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
Adams’s Nonesuch debut takes its title from Arnold Schoenberg’s Harmony Teachings. The New York Times has called Harmonielehre “a dazzling, whirling crystal ball of a piece in which Mr. Adams at once celebrates and parodies lush Romantic harmony.“
San Francisco Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor
Recorded March 23, 1985, at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Engineer: John Newton
Art Direction and Design by Carin Goldberg
Cover photography by William Clift
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz