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John Adams: Harmonielehre; Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Peter Oundjian

Album Summary

>Adams, John : Doctor Atomic Symphony
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Adams, John : Harmonielehre
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Here Peter Oundjian and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra tackle two seminal works by the American composer John Adams, the expansive and richly expressive Harmonielehre and Doctor Atomic Symphony, based on Adams' own controversial opera Doctor Atomic. Also featured is Adams' energetic fanfare Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

MusicWeb International, 18th December 2013
The music is played with huge élan by the RSNO...The results are highly charged and exciting performances of three works that place Adams at the very forefront of American contemporary classical music and deservedly so.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2014
The RSNO under Peter Oundjian manage very effectively to project this single sweep of sound from beginning to end. Brass and percussion stand out for all the right reasons...but it's really a sense of collective unity imparted by the orchestra during the loud sections that is most impressive.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
The Doctor Atomic Symphony could be somewhat improved with just a change to the title, something more like Music from Doctor Atomic. The Harmonielehre is outstanding, especially with SACD sound. Harmonielehre takes its name from Schoenberg's treatise of 1911 and is Adams's 40-minute symphonic boxing match.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (2013).



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Works Details

>Adams, John : Doctor Atomic Symphony
  • Performers: Huw Morgan (Trumpet); John Whitener (Tuba); Adrian Wilson (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Peter Oundjian
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
  • Performers: Huw Morgan (Trumpet); John Whitener (Tuba); Adrian Wilson (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Peter Oundjian
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Adams, John : Harmonielehre
  • Performers: Huw Morgan (Trumpet); John Whitener (Tuba); Adrian Wilson (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Peter Oundjian
  • Notes: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (02/10/2013/02/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984-1985