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"125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra" - Works by Wagner, Strauss, Holst, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, and more / Neeme Järvi, Sir Alexander Gibson, Bryden Thomson, Matthias Bamert, Stéphane Denève, Peter Oundjian (conductors)

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2016-06-24

Works: Richard Wagner: Prelude to 'Tristan und Isolde', WWV 90 Langsam und schmachtend; Hamish MacCunn: Land of the Mountain and the Flood, Op. 3; Carl Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29, FS 76 'Det Uudslukkeli...
Performers: Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Mordkovitch], Lydia
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Thompson, Bryden; Bamert, Matthias; Denève, Stéphane; Oundjian, Peter
Ensemble: ; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

In the 2015 / 2016 season, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrates a proud 125-year history of bringing the best in classical music performances to...continue...
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1 CD / Minimum / 2016-03-08

Works: John Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato, for piano; Michael Ippolito: The Distance of the Moon, for piano; John Adams: China Gates, for piano; Lowell Liebermann: Nocturne no 7, for piano, Op. 65; St...
Performers: Cho, Sung-Soo

Korean pianist Sung-Soo Cho performs an intriguing recital of compositions by American composers that range from works with very progressive musical language to ones that...continue...
Recording information: Harkness Chapel at Case Western Reserve University, Cle (09/25/2015/11/18/2015)....continue...
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Vision - Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen; J.S. Bach: Sonatina (from BWV 106); John Adams: Hallelujah Junction / Christina & Michelle Naughton, pianos
Vision - Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen; J.S. Bach: Sonatina (from BWV 106); John Adams: Hallelujah Junction / Christina & Michelle Naughton, pianos

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2016-02-26

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen for 2 pianos, I/25; Johann Sebastian Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 "Actus Tragicus"; John Adams: Hallelujah Junction
Performers: Naughton, Christina [Piano]; Naughton, Michelle [Piano]

This Warner Classics debut makes clear that they show great imagination in their programming: Messiaen's mystical and epic 'Visions de l'Amen', composed during World War...continue...
Recording information: Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH, Boston (06/09/2015-06/12/2015)....continue...
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The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours - A thematically arranged collection of music from Medieval to Minimalism / Argerich, Domingo, Milstein, Mutter, Wunderlich et al. [24 CDs]
The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours - A thematically arranged collection of music from Medieval to Minimalism / Argerich, Domingo, Milstein, Mutter, Wunderlich et al. [24 CDs]

24 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-11-13

Works: Gregorian Chant: Omnes de Saba venient, gradual; Reges Tharsis, offertory; Vidimus stellam, communio; Terribilis est, introit in mode 2 (Liber Usualis 1250, GR [75]); Adorabo ad templum, alleluia; Do...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Becker, Bob [Piano]; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bergonzi, Carlo [Tenor Vocals]; Bloom, Myron; Chambers, Steve; Cotrub...
Conductors: Joppich, Godehard, Pater; Munrow, David; Ulsamer, Josef; Turner, Bruno; McCreesh, Paul; Pinnock, Trevor; Bernstein, Leonard; Stadlmair, Hans; Leitner, Ferdinand; Markevitch, Igor; Abbado, Claudio; Sz...
Ensemble: ; Early Music Consort of London; Emerson String Quartet; Gabrieli Consort & Players; Hamburger Bläserkreis für Alte Musik ; Pro Cantione Antiqua; Ulsamer-Collegium

Limited edition. Created from the legendary Deutsche Grammophon catalog, The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours is a collection that can spark a lifelong...continue...
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Introductions: The Wind Orchestra - works by John Adams, Paul Creston, Johann Strauss II; John Mackery, Alfred Reed, Eric Whitacre et al. / Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Wind Ens.
Introductions: The Wind Orchestra - works by John Adams, Paul Creston, Johann Strauss II; John Mackery, Alfred Reed, Eric Whitacre et al. / Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Wind Ens.

