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John Adams: American Berserk


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Cybele Records   Catalog #: CF 003  
Composer:  John Adams
Performer:  Jens BrockmannLiviu Neagu-GruberAxel HessMichael Hablitzel
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Adams writes: "My music is very American in the sense that is very pulse-driven. I think the Central European tradition is really one of lyricism and expressiveness. Of course, there is a lot of elasticity in phrasing and tempo in the music of Mahler, for example. But to sort of get into the groove, what we say in the USA “in the pocket,” and stay there and at the same time constantly shift the accent of the pulse is something..." American Berserk, the new release from John Adams, features a cast of able players, including Liviu Neagu-Gruber, Axel Hess, Jens Brockmann, Michael Hablitzel, Majella Stockhausen, and Holger Groschopp. John Adams writes: "My music is very American in the sense that is very pulse-driven. I think the Central European tradition is really one of lyricism and expressiveness. Of course, there is a lot of elasticity in phrasing and tempo in the music of Mahler, for example. But to sort of get into the groove, what we say in the USA “in the pocket,” and stay there and at the same time constantly shift the accent of the pulse is something..." American Berserk, the new release from John Adams, features a cast of able players, including Liviu Neagu-Gruber, Axel Hess, Jens Brockmann, Michael Hablitzel, Majella Stockhausen, and Holger Groschopp. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
John's Book of Alleged Dances by John Adams
Performer:  Jens Brockmann (Viola), Liviu Neagu-Gruber (Violin), Axel Hess (Violin),
Michael Hablitzel (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
2.
China Gates by John Adams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
3.
American Berserk by John Adams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; USA 
4.
Road Movies by John Adams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
5.
Hallelujah Junction by John Adams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 

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