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An American Classic...

An American classic, written by one of the champions of minimalistic music.

If you can't decide between albums...

This album is worth it for the booklet alone. The booklet contains recent essays on the opera by Adams and Sellars, and reproduces liner notes from Goodman and Steinberg. In addition to the essays and the notes, the libretto is also included.

For those of you interested in such things, this recording was made in 1988. In order of appearance,

Chou En-Lai - Sanford Sylvan
Richard Nixon - James Maddalena
Henry Kissinger - Thomas Hammons
Nancy T’ang (First Secretary to Mao) - Mari Opatz
Second Secretary to Mao - Stephanie Friedman
Third Secretary to Mao - Marion Dry
Mao Tse-tung - John Duykers
Pat Nixon - Carolann Page
Chiang Ch’ing (Madame Mao Tse-tung) - Trudy Ellen Craney


Born: June 1, 1941 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Edo de Waart established a notable conducting career in the last third of the 20th century, becoming known for clear, exciting performances in a wide range of repertory. He came from a musical family, being the son of a choral singer. He studied oboe with Haakon Stotijn and also conducting at the Music Lyceum in Amsterdam. He became co-principal oboe of the Amsterdam Philharmonic in 1961 and associate principal of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1963. Meanwhile, he studied conducting, including a...
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