1 CD / Mark Custom Recording / 2015-10-09

Works: Shelley Hanson: Albanian Dance, for band; Paul Creston: Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Op. 26; Alfred Reed: First Suite for Band; Eric Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby, for chorus & piano; John Adams: Short ...
Performers: Bernardo, Mario; Darnell, Jeanie [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Chesnutt, Rod M.; Jones, Troy V.
Ensemble: ; Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra

Introductions describes the event and the music performed. First, to introduce Florida Gulf Coast University and the Instrumental program developed over the past seven years...continue...
Recording information: Marilyn Bower Korest Rehearsal Hall, FGCU (01/02/2014/01/03/2014)....continue...
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Sir Simon Rattle: The CBSO Years / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle [52 CDs]
Sir Simon Rattle: The CBSO Years / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle [52 CDs]

52 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-10-09

Works: Leos Janácek: Mass (Msa glagolskaja) for soloists, double chorus, orchestra & organ ("Glagolitic Mass"), JW 3/9; Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; An American Overture; Ballad of Heroes, ...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Ballard, Jeremy; Bickett, Harry [Fortepiano]; Blatchly, Mark; Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Cole, Peter; Connell, ...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Between 1980 and 1998 Simon Rattle conducted no less than 934 concerts with the CBSO. Together they performed works by many 20th-century composers, as well...continue...
Recording information: Arts Centre, University of Warwick (01/09/1981/01/10/1981); Birmingham Town Hall (01/09/1981/01/10/1981); Cheltenham Town Hall (01/09/1981/01/10/1981); Symphony Hall, Birmingham...continue...
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WRNC 552758
Liszt Inspections - Piano music inspired by Franz Liszt by John Adams, Luciano Berio, Friedrich Cerha, Morton Feldman, Wolfgang Rihm, Karlheinz Stockhauser et al. / Marino Formenti, piano
Liszt Inspections - Piano music inspired by Franz Liszt by John Adams, Luciano Berio, Friedrich Cerha, Morton Feldman, Wolfgang Rihm, Karlheinz Stockhauser et al. / Marino Formenti, piano

2 CD / Kairos Music Production / 2015-09-11

Works: Franz Liszt: Ungarisches Volkslied S. 245; Sospiri!, for piano (Kleine Klavierstücke no 5), S. 192/5 (LW A233/5); Bagatelle sans tonalité, for piano, S. 216a (LW A338); Historische Ungari...
Performers: Formenti, Marino

Pianist Marino Formenti, one of the foremost performers of contemporary music, takes the listener on a dazzling and fluidly executed excursion through thirty works by...continue...
Recording information: Siemensvilla, Berlin Lankwitz (02/20/2012-02/26/2012)....continue...
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KAIR 0013292
'American Intersections' - Works for Two Pianos by Barber, Bolcom, Copland, Rzewski & Adams / Nina Schumann & Luis Magalhães, pianos
'American Intersections' - Works for Two Pianos by Barber, Bolcom, Copland, Rzewski & Adams / Nina Schumann & Luis Magalhães, pianos

1 CD / TwoPianists / 2015-08-14

Works: Samuel Barber: Souvenirs, Op. 28; William Bolcom: Recuerdos, for 2 pianos; Aaron Copland: El Salón México, for orchestra; Frederic Rzewski: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (version for 2 pi...
Performers: Magalhaes, Luis [Piano]; Schumann, Nina

This recording celebrates the diversity of American 20th c. music, from the neo-Romanticism of Samuel Barber to that most influential of American art music developments,...continue...
Recording information: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University - South Africa (06/20/2009); Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University - South Africa (09/08/2014-09/10/2014)....continue...
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TWPS 1039220
John Adams: Absolute Jest; Grand Pianola Music / San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas;  Adams
John Adams: Absolute Jest; Grand Pianola Music / San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas; Adams

1 Super Audio CD / San Francisco Media / 2015-08-14

Works: John Adams: Absolute Jest, for string quartet & orchestra; Grand Pianola Music
Performers: Hamelin, Marc-André [Piano]; Shaham, Orli
Conductors: Thomas, Michael T.; Adams, John [Composer]
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony join forces with America's most-performed living composer John Adams for an album featuring two works written for...continue...
Recording information: Davies Symphony Hall (01/16/2015-01/18/2015); Davies Symphony Hall (2013-05-04&2013-05-05&2013-)....continue...
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SFS 0063
Powerhouse Pianists, Vol. 2: Works for Two Pianos, by John Adams, John Corigliano, Rob Paterson, Frederic Rzewski, Mary Ellen Childs et al. / Stephen Gosling, Blair McMillen, pianos
Powerhouse Pianists, Vol. 2: Works for Two Pianos, by John Adams, John Corigliano, Rob Paterson, Frederic Rzewski, Mary Ellen Childs et al. / Stephen Gosling, Blair McMillen, pianos

