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(June 27, 2014): John Adams – The Dharma at Big Sur (Parts I & II)

From the 2006 two CD set, The Dharma at Big Sur / My Father Knew Charles Ives.  This piece was commissioned for the opening of Los Angeles’s Frank Gehry–designed Disney Hall. It features electric violinist Tracy Silverman.  Part I (A New Day) … Continue reading

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(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 … Continue reading

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(Oct 21, 2012): John Adams – Hallelujah Junction

From the 2004 album of chamber works, Road Movies.  “Hallelujah Junction” is a 1996 composition by Adams for two pianos (Rolf Hinds and Nicolas Hodges) and appears on a recording for the first time here.   It is one of the … Continue reading

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