Podcast: Dawn Upshaw

Guy brings us a tribute to Dawn Upshaw, soprano, whose silvery voice crosses with ease from avant-garde to Broadway. Tonight’s show focuses on the American Songbook, with cheerful, nostalgic, sad, (and sometimes melodramatic) tunes from Gershwin, Weill, Copland, Sondheim, and Maria Schneider.

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Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.

Marc Blitzstein
1. I Wish It So (3:21)
2. In The Clear (2:37)
Stephen Sondheim
3. Never Get Lost, Take Me To The World (3:55)
4. The Girls of Summer (3:02)
5. What More Do I Need? (3:04)
Stephen Sondheim/ Leonard Bernstein
6. I Feel Pretty (2:20)
Ogden Nash/Kurt Weill
7. That’s Him (3:53)
Kurt Weill
8. My Ship (2:44)
9. The Saga Of Jenny (3:48)
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Electra Nonesuch 79345-2

Leonard Bernstein
10. Trouble In Tahiti – What A Movie! (5:07) (totally not politically correct, but it’s a parody, in case you didn’t notice – what a hilarious text!)
Kurt Weill
12. Street Scene – Lonely House (3:45)
John Adams
13. Nixon In China – This Is Prophetic (7:30)
Aaron Copland
14. The Tender Land – Once I Thought (Laurie’s Song) (4:05)
Dawn Upshaw; David Zinman: Orchestra Of St. Luke’s
Nonesuch 79458-2

Maria Schneider
15. Walking by Flashlight (3:52)
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
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