(Sept 5, 2013): John Adams – Doctor Atomic Symphony

From the 2008 album, Doctor Atomic  Symphony.  This piece was derived from the 2004-05 music written by John Adams for the opera of the same name.  I saw the Opera performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York at the end of 2008 and looked high and low for a recording.  This is a much abbreviated version recorded by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with David Robertson conducting.  What appears here is even shorter than the piece as it originally premiered in 2007 in four movements.  This recording is in three movements, coming in at about 25 mins.  It is intended to be played live without a break.

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