Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola Music

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These pieces, says the New York Times, “insist that symphonic music can be slyly fun.” Chamber Symphony was influenced both by Schoenberg and children’s cartoons. Grand Pianola Music “pokes fun,” says the Times, “at the heroics of Romantic concerto writing.”

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The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

These pieces, says the New York Times, “insist that symphonic music can be slyly fun.” Chamber Symphony was influenced both by Schoenberg and children’s cartoons. Grand Pianola Music “pokes fun,” says the Times, “at the heroics of Romantic concerto writing.”

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by John McClure
Recorded February 1993 at CTS Studios, London
Engineered by Dick Lewzey
Mixed at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

Design by John Heiden

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79219

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1disc
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John Adams
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MUSICIANS
London Sinfonietta
John Adams, conductor
John Alley, piano 1 (4-6)
Shelagh Sutherland, piano 2 (4-6)

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CD+MP3
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075597921922BUN
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MP3
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9.00
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603497098965
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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    These pieces, says the New York Times, “insist that symphonic music can be slyly fun.” Chamber Symphony was influenced both by Schoenberg and children’s cartoons. Grand Pianola Music “pokes fun,” says the Times, “at the heroics of Romantic concerto writing.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    London Sinfonietta
    John Adams, conductor
    John Alley, piano 1 (4-6)
    Shelagh Sutherland, piano 2 (4-6)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by John McClure
    Recorded February 1993 at CTS Studios, London
    Engineered by Dick Lewzey
    Mixed at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California

    Design by John Heiden

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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