1 CD / American Modern Recordings / 2015-03-31

Works: Robert Paterson: Deep Blue Ocean, for 2 pianos; Doug Opel: Dilukkenion, for 2 pianos; Amanda Harberg: Tenement Rhapsody; Mary Ellen Childs: Kilter, for 2 pianos; John Corigliano: Chiaroscuro, for 2 p...
Performers: Gosling, Stephen; McMillen, Blair

Here, on the second release from the American Modern Ensemble's Powerhouse Pianists series, American Modern Ensemble members Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen team up once...continue...
Recording information: SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, NY (07/06/2010-07/08/2010)....continue...
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'Road Trip': A Musical Journey Across America, with Music of Ives, Copland, John Adams and Paul Simon / Aurora Orch.; Collon et al.
'Road Trip': A Musical Journey Across America, with Music of Ives, Copland, John Adams and Paul Simon / Aurora Orch.; Collon et al.

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-01-13

Works: Spoken Word: Intro; John Adams: Chamber Symphony; Nico Muhly: Reynardine, folk song setting for voice & orchestra; Charles Ives: The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Scottish Traditional: The Brown Haired ...
Performers: Landes, Dawn; Samamidon
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; Members of Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra, together with rising conductor Nicholas Collon, is one of the most innovative, energetic and talented ensembles in the world today, earning effusive praise...continue...
Recording information: Kings Place, London (2014-01-06_2014-01-08&2014-)....continue...
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Better Angels [Soundtrack]
Better Angels [Soundtrack]

1 CD / Milan / 2014-12-02

Works: Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108; Vasily Kalinnikov: Symphony no 1 in G minor; Symphony no 2 in A major; Hanan Townshend: The Better Angels, film score; Anonymous, American: Star in ...
Performers: Marling, Brit [Vocals]
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Road Movies: Works by Adams, Pärt, Lysight' / Duo Gemini -  Jean-Frédéric Molard, violin; Jean-Noël Remiche, piano
Road Movies: Works by Adams, Pärt, Lysight' / Duo Gemini - Jean-Frédéric Molard, violin; Jean-Noël Remiche, piano

1 CD / Pavane / 2014-09-09

Works: John Adams: Road Movies; Arvo Pärt: Fratres, for violin & piano; Spiegel im Spiegel; Passacaglia for violin & piano (or 1-2 violins, vibraphone ad lib & string orchestra); Michel Lysight: Gemini...
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Ensemble: Duo Gemini (Violin & Piano)

Jean-Frédéric Molard and Jean-Noël Remiche formed the Duo Gemini in 2001; they're noted for the commitment and generosity of their playing. John Adams' Road Movies...continue...
Recording information: Studio Dada, Brussels (12/27/2012-12/30/2012)....continue...
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Cognisance: The Piano Music of Glass, Adams, Pärt, Cage & Helisck
Cognisance: The Piano Music of Glass, Adams, Pärt, Cage & Helisck

1 CD / Helisek Music Publis / 2014-07-08

Works: John Adams: China Gates, for piano; Philip Glass: Metamorphosis, for piano; Timothy A. Helisek: Cognisance, for piano; Arvo Pärt: Variations for the Healing of Arinushka, for piano; Für Ali...
Performers: Helisek, Timothy A.

