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  • The first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic, is out now. Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources. The composer leads the BBC Singers, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a cast led by Gerald Finley as Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. "A magnificent accomplishment that easily takes its place alongside the other Adams-Sellars triumphs," exclaimed the Los Angeles Times. "It contains music of unearthly splendor." "Musically exhilarating," says the New York Times. "This is one of Mr. Adams’s most sophisticated scores, with some of his finest choral music." "Grippingly vivid," exclaims the Financial Times in a five-star review; "one of his most far-reaching scores."

  • The latest issue of BBC Music Magazine is out now, including reviews of three new Nonesuch releases: Steve Reich's Pulse / Quartet ("poignant, intoxicating"), John Adams's Violin Concerto ("expansively beautiful, dazzling"), and Brad Mehldau Trio's Seymour Reads the Constitution! ("the art of the trio"). 

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    The New York Times praised the “freewheeling violin and piano work” of Adams’s “traveling music.” The Oakland Tribune says the other piano-based pieces collected here “thrillingly exhibit the kinetic rhythmic excitement that always placed Adams above the so-called minimalists.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Leila Josefowicz, violin (1-3)
    John Novacek, piano (1-3)
    Nicolas Hodges, piano (4-8)
    Rolf Hind, piano (4-6, 9-11)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Road Movies recorded September 2, 2002, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
    Engineered by Judith Sherman
    Assistant Engineers: Hsi-Ling Chang
    Editing assistant: Jeanne Velonis
    All other pieces recorded July 28-29, 2003, at Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London
    Engineered by Geoff Foster
    Assistant Engineers: Chris Barrett
    Mastered by Judith Sherman
    Piano Rental: Mary Schwendeman (New York) / Steinway & Sons (London)
    Leila Josefowicz appears courtesy of Philips Classics.

    Design by John Gall
    Cover photograph by Deborah O’Grady

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The New York Times praised the “freewheeling violin and piano work” of Adams’s “traveling music.” The Oakland Tribune says the other piano-based pieces collected here “thrillingly exhibit the kinetic rhythmic excitement that always placed Adams above the so-called minimalists.” 

Description: 

The New York Times praised the “freewheeling violin and piano work” of Adams’s “traveling music.” The Oakland Tribune says the other piano-based pieces collected here “thrillingly exhibit the kinetic rhythmic excitement that always placed Adams above the so-called minimalists.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Road Movies recorded September 2, 2002, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
Engineered by Judith Sherman
Assistant Engineers: Hsi-Ling Chang
Editing assistant: Jeanne Velonis
All other pieces recorded July 28-29, 2003, at Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London
Engineered by Geoff Foster
Assistant Engineers: Chris Barrett
Mastered by Judith Sherman
Piano Rental: Mary Schwendeman (New York) / Steinway & Sons (London)
Leila Josefowicz appears courtesy of Philips Classics.

Design by John Gall
Cover photograph by Deborah O’Grady

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79699

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:00
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CD+MP3
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MP3
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075597969962
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MUSICIANS
Leila Josefowicz, violin (1-3)
John Novacek, piano (1-3)
Nicolas Hodges, piano (4-8)
Rolf Hind, piano (4-6, 9-11)

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