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Classical albums we loved this year.
December 13, 2013 A guide to some of the most beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring releases from the year gone by — from luminous choral singing to thunderous percussion to smart violin solos.
A U.S. Navy sailor waiting to be sent out on a mission in Afghanistan in November 2010.
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June 10, 2011 A song cycle inspired by Civil War-era tunes is adapted for a soldier's return from Afghanistan by stage director Peter Sellars and features soprano Dawn Upshaw.
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George Li, one of the newest Young Concert Artists, is only 15 years old.
December 27, 2010 Young Concert Artists has been turning talented young musicians into professionals for half a century.
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August 9, 2008 La Passion de Simone, by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, make its New York debut Wednesday. The oratorio explores the life and work of the French philosopher Simone Weil. Director Peter Sellars calls it a challenging work about a difficult human being.
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September 25, 2007 Soprano Dawn Upshaw is an equal-opportunity vocalist. From Bach to Broadway to today's composers, her creative approach to vocal music and her solid technique have earned her a 2007 MacArthur "genius" grant.
December 29, 2006 Brian McCreath is host of Classical Weekend on Boston-based NPR station WGBH. Here, he compiles a list of the five best classical CDs to emerge this year, ranging from the complete Mozart to the works of contemporary composer Paul Moravec (left).
October 8, 2005 Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov's music brings together influences of his eastern European roots, Jewish heritage and native Argentina. His new song cycle, called Ayre, was written for soprano Dawn Upshaw.
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April 7, 2005 Founded in 1978, the Orchestra of St. Luke's has earned a reputation as one of America's foremost chamber orchestras. At Carnegie Hall, conductor David Zinman leads the ensemble in a program that contrasts the music of 20th-century Polish composer Henryk Gorecki with the 18th-century genius of Mozart.
October 17, 2004 Composer John Harbison and soprano Dawn Upshaw recently paired four singers with four composers, giving them the chance to collaborate from scratch. Jeff Lunden follows the process, from rehearsals to a recital at Carnegie Hall.
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June 13, 2004 One of the world's most beloved and admired sopranos, Dawn Upshaw has a way with complex modern works and also the tuneful melodies of classic American composers like Stephen Foster.
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