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HLSK HMP-0239
Felix Mendelssohn & John Adams: Violin Concertos / Chad Hoopes, violin. Kristjan Jarvi, MDR Leipzig Radio SO
Felix Mendelssohn & John Adams: Violin Concertos / Chad Hoopes, violin. Kristjan Jarvi, MDR Leipzig Radio SO

1 CD / Naïve / 2014-05-27

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in D minor; John Adams: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Hoopes, Chad
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan
Ensemble: MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

For those just discovering Chad Hoopes, nineteen-year-old American violinist, the term "revelation" aptly applies. For his début in the recording studio he has chosen two...continue...
Recording information: MDR-Studio Leipzig (Augustusplatz) (11/2013)....continue...
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John Adams: City Noir
John Adams: City Noir

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2014-05-06

Works: John Adams: City Noir, symphony for orchestra; Saxophone Concerto
Performers: McAllister, Timothy
Conductors: Robertson, David

Recording information: Powell Hall, St. Louis, MO....continue...
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NON 541356
Road 66 - Adams, Barber, Beach, Porter, Evans, Jarrett, et.al. / Shani Diluka (piano), Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Road 66 - Adams, Barber, Beach, Porter, Evans, Jarrett, et.al. / Shani Diluka (piano), Natalie Dessay (soprano)

1 CD / Mirare / 2014-04-08

Works: John Adams: China Gates, for piano; Keith Jarrett: My Wild Irish Rose, for piano; Percy Grainger: Lullaby from "Tribute To Foster", for piano (easy version); Samuel Barber: Souvenirs; Amy Beach: Youn...
Performers: Diluka, Shani

Pianist Shani Diluka, born in Monaco of Sri Lankan parents, studied piano in Paris and is considered one of the rising stars of Europe. Her...continue...
Recording information: La Maison de la musique de Nanterre (09/2013)....continue...
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MRR 239
John Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary / Brian Cummings, Daniel Bubeck, Nathan Medley, Tamara Mumford. Dudamel, LA PO
John Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary / Brian Cummings, Daniel Bubeck, Nathan Medley, Tamara Mumford. Dudamel, LA PO

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-03-11

Works: John Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary, opera
Performers: O'Connor, Kelley
Conductors: Dudamel, Gustavo
Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic

A timely, controversial work of grand proportions, The Gospel According To The Other Mary is a new, full-scale reimagining of the Bach oratorio from composer...continue...
Recording information: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (03/2013)....continue...
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American Grace - Piano music from Steven Mackey and John Adams / Orli Shaham, Jon Kimura Parker
American Grace - Piano music from Steven Mackey and John Adams / Orli Shaham, Jon Kimura Parker

1 CD / Canary Classics / 2014-02-25

Works: John Adams: Hallelujah Junction; China Gates, for piano; Steven Mackey: Stumble to Grace, for piano & orchestra; Sneaky March, for piano
Performers: Parker, Jon Kimura; Shaham, Orli
Conductors: Robertson, David
Ensemble: ; Los Angeles Philharmonic

A disc devoted to two very different, much-honored American composers Pianist Orli Shaham has an established and impressive international reputation and is admired for her...continue...

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La Folie Américaine! - works by Dvorak, Gershwin, Bernstein, Barber, Copland, Glass, Adams
La Folie Américaine! - works by Dvorak, Gershwin, Bernstein, Barber, Copland, Glass, Adams

3 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-02-11

Works: George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé); An American in Paris; Concerto pour piano en fa majeur; Préludes (3); Strike up the Band; Girl Crazy...
Performers: Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Capuçon, Renaud; Clarey, Cynthia; Evans, Damon; Grimaud, Hélène; Labèque, Katia [Piano]; Lab&egrav...
Conductors: Previn, Andre; Zinman, David; McGlinn, John; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Hill, David; Warren-Green, Christopher; Davis, Carl; Hickox, Richard; Nézet-Séguin, Yannick; Järvi, Paavo; Muti, Ri...

The Folle Journee de Nantes 2014 festival is dedicated to American music. Erato releases a 3CD compilation of the great masterpieces composed in America, by...continue...
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Composing America - Chamber music by John Adams, Bolcom, Copland & Moravec / Lark Quartet
Composing America - Chamber music by John Adams, Bolcom, Copland & Moravec / Lark Quartet

1 CD / Bridge / 2014-02-11

Works: John Adams: John's Book of Alleged Dances, for string quartet; William Bolcom: Billy in the Darbies, for voice & string quartet; Aaron Copland: Pieces (2), for string quartet; Paul Moravec: Piano Qui...
Performers: Denk, Jeremy; Salters, Stephen; Sheronick, Yousif
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Ensemble: Lark Quartet

One might be forgiven for finding the title Composing America a tad ambitious; it begs a number of questions, not the least of which is...continue...
Recording information: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purcha....continue...

