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concert John Adams conducts John Adams — With Leila Josefowicz Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

John Adams conducts John Adams — With Leila Josefowicz Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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Particularly influenced by Steve Reich, the brilliant John Adams has developed a minimalistic, personal style that is recognized and admired all over the world. Like many of his operas, Doctor Atomic is based on recent world historical events—here, the effusive Robert Oppenheimer, "father of the atomic bomb," anxiously awaits the bomb's first test in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Adams adapted the work into a symphony, comprising its three main acts: from the laboratory setting where the experiment is to take place, to the panicked feeling that follows the first tests, up to the mystical final note inspired by a John Donne poem on the Holy Trinity: "Batter my heart, three person'd God..."

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Cast

  • Leila Josefowicz | Violinist

Program

  • John Adams, Tromba Lontana, Fanfare for Orchestra
  • John Adams, Doctor Atomic Symphony
    • I. The Laboratory
    • II. Panic
    • III. Trinity
  • John Adams, Violin Concerto: Scheherazade 2
    • I. Tale of the Wise Young Woman - Pursuit by the True Believers
    • II. A Long Desire (Love Scene)
    • III. Scheherazade and the Men with Beards
    • IV. Escape, Flight, Sanctuary

Details

  • Venue: Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Production date: 2015
  • Recording date: 2015
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min
  • Production: © Unitel - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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