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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-decade-belongs-to-john-adams-says-washington-posts-anne-midgette-2009-12-23
    December 23, 2009|1 comments

    Anne Midgette, the classical music critic for the Washington Post, has already named Alarm Will Sound's a/rhythmia among the year's best albums, and, for WNYC's Soundcheck, included John Adams's Dharma at Big Sur among the decade's best. Now, on her Post blog, she says of Adams, "if there was a composer to whom the decade belonged, I'd say it was him." Audiophile Audition gives his latest, Doctor Atomic Symphony, four stars.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-washington-post-boston-globe-mtv-nonesuch-albums-among-the-years-best-2009-12-21
    December 21, 2009|0 comments

    Two New York Times music critics have Nonesuch albums on their Top Ten lists: Rokia Traoré's Tchamantché and Oumou Sangare's Seya. The Washington Post has Alarm Will Sound's a/rhythmia in its Top Ten classical albums; the Denver Post has Richard Goode and John Adams. Two Boston Globe critics have Wilco (the album) on their lists, while others there add BlakRoc and Seya. MTV includes Wilco plus Amadou & Mariam's Welcome to Mali. PopMatters and American Songwriter cite Wilco as well, while the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle lists Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/boston-herald-john-adams-alarm-will-sound-gidon-kremer-kronos-quartet-albums-among-best-2009-12-15
    December 15, 2009|0 comments

    The Boston Herald's list of the Top Ten classical albums of the year is out, and four of the ten are from Nonesuch: Kronos Quartet's Floodplain, John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony, Alarm Will Sound's a/rhythmia, and Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica's recording of Mozart's Complete Violin Concertos. The Herald had named The Low Anthem's Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and Wilco's Wilco (the album) among the year's best in pop/rock.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-john-adams-draws-passionate-performance-of-his-nativity-oratorio-at-carnegie-hall-2009-12-15
    December 15, 2009|0 comments

    John Adams led the Orchestra of St. Luke's in a performance of El Niño at Carnegie Hall Sunday. The New York Times finds Adams's Nativity Oratorio to be "best suited to the business of telling the Nativity story" of the works typically heard during Advent and credits the conductor with drawing "a solid, passionate performance from the orchestra." Playbill spoke with Adams and New York City Ballet's Peter Martins about Martins's new piece set to Naive and Sentimental Music, which recently premiered at Lincoln Center.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/la-times-john-adams-leads-la-phil-in-ecstatic-dharma-at-big-sur-at-disney-hall-2009-12-08
    December 08, 2009|0 comments

    The LA Phil's West Coast, Left Coast festival concludes tonight, after more than two weeks of performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with a celebration of the Beat poets featuring Joshua Redman, among others. The Los Angeles Times praised Kronos's "enthusiastic" Friday performance and the LA Phil's Sunday performance of Adams's "ecstatic" Dharma at Big Sur, led by the composer, in which Leila Josefowicz "played brilliantly ... rising to heights of rapture."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/allen-toussaint-wilco-shawn-colvin-amadou-mariam-oumou-sangare-all-nominated-for-grammys-2009-12-03
    December 03, 2009|0 comments

    The nominations are in for the 52nd Grammy Awards and include five Nonesuch artists: Allen Toussaint for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, The Bright Mississippi; Wilco for Best Americana Album, Wilco (the album); Shawn Colvin for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Live; and, for Best Contemporary World Music Album, both Amadou & Mariam (Welcome to Mali) and Oumou Sangare (Seya). Steven Epstein was nominated as Producer of the Year, Classical, for work including John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-kronos-quartet-premiere-new-work-by-thomas-newman-w-la-phil-at-disney-hall-2009-12-03
    December 03, 2009|1 comments

    John Adams and Kronos Quartet return to Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles tonight for another concert in West Coast, Left Coast, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's music festival curated by Adams. Tonight, they'll join the LA Phil for the world premiere of Thomas Newman's new piece, It Got Dark. An encore performance will be given at the Hall tomorrow night.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-kronos-quartet-share-the-stage-for-adams-curated-la-phil-festival-at-disney-hall-2009-12-01
    December 01, 2009|0 comments

    West Coast, Left Coast, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's festival curated by John Adams, continues tonight with the composer and Kronos Quartet performing California-inspired music at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Adams will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group in performances of Ingram Marshall's Fog Tropes and selections from Frank Zappa's Yellow Shark; Kronos performs Harry Partch's U.S. Highball.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/times-uk-names-nonesuch-albums-among-decades-best-in-classical-jazz-world-pop-2009-11-25
    November 25, 2009|0 comments

    The Times (UK) has had its say on the best albums of the decade, covering the best in classical, jazz, world music, and pop, and Nonesuch artists are represented in every one: John Adams at No. 1 on the classical list with Doctor Atomic Symphony; Brad Mehldau and Bill Frisell in jazz; Youssou N'Dour, Orchestra Baobab, "Cachaíto" Lopez, and Amadou & Mariam in world; the Malian duo in pop as well, along with Brian Wilson and Wilco.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-naive-and-sentimental-music-featured-in-new-york-city-ballets-opening-night-2009-11-24
    November 24, 2009|0 comments

    John Adams's Naive and Sentimental Music will be featured as part of the New York City Ballet's Opening Night Benefit performance at Lincoln Center tonight. The piece serves as score and title to a new work by Peter Martins, the company's ballet master in chief. "New York City Ballet’s opening-night benefit was obviously planned by someone who threw away the Classic Guide to the Boring Gala handbook," says the New York Times. "Put on your finery and go."

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