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John Adams: Hallelujah Junction - A Nonesuch Retrospective


Release Date: 10/07/2008 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 512396   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Adams
Performer:  Sanford SylvanCarolann PageJames MaddalenaThomas Hammons,   ... 
Conductor:  Kent NaganoEdo De WaartJohn AdamsEsa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera ChorusLyon Opera OrchestraSan Francisco Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Death of Klinghoffer: Chorus of the Exiled Palestinians by John Adams
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989-1991; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Harmonielehre: 1st movement by John Adams
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 17 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3.
Death of Klinghoffer: Chorus of the Exiled Jews by John Adams
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989-1991; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Shaker Loops: 1st movement, Shaking and Trembling by John Adams
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Nixon in China: Ladies and gentlemen, Comrades and friends by John Adams
Performer:  Sanford Sylvan (Baritone), Carolann Page (Soprano), James Maddalena (Baritone),
Thomas Hammons (Baritone), Thomas Hammons (Bass)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin: 3rd movement, Toccare by John Adams
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
7.
Naive and Sentimental Music: no 3, Chain to the Rhythm by John Adams
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 10 Minutes 59 Secs. 
8.
Nixon in China: Mr. Premier, distinguished guests by John Adams
Performer:  Sanford Sylvan (Baritone), Carolann Page (Soprano), James Maddalena (Baritone),
Thomas Hammons (Bass), Thomas Hammons (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Nixon in China: Cheers by John Adams
Performer:  Sanford Sylvan (Baritone), Carolann Page (Soprano), James Maddalena (Baritone),
Thomas Hammons (Bass), Thomas Hammons (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Chorus of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
El Niño: The Babe Leaped in Her Womb by John Adams
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices,  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin,  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11.
The Dharma at Big Sur: A New Day by John Adams
Performer:  Tracy Silverman (Electric Violin)
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 14 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
Gnarly Buttons: Put Your Loving Arms Around Me by John Adams
Performer:  Michael Collins (Clarinet)
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
Hoodoo Zephyr by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams (Electronics)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14.
Harmonium: Part 2, Wild Nights by John Adams
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 11 Minutes 40 Secs. 
15.
Chamber Symphony: 1st movement, Mongrel Airs by John Adams
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
16.
I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky: ¡Este Pais! "This Country" by John Adams
Performer:  Markku Tabell (Keyboard), Kari Tenkanen (Clarinet), Kari Tenkanen (Bass Clarinet),
Hannu Rantanen (Electric Bass Guitar), Jari Nieminen (Guitar), Marja Mutru (Keyboard),
Janne Murto (Saxophone), Michael McElroy (Voice), Seppo Kantonen (Keyboard),
Jari-Pekka Karvonen (Drums), Audra McDonald (Voice), Hannu Rantanen (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
17.
El Niño: Magnificat by John Adams
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices,  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin,  Theatre of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
18.
A Flowering Tree:Scene 4: Kumudha and the Beggar Minstrels by John Adams
Performer:  Jessica Rivera (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Schola Cantorum De Venezuela
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Harmonielehre: Part I
Shaker Loops: I. Shaking and Trembling
Harmonium: Wild Nights
Act I, Scene 3: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and Friends,"
Act I, Scene 3: "Mr. Premier, Distinguished Guests,"
Act I, Scene 3: Cheers
Chamber Symphony: Mongrel Airs
Put Your Loving Arms Around Me: Gnarly Buttons: Put Your Loving Arms Around Me
Hoodoo Zephyr
Prologue: Chorus Of Exiled Palestinians
Prologue: Chorus Of Exiled Jews
Este Pais/This Country
Violin Concerto: III. Toccare
III. Chain to the Rhythm
The Babe Leaped in Her Womb
Magnificat
A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 4: Kumudha and the Beggar Minstrels - excerpt
A New Day: The Dharma at Big Sur, Part I: A New Day

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