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Adams: Music From Nixon In China / Edo De Waart, St. Luke's


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79193   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Adams
Performer:  James MaddalenaSanford SylvanCarolann PageThomas Hammons,   ... 
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke'sChorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Nixon in China: Act 1, Scene 1 by John Adams
Performer:  James Maddalena (Baritone), Sanford Sylvan (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 18 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection occupies six tracks of the recording and includes the choruses "Soldiers of heaven hold the sky" and "The people are the heroes now," the orchestral "Landing of the Spirit of '76," the scene "Your flight was smooth, I hope," and Nixon's aria "News has a kind of mystery." 
2.
Nixon in China: Ladies and gentlemen, Comrades and friends by John Adams
Performer:  James Maddalena (Baritone), Sanford Sylvan (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection occupies three tracks of the recording and includes Chou En-lai's aria "Ladies and gentlemen," Nixon's aria "Mr. Premier, distinguished guests," and the chorus "Cheers." 
3.
Nixon in China: This is prophetic by John Adams
Performer:  Carolann Page (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This selection occupies two tracks of the recording, and continues into the scene "At last the weather's warming up." 
4.
Nixon in China: The Red Detachment of Women by John Adams
Performer:  James Maddalena (Baritone), Carolann Page (Soprano), Thomas Hammons (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 14 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection occupies four tracks of the recording, continuing through the "Tropical storm." 
5.
Nixon in China: I am the wife of Mao Tse-tung by John Adams
Performer:  Trudy Ellen Craney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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