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Adams: The Chairman Dances / De Waart, San Francisco SO


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79144   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Adams
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Named one of the 50 essential classical CDs by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera.” Named one of the 50 essential classical CDs by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Chairman Dances by John Adams
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
2. Christian Zeal and Activity by John Adams
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
3. Fanfares (2) for Orchestra: Tromba Lontana by John Adams
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
4. Fanfares (2) for Orchestra: Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
5. Common Tones in Simple Time by John Adams
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 

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