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BDG 9423
John Adams: Harmonielehre; Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Peter Oundjian
John Adams: Harmonielehre; Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Peter Oundjian

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-11-19

Works: John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Harmonielehre
Performers: Morgan, Huw; Whitener, John [Tuba]; Wilson, Adrian
Conductors: Oundjian, Peter
Ensemble: ; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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...continue...
Recording information: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (2013)....continue...
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John Adams: El Niño / Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Willard White. Kent Nagano, Deutsches SO Berlin [DVD]
John Adams: El Niño / Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Willard White. Kent Nagano, Deutsches SO Berlin [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Arthaus / 2013-10-29

Works: John Adams: El Niño
Performers: Dawn Upshaw; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; White, Willard
Conductors: Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin

This is John Adams' take on the 'Christmas Oratorio': a large-scale music theatre work entitled El nino. How does one actually celebrate Christ's birth in...continue...
Run Time: 147 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English, German, French...continue...
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AHM 101669
Yarlung Records: The First Seven Years - Music of des Prez through Lutoslawski performed by the Yarlung roster of artists
Yarlung Records: The First Seven Years - Music of des Prez through Lutoslawski performed by the Yarlung roster of artists

1 CD / Yarlung / 2013-08-27

Works: Gaspar Sanz: Jácaras; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9/3; Jason Barabba: String Trio; Gustav Mahler: Liebst du um Schönheit, song for voice & piano in C major (Rüc...
Performers: Chalifour, Martin; Cooke, Sasha; Frey, Elinor [Cello]; Fung, David; Lysy, Antonio; Martin, Joanne Pearce; Pezzone, Bryan; Rosselet, Frederic; Roy, Badal; Weiss, Orion
Conductors: ; Cooke, Sasha; Gilad, Yehuda
Ensemble: ; Ciaramella; Ciaramella Ensemble; Janaki String Trio; Smoke & Mirrors

In the age of compressed digital downloads, it is refreshing to hear real sound and real music again, reminiscent of RCA Living Stereo in its...continue...
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Andris Nelsons - From the New World; Ives, Adams, Stravinsky, Dvorak [DVD]
Andris Nelsons - From the New World; Ives, Adams, Stravinsky, Dvorak [DVD]

1 DVD Video / C Major Video / 2013-07-30

Works: Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question no 2; John Adams: Slonimsky's Earbox; Igor Stravinsky: Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale), symphonic poem for orchestra; Antonín Dvorák: Symp...
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Recently appointed the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons is one of the most interesting upcoming conductors. A dynamic young Latvian conductor,...continue...
Run Time: 95 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
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CME 713408
Andris Nelsons - From the New World; Ives, Adams, Stravinsky, Dvorak [Blu-Ray]
Andris Nelsons - From the New World; Ives, Adams, Stravinsky, Dvorak [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / C Major Video / 2013-07-30

Works: Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question no 2; John Adams: Slonimsky's Earbox; Igor Stravinsky: Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale), symphonic poem for orchestra; Antonín Dvorák: Symp...
Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Recently appointed the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons is one of the most interesting upcoming conductors. A dynamic young Latvian conductor,...continue...
Run Time: 95 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English
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CME 713504
Fellow Traveler: The Complete String Quartet Works of John Adams / Attacca Quartet
Fellow Traveler: The Complete String Quartet Works of John Adams / Attacca Quartet

1 CD / Azica / 2013-03-26

Works: John Adams: John's Book of Alleged Dances, for string quartet; String Quartet; Fellow Traveler, for string quartet
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Ensemble: Attacca Quartet

"Hearing the Attacca Quartet play is to experience a mix of high energy technical skill and musical intelligence. They are an ensemble devoted to their...continue...

