The Chairman Dances

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Named one of the 50 essential classical albums by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances features the title piece, which anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera”—as well as Christian Zeal and Activity, Two Fanfares for Orchestra, and Common Tones in Simple Time.

Description

Named one of the 50 essential classical albums by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances features the title piece, which anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera”—as well as Christian Zeal and Activity, Two Fanfares for Orchestra, and Common Tones in Simple Time.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded November 1986 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Recording Engineer: John Newton
Assistant Engineer: Lolly Lewis
Digital Editing: E. Amelia Rogers
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79144

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1disc
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John Adams
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MUSICIANS
San Francisco Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

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CD+MP3
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075597914429BUN
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MP3
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9.00
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075597914467
  • 79144

News & Reviews

  • "John’s music is about promise and progress," Julia Bullock writes in her note in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works. "It comments on the inherent threat of exploiting power while embodying it. There’s fire and fragility, placed alongside organized form and frequency. I love John’s music. I love singing it, learning from it. And I love listening to it." You can read her complete note from the box set here.

  • "My friendship is with the private John," Nonesuch’s longtime President and current Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz writes in the new 40-disc box set John Adams Collected Works, "but it is never far from my mind that I am with the man who wrote Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China, Harmonielehre and Naive and Sentimental Music, Scheherazade.2 and Shaker Loops." You can read his complete note from the box set here.

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  • About This Album

    Named one of the 50 essential classical albums by NPR’s Performance Today, The Chairman Dances features the title piece, which anticipates Adams’s landmark Nixon in China—in the composer’s words, “a kind of warm-up for embarking on the creation of the full opera”—as well as Christian Zeal and Activity, Two Fanfares for Orchestra, and Common Tones in Simple Time.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    San Francisco Symphony
    Edo de Waart, conductor

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded November 1986 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
    Recording Engineer: John Newton
    Assistant Engineer: Lolly Lewis
    Digital Editing: E. Amelia Rogers
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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