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John Adams Edition / Berliner Philharmoniker


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Berlin Philharmonic   Catalog #: 170141  
Composer:  John Adams
Performer:  Leila JosefowiczGeorg NiglBrian CummingsTamara Mumford,   ... 
Conductor:  John AdamsAlan GilbertGustavo DudamelKirill Petrenko,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Radio Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 6 
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Contents of Blu-ray Discs

High Definition Concert Recordings: Harmonielehre, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, City Noir, Lollapalooza, Scheherazade.2, The Wound-Dresser, and The Gospel According to the Other Mary.

Bonus: John Adams in Conversation with Sarah Willis and John Adams in Conversation with Peter Sellars

Documentary: A Portrait of John Adams as the Berliner Philharmoniker's "Composer in Residence"

John Adams is considered the musical voice of America. His tonal language is at once unmistakable and of infinite variety. Minimalism mixes with imaginative orchestration and a jazz-inflected spirit to create a cosmos full of energy and colour that constantly
Read more reveals new facets. In a unique transatlantic partnership, John Adams has accompanied the Berliner Philharmoniker for a whole season as composer in residence. The orchestra performed a wide variety of his works, from the oratorio “The Gospel According to the Other Mary” and the famous “Harmonielehre” to more unfamiliar treasures. The concerts were conducted by chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle and outstanding guests: Gustavo Dudamel, Alan Gilbert and Kirill Petrenko. In the course of this partnership, John Adams himself also made his debut as conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Harmonielehre by John Adams
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
2.
Fanfares (2) for Orchestra: Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams
Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; United States 
3.
City Noir by John Adams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Lollapalooza by John Adams
Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
5.
Scheherazade.2 by John Adams
Performer:  Leila Josefowicz (Violin)
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 
6.
The Wound-Dresser by John Adams
Performer:  Georg Nigl (Baritone)
Conductor:  Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; USA 
7.
The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams
Performer:  Brian Cummings (Countertenor), Tamara Mumford (Mezzo Soprano), Kelley O'Connor (Mezzo Soprano),
Daniel Bubeck (Countertenor), Nathan Medley (Countertenor), Peter Hoare (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus

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