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Debussy: Images book 2; Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas; Adams; Debussy; Bartok / John Milbauer, piano
Debussy: Images book 2; Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas; Adams; Debussy; Bartok / John Milbauer, piano

1 CD / Fleur de Son / 2012-09-25

Works: Claude Debussy: Images for Piano, Set 2; Images oubliées; George Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas, A. D. 1979, for piano; John Adams: China Gates, for piano; Béla Bartók: Out of D...
Performers: Milbauer, John

Images brings together the piano music of George Crumb with that of two of his major influences, Claude Debussy and Béla Bartók, as well as...continue...
Recording information: Lenna Hall, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New Yor (05/2009)....continue...
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If You Love For Beauty - songs by John Adams, Chausson, Handel, Mahler / Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
If You Love For Beauty - songs by John Adams, Chausson, Handel, Mahler / Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

1 CD / Yarlung / 2012-09-25

Works: John Adams: Doctor Atomic; Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19; George Frederick Handel: Ariodante; Xerxes; Gustav Mahler: Rückert Lieder (5)
Performers: Cooke, Sasha
Conductors: Gilad, Yehuda
Ensemble: ; Colburn Orchestra

Showcasing Metropolitan Opera and GRAMMY Award-winning mezzo-soprano Cooke, and The Colburn Orchestra led by Gilad. The recording includes Mahler's "Ruckert-Lieder," the aria Am I in...continue...
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San Francisco Symphony at 100. SF Symphony / Tilson Thomas [DVD]
San Francisco Symphony at 100. SF Symphony / Tilson Thomas [DVD]

1 DVD Video / San Francisco Media / 2012-06-12

Works: Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid, ballet; Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64; Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34; John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Mach...
Performers: Perlman, Itzhak
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

In September 2011, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony launched the Orchestra's milestone Centennial Season with a celebratory gala concert at Davies Symphony...continue...
Run Time: 146 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: HD DVD, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 5.1,
Country of Origin: USA
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SFS 0052
San Francisco Symphony at 100. SF Symphony / Tilson Thomas [Blu-Ray]
San Francisco Symphony at 100. SF Symphony / Tilson Thomas [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / San Francisco Media / 2012-06-12

Works: Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid, ballet; Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64; Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34; John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Mach...
Performers: Perlman, Itzhak
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Run Time: 148 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 5.1,
Country of Origin: USA
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Barefoot / Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Barefoot / Joanne Pearce Martin, piano

1 CD / Yarlung / 2012-05-29

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23; Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109; Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115; W...
Performers: Martin, Joanne Pearce

This release features Joanne Pearce Martin, who is the principal keyboardist of the LA Philharmonic and includes solo piano music by John Adams, Chopin, Mozart,...continue...
Recording information: Zipper Hall, Colburn School (09/01/2007-09/04/2007)....continue...
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Adams: Harmonielehre; Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Michael Tilson Thomas
Adams: Harmonielehre; Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Michael Tilson Thomas

1 Super Audio CD / San Francisco Media / 2012-03-13

Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
Conductors: Thomas, Michael T.
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

This recording represents the latest chapter in the long time collaboration between composer John Adams and Michael Tilson Thomas. Here, MTT and the San Francisco...continue...
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Threads / Beethoven, Wuorinen, Chopin, etc. / Molly Morkoski, piano
Threads / Beethoven, Wuorinen, Chopin, etc. / Molly Morkoski, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2012-03-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126; Charles Wuorinen: The Blue Bamboula, for piano; Frédéric Chopin: Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52; Louis Andriessen: ...
Performers: Morkoski, Molly

Molly Morkoski introduces her disc noting that "The selections on this disc encompass my musical journey as a college and graduate student through my time...continue...
Recording information: Academy of Arts and Letters in Manhattan (05/26/2007-05/28/2007)....continue...
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My First Classical Music Album / various artists
My First Classical Music Album / various artists

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-11-15

Works: Gioachino Rossini: William Tell, Overture; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a; Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Spring; John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orches...
Performers: Biret, Idil [Piano]; Devoyon, Pascal [Piano]; Jando, Jeno [Conductor/Piano]; Kang, Dong-Suk [Violin]; Nishizaki, Takako [Violin]; Schuster, Jurgen; Thiollier, Francois-Joel [Piano]; Tichy, Georg
Conductors: Halász, Michael; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Alsop, Marin; Dvorak, Jaroslav; Drahos, Béla; Rondin, Mats [Cello]; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Bogár, István; Lenárd, O...

