Annotation

Marion Dry (Mezzo Soprano - 3rd Secretary to Mao)
Carolann Page (Soprano - Pat Nixon)
Trudy Ellen Craney (Soprano - Chiang Ch'ing (Mrs. Mao))
John Duykers (Tenor - Mao Tse-Tung)
Mari Opatz (Soprano - Nancy T'ang (1st Secretary))
Stephanie Friedman (Mezzo Soprano - 2nd Secretary to Mao)
James Maddalena (Baritone - Richard M. Nixon)
Sanford Sylvan (Baritone - Chou En-Lai)
Thomas Hammons (Bass - Henry Kissinger)

Annotation last modified on 2015-10-31 17:43 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. Beginning
John Adams 2:53
2 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. "Soldiers of heaven hold the sky"
John Adams 2:48
3 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. "The people are the heroes now"
John Adams 2:49
4 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. "Landing of the Spirit of '76"
John Adams 2:23
5 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. "Your flight was smooth, I hope?"
John Adams 1:19
6 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I. "News has a kind of mystery"
John Adams 7:03
7 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. Beginning
John Adams 4:05
8 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "You know we'll meet with your confrere the Democratic candidate if he should win"
John Adams 2:23
9 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "You've said that there's a certain well-known tree"
John Adams 2:44
10 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "Founders come first, then profiteers"
John Adams 6:53
11 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "We no longer need confucius"
John Adams 3:03
12 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II. "Like the Ming Tombs"
John Adams 5:18
13 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III. Beginning
John Adams 6:14
14 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III. "Ladies and gentlemen, Comrades and friends"
John Adams 6:37
15 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III. "Mr. Premier, distinguished guests"
John Adams 2:37
16 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III. Cheers
John Adams 3:45
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene I. Beginning
John Adams 3:34
2 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene I. "Look down at the earth"
John Adams 5:26
3 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene I. "This is prophetic!"
John Adams 8:32
4 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene I. "At last the weather's warming up"
John Adams 3:03
5 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. Beginning
John Adams 2:54
6 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "Oh what a day I thought I'd die!"
John Adams 4:48
7 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "Whip her to death!"
John Adams 2:30
8 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. Tropical storm
John Adams 4:45
9 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "Flesh rebels"
John Adams 3:08
10 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "I have my brief"
John Adams 1:05
11 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "It seems so strange"
John Adams 2:52
12 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II. "I am the wife of Mao Tse-tung"
John Adams 6:30
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Nixon in China: Act III. Beginning
John Adams 1:11
2 Nixon in China: Act III. "Some men you cannot satisfy"
John Adams 3:17
3 Nixon in China: Act III. "I am no one"
John Adams 4:01
4 Nixon in China: Act III. The Maos dance
John Adams 2:01
5 Nixon in China: Act III. "Sitting around the radio"
John Adams 1:16
6 Nixon in China: Act III. "Let us examine what you did"
John Adams 2:43
7 Nixon in China: Act III. "When I woke up, I dimly realized the Jap Bombers had given us a miss"
John Adams 1:21
8 Nixon in China: Act III. "I have no offspring"
John Adams 1:55
9 Nixon in China: Act III. "I can keep still"
John Adams 2:11
10 Nixon in China: Act III. "After that the sweat had soaked my uniform"
John Adams 2:28
11 Nixon in China: Act III. "Peking watches the stars"
John Adams 2:43
12 Nixon in China: Act III. "You won at poker"
John Adams 3:14
13 Nixon in China: Act III. "I am old and I cannot sleep"
John Adams 4:24

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
James Maddalena (track 15)
Sanford Sylvan (track 14)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (tracks 7–13)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1985 – 1987) (tracks 1–6, 14–16)
conductor:
Edo de Waart (tracks 1–16)
librettist:
Alice Goodman (tracks 7–13, 16)
Alice Goodman (1985 – 1987) (tracks 2–3, 5–6, 14–16)
orchestra:
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (tracks 1–16)
part of:
Nixon in China: Act I (tracks 1–16)
recording of:

CD 2

bass vocals:
Thomas Hammons (track 6)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (tracks 1–2, 4, 8–11)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1985 – 1987) (tracks 3, 5–7, 12)
conductor:
Edo de Waart (tracks 1–12)
librettist:
Alice Goodman (tracks 1–2, 4, 8–11)
Alice Goodman (1985 – 1987) (tracks 3, 5–7, 12)
orchestra:
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (tracks 1–12)
soprano vocals:
Carolann Page (track 3)
part of:
Nixon in China: Act II (tracks 1–12)
recording of:

CD 3

baritone vocals:
James Maddalena (tracks 10, 12)
Sanford Sylvan (tracks 6, 10, 13)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (tracks 1–5, 7)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1985 – 1987) (tracks 6, 8–13)
conductor:
Edo de Waart (tracks 1–13)
librettist:
Alice Goodman (tracks 2–5, 7)
Alice Goodman (1985 – 1987) (tracks 6, 8–13)
orchestra:
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (tracks 1–13)
soprano vocals:
Trudy Ellen Craney (tracks 6, 11)
Carolann Page (tracks 10, 12)
tenor vocals:
John Duykers (tracks 6, 10–11)
part of:
Nixon in China: Act III (tracks 1–13)
recording of: