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Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Upshaw.

As a soprano, Upshaw has a way with complex modern works — her 1992 recording of Henryk Gorecki's Third Symphony broke classical sales records.

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A U.S. Navy sailor waiting to be sent out on a mission in Afghanistan in November 2010.

June 10, 2011 A song cycle originally inspired by Civil War tunes has been adapted for modern conflict.

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August 9, 2008 On Wednesday, Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho premieres a work about French philosopher Simone Weil.

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October 8, 2005 Golijov's new CD is a song cycle called Ayre, written for soprano Dawn Upshaw.

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August 9, 2008 On Wednesday, Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho premieres a work about French philosopher Simone Weil.

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December 27, 2010 The YCA has been turning talented young musicians into professionals for half a century.

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September 25, 2007 The versatile singer stretches boundaries, enriching the landscape of contemporary music.

Classical albums we loved this year.

December 13, 2013 A guide to some releases from the year gone by that we think are really great.

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December 29, 2006 From Mozart to contemporary composer Paul Moravec, the best of the year in classical music.

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Ayre

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  • Album: Ayre
  • Artist: Golijov/Upshaw
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2005
 

Ayre

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  • Album: Ayre
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  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2005
 

Sings Vernon Duke

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  • Album: Sings Vernon Duke
  • Artist: Dawn Upshaw
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  • Released: 1999
 

Voices of Light

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  • Album: Voices of Light
  • Artist: Dawn Upshaw
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  • Released: 2004
 

John Adams: El Nino

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  • Artist: Dawn Upshaw
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  • Released: 2001
 

Golijov: Oceana

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  • Album: Golijov: Oceana
  • Artist: Dawn Upshaw
  • Label: DG
  • Released: 2007
 

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas

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  • Album: Beethoven: Violin Sonatas
  • Artist: Leonidas Kavakos
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2012
 

Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4

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  • Album: Sibelius: Symphonies 1 & 4
  • Artist: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Label: BIS
  • Released: 2013
 

Adams: Inuksuit

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Reza Vali: Toward That Endless Plain

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  • Artist: Khosro Soltani
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  • Released: 2012
 

Evensong

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  • Artist: Caleb Burhans
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  • Released: 2013
 

Mahler: Orchesterlieder

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  • Artist: Christian Gerhaher
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2013
 

Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil

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  • Album: Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil
  • Artist: Latvian Radio Choir
  • Label: Ondine
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Death Speaks

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  • Album: Death Speaks
  • Artist: David Lang
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  • Released: 2013
 

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

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  • Album: Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
  • Artist: Isabelle Faust
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  • Released: 2013
 

Complete Works

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  • Album: Complete Works
  • Artist: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 

The Time Gallery, Protean Fantasy, Ariel Fantasy

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  • Album: The Time Gallery, Protean Fantasy, Ariel Fantasy
  • Artist: Paul Moravec
 

Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 15

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  • Album: Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 15
  • Artist: John Eliot Gardiner
 

Altre Follie

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  • Album: Altre Follie
  • Artist: Jordi Savall/Hesperion XXI