'Da-da-da-DAAAAH, Da-da-da-DAAAAH': listen to track 7 and see if you recognize that music! It's one of the most famous pieces of classical music ever written....continue...
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Minimal Piano Collection - Glass, etc / Jeroen van Veen
Minimal Piano Collection - Glass, etc / Jeroen van Veen

9 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2011-11-15

Works: Philip Glass: Opening; Metamorphoses (5); Mad Rush; Wichita Vortex Sutra; The Hours; The Truman Show; The Olympian; Modern Love Waltz; How Now; Trilogy Sonata for Piano; John Adams: China Gates; Arvo...
Performers: Van Veen, Jeroen

"This unusual collection is dedicated to a very popular style: minimal music. Over the years this has evolved from austere, almost strict repetition with tiny...continue...
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Music for a Time of War by Ives, Adams, Britten, Vaughn Williams
Music for a Time of War by Ives, Adams, Britten, Vaughn Williams

1 CD / PentaTone Classics / 2011-10-25

Works: Charles Ives: Contemplations (2); John Adams: The Wound-Dresser; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 4 in F minor
Performers: Iwasaki, Jun; Sylvan, Sanford [Baritone Vocals]; Work, Jeffrey
Conductors: Kalmar, Carlos

Since the Oregon Symphony was established more than 100 years ago, it has been recognized for its internationally acclaimed music directors, skilled performers, diverse programs...continue...
Recording information: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (05/07/2011-05/08/2011)....continue...
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Drive American: John Adams, Joan Tower, Daniel Crozier and Chen Yi / Heidi Louise Williams, piano
Drive American: John Adams, Joan Tower, Daniel Crozier and Chen Yi / Heidi Louise Williams, piano

1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-10-11

Works: John Adams: American Berserk, for piano; Joan Tower: No Longer Very Clear, for piano; Daniel Crozier: Winter Aubade, for piano; Chen Yi: Ba Ban, for piano; Augusta Read Thomas: Traces, for piano; Wil...
Performers: Williams, Heidi Louise

A superlative program of piano music by American composers is offered by pianist Heidi Williams. The oldest work on the program dates from 1988 (William...continue...
Recording information: Opperman Music Hall, The Florida State University (2009-05-16_2009-05-19&2009-)....continue...
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ALB 1298
John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet
John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2011-05-31

Works: John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet
Conductors: Adams, John [Composer]
Ensemble: International Contemporary Ensemble
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John Adams: A Portrait / Dubeau
John Adams: A Portrait / Dubeau

1 CD / Analekta / 2011-02-15

Works: John Adams: Road Movies; John's Book of Alleged Dances (excerpts), for string quartet; Shaker Loops
Performers: Bessette, Louise; Dubeau, Angele
Conductors: Dubeau, Angèle
Ensemble: La Pietà (Orchestra)

"Sweetness and strength characterize Dubeau's playing, as well as absolute technical security and thoughtful musicality, and the same attributes are true of the ensemble. It's...continue...
Recording information: Multi-Media Room, Schulich School of Music, McGill Univ (11/2010/12/2010)....continue...
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Adams: Doctor Atomic / Gilbert/Met, Finley, Cooke, Owens [DVD]
Adams: Doctor Atomic / Gilbert/Met, Finley, Cooke, Owens [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2011-01-25

Works: John Adams: Doctor Atomic
Performers: Arwady, Meredith; Clark, Graham; Cooke, Sasha; Fink, Richard Paul; Finley, Gerald; Glenn, Thomas; Owens, Eric
Conductors: Gilbert, Alan
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

"Gilbert brings sparkle to Adams's tart woodwind counterpoint and great refinement to the strings, imbuing the scenes with Kitty Oppenheimer (Sasha Cooke) with unhurried lyricism....continue...
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Rhythms & Blues: American Piano Music / Swigger
Rhythms & Blues: American Piano Music / Swigger

1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2011-01-05

Works: Samuel Barber: Excursions (4) for Piano, Op. 20; Amy Rubin: American Progressions, for piano; Martin Scherzinger: When One Has the Feet of Wind, for piano; John Adams: China Gates, for piano; William...
Performers: Swigger, Jocelyn

This is a CD of articulate, intelligent playing, rendered by one of the exceptional pianists of our age. Swigger is a deeply musical interpreter who...continue...
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Dance / The Smith Quartet
Dance / The Smith Quartet

