Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser

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The Wound-Dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra, employs Walt Whitman’s poetry. The New York Times calls it “a triumphant, near-perfectly proportioned work of art” that “builds to an overwhelming emotional climax.” Fearful Symmetries has attracted many well-known choreographers.

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

The Wound-Dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra, employs Walt Whitman’s poetry. The New York Times calls it “a triumphant, near-perfectly proportioned work of art” that “builds to an overwhelming emotional climax.” Fearful Symmetries has attracted many well-known choreographers.

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded November 1988 (Fearful Symmetries) and August 1989 (The Wound-Dresser) at Manhattan Center Studios, New York
Engineer: Paul Zinman
Assistant Engineer: Nelson Wong
Mixing Engineer: Everett Porter

Art Direction and Design by Frank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
Cover Photo by Matthew Brady, courtesy of the Library of Congress

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

 

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79218

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John Adams
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MUSICIANS
Orchestra of St. Luke's
John Adams, conductor
Sanford Sylvan, baritone (1)
Naoko Tanaka, violin (1)
Chris Gekker, trumpet (1)

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075597921823BUN
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MP3
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9.00
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603497099061
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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

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

    The Wound-Dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra, employs Walt Whitman’s poetry. The New York Times calls it “a triumphant, near-perfectly proportioned work of art” that “builds to an overwhelming emotional climax.” Fearful Symmetries has attracted many well-known choreographers.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    John Adams, conductor
    Sanford Sylvan, baritone (1)
    Naoko Tanaka, violin (1)
    Chris Gekker, trumpet (1)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded November 1988 (Fearful Symmetries) and August 1989 (The Wound-Dresser) at Manhattan Center Studios, New York
    Engineer: Paul Zinman
    Assistant Engineer: Nelson Wong
    Mixing Engineer: Everett Porter

    Art Direction and Design by Frank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
    Cover Photo by Matthew Brady, courtesy of the Library of Congress

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

     

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