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Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018)

Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 33:08 | 194 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records | Catalog: 7559-79351-O

Composed in 1993, the John Adams Violin Concerto is already a contemporary classic. Some reviewers say it is the best violin concerto written in the past 50 years. This new recording by Leila Josefowicz is the last word on what are now many recordings by some of the world's finest players. She first recorded the Violin Concerto in 2002 with John Adams, the composer, conducting. What makes this new recording the best? Josefowicz "owns" the piece having performed it in concert over 100 times since the premiere!

The Wisdom of John Adams  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at July 31, 2018
The Wisdom of John Adams

The Wisdom of John Adams by Kees de Mooy
English | July 31st, 2018 | ISBN: 0806524650 | 304 Pages | EPUB | 0.38 MB

The men and women who shaped our world—in their own words.
Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)
Doric String Quartet; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA5199 | Time: 01:11:23

As part of his final year as Music Director and following a two-season celebration of the Orchestra’s 125th anniversary, Peter Oundjian and the RSNO here present their second recording of music by John Adams, with the exceptional participation of the Doric String Quartet. Written for a large orchestra including six percussionists, keyboard sampler, and amplified steel-string guitar, Naive and Sentimental Music is a sweepingly symphonic masterpiece, full of contrasts and clashes. It reflects the dichotomy between ‘naive’ and ‘sentimental’ poetry as analysed by Friedrich Schiller in his 1795 essay Über naive und sentimentalische Dichtung, as well as the ‘bipolar’ musical life of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the dedicatee of this piece, who conducted the first performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1999. Absolute Jest is a large-scale scherzo for amplified string quartet and orchestra, heavily inspired by the music of Beethoven, which Adams has always deeply admired. The quartet of soloists, a late addition to the score, emphasises the echoes of Beethoven’s music (mainly his string quartets) and facilitates a ‘hyperspace rate’ of virtuosity, which the Doric String Quartet here perfectly demonstrates.
Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra & John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018)

Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra & John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 690 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 362Mb | 02:37:14
Classical, Opera | Label: Nonesuch Records, WEA International

John Adams’ 2005 opera explores the personal and moral issues surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb. Captured live in concert, it has colossal power and conviction. At its center is Gerald Finley’s commanding performance as Robert Oppenheimer, a scientist wracked by doubts. Having sung it at the premiere and many times since, he produces a magnificently characterized creation. Julia Bullock, Brindley Sherratt, Samuel Sakker, and Andrew Staples are all superb in supporting roles and Adams himself draws virtuoso playing from a truly galvanized BBC Symphony Orchestra. A major recording of a modern operatic classic.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018) [Official Digital Download]

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 156:45 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

His most visionary and ambitious stage work to date … Adams’s conducting, second to none in his own music, had tremendous conviction and unique authority, with every facet of the score’s terrible beauty laid bare … thrilling playing and choral singing … Gerald Finley conveyed Oppenheimer’s moral agony with singing of great refinement and subtlety.’ — Guardian

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 28, 2018
John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy by Luke Mayville
English | October 11th, 2016 | ISBN: 069117153X | 225 Pages | EPUB | 3.40 MB

Long before "the one percent" became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply “the few”—the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. In John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, Luke Mayville presents the first extended exploration of Adams's preoccupation with a problem that has a renewed urgency today: the way in which inequality threatens to corrode democracy and empower a small elite.
Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:07 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A new recording of John Adams's Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto (1993) with his frequent collaborators violinist Leila Josefowicz, conductor David Robertson, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is due on April 27, 2018. The album was recorded at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis in 2016.
Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018)

Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:33:08 | 154 Mb
Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records

American violinist Leila Josefowicz has performed John Adams’ 1993 Violin Concerto almost 100 times. It’s a work that makes huge technical and expressive demands on the soloist, and Josefowicz squares up admirably to the challenges. The restless, 15-minute opening movement is a vehicle for her dazzling, rhapsodic solo playing, as she flits here and there, anchored by the steady rhythms of the orchestra. Ancient meets modern when Adams then toys with the Chaconne form—Josefowicz soaring sweetly, mournfully above a recurring bass—before the final visceral, fiery moto perpetuo movement that grows ever more frenzied as it races to its climactic bars.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton - Roy Harris, John Adams: Violin Concertos (2016) [24/96]

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton - Roy Harris, John Adams: Violin Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:17 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen continues her series of concerto recordings on Signum with two contrasting works by American composers.
VA - Philip Glass: Symphony No.10 & John Adams: The Dharma At Big Sur (2016)

Chloë Hanslip, Aurora Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Nicholas Collon, Eric Stern - Philip Glass: Symphony No.10 & John Adams: The Dharma At Big Sur (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 250 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:51:32
Classical | Label: BBC Music

Symphony No. 10 is the tenth symphony by the American composer Philip Glass. The work was commissioned by the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and premiered August 9, 2012, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the Orchestre Français des Jeunes at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence, France.[1] The piece had its United Kingdom premiere July 31, 2013 at The Proms in Royal Albert Hall.