1 CD / Signum Records / 2011-01-01

Works: Tunde Jegede: Dancing in the Spirit, for string quartet; Joe Cutler: Folk Music (Daithi's Dumka), for string quartet; John Adams: Pavane; Graham Fitkin: Informal Dance, for string quartet; Andrew Pop...
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Ensemble: Smith Quartet

The Smith Quartet return with their fourth disc on Signum with a new album of commissioned works and world premiere recordings, all centered on the...continue...
Recording information: St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London (09/2009/01/2010)....continue...
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David Jalbert plays John Adams
David Jalbert plays John Adams

1 CD / ATMA / 2010-09-28

Works: John Adams: China Gates, for piano; Phrygian Gates, for piano; Philip Glass: Orphée Suite, for piano (from the opera)
Performers: Jalbert, David

Recording information: Salle Françoys Bernier, Domaine Forget, St-Irénée (Québ (05/2009)....continue...

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ATMA 22556
Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 21
Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 21

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-02-23

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta; Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe; John Adams: Doctor Atomic; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; The Mastersingers of Nuremberg; Wolfgang Amade...
Performers: Brain-Gabbott, Emma; Crowe, Lucy; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gibbons, Anne-Marie; Hancock, Gareth; Jenkin, Kathryn; Long, Matthew [Tenor Vocal]; Miles-Johnson, Deborah
Conductors: Gardner, Edward

Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever role he...continue...
Recording information: Blackheath Halls, London, England (04/13/2009-04/16/2009)....continue...
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Hail Bop! / Tony Palmer's Film About John Adams [DVD]
Hail Bop! / Tony Palmer's Film About John Adams [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Tony Palmer Films / 2010-02-09

Works: John Adams: Work(s)

He is the most performed composer of his generation. His operas 'Nixon in China' and 'The Death of the Klinghoffer' have been international hits, although...continue...
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TPF 1620
The Inaugural Concert - Adams, Mahler / Dudamel / LA Philharmonic [DVD]
The Inaugural Concert - Adams, Mahler / Dudamel / LA Philharmonic [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2009-12-15

Works: John Adams: City Noir; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Conductors: Dudamel, Gustavo
Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

This is the DVD of the highly-anticipated Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Concert on October 8th 2009, Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall, led by...continue...
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The Minimalists / Jussi Jaatinen
The Minimalists / Jussi Jaatinen

2 CD / Mode Records / 2009-11-10

Works: Steve Reich: City Life; Kyle Gann: Sunken City; Louis Andriessen: Worker's Union; Terry Riley: In C, for unspecified performers; David Lang: Street; John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare ...
Performers: Madge, Geoffrey Douglas
Conductors: Jaatinen, Jussi
Ensemble: Volharding Orchestra

In the spring of 1972, composer Louis Andriessen and saxophonist Willem Breuker brought together musicians from improvised and from traditional music, at a historical and...continue...
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John Adams: Nixon in China / Robert Orth
John Adams: Nixon in China / Robert Orth

3 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-10-27

Works: John Adams: Nixon in China
Performers: Dahl, Tracy [Soprano]; DeDominici, Jennifer; Hammons, Thomas; Heller, Mark; Kanyova, Maria; Malde, Melissa; Orth, Robert; Simson, Julie; Yuan, Chen-Ye
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Colorado Symphony Orchestra

A longtime collaborator of John Adams and champion of his music, Marin Alsop directs this live recording of Opera Colorado's 25th Anniversary Celebration production of...continue...

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Sonic Rebellion - An Alternative Classical Collection [B&N exclusive]
Sonic Rebellion - An Alternative Classical Collection [B&N exclusive]

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-08-25

Works: John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Philip Glass: Concerto for Violin; Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"); George Anthei...
Performers: Anthony, Adele [Violin]; Berman, Boris; Crawford, Peter; Jones, Angharad Gruffydd; Kilanowisz, Zofia; Mikkola, Laura; Nowacki, Piotr; Rehlis, Agnieszka; Zdunikowski, Adam
Conductors: Alsop, Marin; Yuasa, Takuo; Wit, Antoni; Spalding, Daniel; Edison, Noel; Summerly, Jeremy; ; Milanov, Rossen
Ensemble: ; Amici Ensemble; Forestare
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