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Adams: Chamber Symphony, Grand Pianola Music / John Adams


Release Date: 10/25/1994 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79219   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Adams
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

''Grand Pianola Music'' (1982), with its rippling keyboard roulades and big orchestral gestures, pokes fun at the heroics of Romantic concerto writing...and the Chamber Symphony (1992) takes yet another tack, offsetting a Neo-Classicism rooted in Stravinsky and Schoenberg with bursts of cartoonish humor. These pieces aren't brain surgery; they insist that symphonic music can be slyly funny, and fun.

-- Allan Kozinn, The New York Times [11/28/1999]
''Grand Pianola Music'' (1982), with its rippling keyboard roulades and big orchestral gestures, pokes fun at the heroics of Romantic concerto writing...and the Chamber Symphony (1992) takes yet another tack, offsetting a Neo-Classicism rooted in Stravinsky and Schoenberg with bursts of cartoonish humor. These pieces aren't brain surgery; they insist that symphonic music can be slyly funny, and fun.

-- Allan Kozinn, The New York Times [11/28/1999] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chamber Symphony by John Adams
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Grand Pianola Music by John Adams
Conductor:  John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; USA 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  CTS Studios, London 
Length: 30 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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