This is a reissue of the Grammy Award Winning recording of Nixon in China. The 1988
Grammy Award Winner, John Adams, describes this landmark as "part epic, part satire, part
parody of political posturing, and part serious examination of historical, philosophical, and even
gender issues." The Boston Globe called the Grammy-winning 1987 work "a milestone in American
operatic history." This first recording, featuring the original cast, says Los Angeles Times music critic
Mark Swed, "has an eloquence not since matched, with terrific packaging and Michael Steinberg's
program notes, which really are a revelation."