News & Reviews
- Wednesday, March 6, 2013
American Master: A Portrait of John Adams, a new film documentary about composer John Adams by Mark Kidel, will be broadcast for the first time on BBC4 TV on Friday, March 8, at 8 PM. The film, which offers a journey through the musical landscapes of the composer, will be repeated on BBC HD on March 15. The film will also be screened at the Barbican in London on March 16 as a prelude to the European premiere of Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the LA Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Watch an excerpt from the film here.
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
Nonesuch Records returns to Powell Hall in St. Louis this weekend to record the St. Louis Symphony's performances of John Adams's City Noir, February 15 and 16. John Adams will be in attendance for the recording. The Saturday evening performance will be broadcast live on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7-KWMU, streaming at stlpublicradio.org. Nonesuch will be back in Powell Hall in October to record a new John Adams concerto written for saxophone. The concerto and City Noir will combined and released by Nonesuch Records at a future date.
About this Album
The Wound-Dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra, employs Walt Whitman’s poetry. The New York Times calls it “a triumphant, near-perfectly proportioned work of art” that “builds to an overwhelming emotional climax.” Fearful Symmetries has attracted many well-known choreographers.
Orchestra of St. Luke's
John Adams, conductor
Sanford Sylvan, baritone (1)
Naoko Tanaka, violin (1)
Chris Gekker, trumpet (1)
Recorded November 1988 (Fearful Symmetries) and August 1989 (The Wound-Dresser) at Manhattan Center Studios, New York
Engineer: Paul Zinman
Assistant Engineer: Nelson Wong
Mixing Engineer: Everett Porter
Art Direction and Design by Frank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
Cover Photo by Matthew Brady, courtesy of the Library of Congress
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz