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El Nino (Nonesuch Audio CD)

Status: Usually despatched within 10 - 12 working days

Subtitle: 2-CD Set

Department: CDs - Save up to 15% - Classical CDs

Publisher: Nonesuch

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Dawn Upshaw, Willard White, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson: singers
Deutscher-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Kent Nagano, conductor
released: August 28 2001

The premiere recording of John Adams's nativity oratorio, juxtaposing biblical accounts of Christ's birth with Spanish poetry.

“John Adams's nativity oratorio is a winner, a very palpable hit - an intelligent, emotional and sometimes magical re-telling of the old, old story from a new perspective...you can tell the cast has the music in their bones...El Niño emerges with a new radiance and beauty on record.”
Andrew McGregor - BBC


Contents and Reviews


El Nino Part One: I Sing of a Maiden Hail, Mary, Gracious! La Anunciación For With God No Thing Shall Be Impossible The Babe Leaped in Her Womb Magnificat Now She was Sixteen Years Old Joseph's Dream Shake the Heavens Se Habla de Gabriel The Christmas Star Part Two: Pues mi Dios ha nacido a penar When Herod Heard Woe Unto Them That Call Evil Good And the Star Went Before Them The Three Kings And When They Were Departed Dawn Air And He Slew All the Children Memorial de Tlatelolco In the Day of the Great Slaughter Pues está tiritando Jesus and the Dragons A Palm Tree