1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-12Works: John Adams: Shaker Loops; Philip Glass: Facades; Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Company"); Steve Reich: Eight Lines; David C. Heath: The Frontier, for double-bass & orchestra
Performers: Haram, Simon; Harle, John; Lawrence, Chris [Bass]
Conductors: Warren-Green, Christopher
Ensemble: ; London Chamber Orchestra
The 1960's saw the arrival of a new musical style from America: minimalism fascinated classical and op musician alike. The music on this CD is...continue...
Recording information: All Saints Church, Petersham (03/1990)....continue...
1 CD / Analekta / 2011-02-15Works: 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...
EMI American Classics - John Adams / Sir Simon Rattle, Christopher Warren-Green, London Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham SO, et al
1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-06-24Works: John Adams: Grand Pianola Music; Shaker Loops; The Chairman Dances; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
Conductors: Wilson, Ransom; Warren-Green, Christopher; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Chamber Orchestra
Although John Adams' musical roots were in minimalism he has, like most other composers from that school, developed an orchestral and harmonic style that uses...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-10-19Works: John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; The Wound-Dresser; Berceuse élégiaque, arrangement for small orchestra of Busoni original; Shaker Loops
Performers: Gunn, Nathan
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
"Alsop's workmanlike performances are certainly up to the Naxos standard, and Gunn's tender interpretations of Walt Whitman's words in 'The Wounded-Dresser' are truly lovely. For...continue...
1 CD / New Albion / 1995-01-01Works: John Adams: Shaker Loops; Light Over Water, symphony for brass & 2-channel tape
Performers: Adams, John [Composer]; Bennion-Feeney, Krista; Culp, Jennifer; Judiyaba; Kenelly, Don; Kenley, Mack; Klingelhoffer, William; McCarty, Brian; Miller, Jim; Neu, Ahling; Ridge String Quartet; Rinehart,...
Ensemble: Ridge String Quartet