Dawn Upshaw/ The Orchestra of St. Luke's/David Zinman The World So Wide

The World So Wide

Dawn Upshaw/ The Orchestra of St. Luke's/David Zinman

Released on September 13, 2005 by Nonesuch

Main artist: Orchestra of St. Luke's

Genre: Classical > Opera

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Album : 1 disk - 8 tracks Total length : 00:45:19

  1. 1 Once I Thought... (Laurie's Song) (Laurie's Song LP Version)

    John Newton, Engineer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - Aaron Copland, Composer - Philip Waldway, Producer - Horace Everett, Lyricist Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

  2. 2 This Is Prophetic (LP Version)

    John Newton, Engineer - John Adams, Composer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - Philip Waldway, Producer - Alice Goodman, Lyricist Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

  3. 3 What A Movie! (LP Version)

    Leonard Bernstein, Composer - John Newton, Engineer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - Philip Waldway, Producer Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

  4. 4 Oh Yemanja (Mother's Prayer) (Mother's Prayer LP Version)

    John Newton, Engineer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - Philip Waldway, Producer - based on radio play by Wole Soyinka, Lyricist - Tania Leon, Composer Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

  5. 5 Willow Song (LP Version)

    John Newton, Engineer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - John Latouche, Lyricist - Philip Waldway, Producer - Douglas Stuart Moore, Composer - Douglas Moore, Composer Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

  6. 6 Lonely House (LP Version)

    John Newton, Engineer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - Philip Waldway, Producer - Langston Hughes, Lyricist - WEILL KURT, Composer Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

  7. 7 Give Me Some Music (LP Version)

    John Newton, Engineer - Samuel Barber, Composer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - Philip Waldway, Producer - Franco Zeffirelli based on the play by William Shakespeare, Lyricist Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

  8. 8 Ain't It a Pretty Night (LP Version)

    John Newton, Engineer - Dawn Upshaw, Vocals, MainArtist - Philip Waldway, Producer - Carlisle Floyd, Composer Copyright : 2005 Nonesuch Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing 1998 Nonesuch Records

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THE WORLD SO WIDE takes its title from its first track, "Laurie's Song" from Copland's 'The Tender Land.' Dawn Upshaw's program is composed of eight arias from 20th-century American operas--all composed after World War II, and all examples of attempts to break opera free of its European roots and give it an American voice. Upshaw's characterizations are aptly realized in both tone and interpretation. For "Laurie's Song" she takes on an innocent, youthful sound; her Pat Nixon in "This is Prophetic" sounds appropriately different. Upshaw is a natural for this repertoire, particularly following her two previous discs, I WISH IT SO (songs of Blitzstein, Sondheim, Weill and Bernstein) and DAWN UPSHAW SINGS RODGERS & HART. This is a fine disc which should help to draw attention to some neglected works. At just over 45 minutes, however, it is a short disc, and not for lack of repertoire. Half of the pieces were written in the 1950s, and the gap between 1966 ('Antony & Cleopatra') and 1987 ('Nixon in China') goes unexplained. Where are Menotti, Pasatieri and Corigliano, to name just a few of the others who might have been included?

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