant idea to think that one could do something that really looked distinctive, did not look low-rent, had a definite identity of its own."

    Journal Topics: Staff Radio
  • Sunday, December 2, 2007
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    Last Wednesday, Nonesuch Records' production coordinator, Ronen Givony, was listening to an eclectic set of musicpiano pieces by Haydn and Messiaen, some electronic tunes, new music for laptop and strings. Not an unlikely mix off the iPod shuffle here at the office. But for this particular listening, Ronen was at a concert at the Good-Shepherd Faith Church on Manhattan's Upper West Side for the much rarer thrill of attending a concert he had produced himself. It was the latest event in the successful series he created last year called Wordless Music.

     

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2007

    Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz responds to Senior Vice President David Bither's previous entry on being a Cubs fan.

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Friday, October 5, 2007

    Mandolinist and member of Punch Brothers Chris Thile, Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz, and Senior Vice President David Bither talk baseball.

    Journal Topics: Artist Essays Staff
  • Monday, December 11, 2006
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    Karin Berg, a friend and colleague for many years, died on October 25 at the age of 70 after a long illness. A memorial service was recently held at St. Marks Church in Manhattan where friends and artists with whom Karin worked gathered to remember her. Here, Nonesuch Executive Vice-President David Bither offers his own remembrance.

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2006

    By Robert Hurwitz
    Nonesuch Records President Bob Hurwitz remembers the life of Thomas Stöwsand, the head of the Austrian agency Saudades Tourneen, which booked many great jazz, Brazilian, and new music artists, including Don Byron, Bill Frisell, Kronos Quartet, Caetano Veloso, John Zorn, and many others.

    Journal Topics: Staff
  • Sunday, September 10, 2006
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    By Robert Hurwitz
    Nonesuch Records President Bob Hurwitz shares his experiences visiting New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to present Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million check on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The money was raised from sales of Our New Orleans, the Nonesuch album celebrating music of the Crescent City, to aid in the creation of the neighborhood's new Musicians' Village.

    Journal Topics: Staff

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