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Harmonielehre

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  • Congratulations to composer John Adams, whose Doctor Atomic has won the Opus Klassik Award for Best Opera Recording – 20th/21st Century. On this first recording of the piece, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley and Julia Bullock. Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion in 1945. The Opus Klassik awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on October 13.

  • Congratulations to John Adams, the winner of the 2019 Erasmus Prize from the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation. The prize is awarded annually to a person or institution that has made an exceptional contribution to the field of humanities, social sciences, or the arts. It will be presented in November 2019 by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and includes €150,000 in prize money. Adams "receives the prize because he has created a new musical idiom by fusing elements from jazz, pop, and classical music," says the Foundation.

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    Adams’s Nonesuch debut takes its title from Arnold Schoenberg’s Harmony Teachings. The New York Times has called Harmonielehre “a dazzling, whirling crystal ball of a piece in which Mr. Adams at once celebrates and parodies lush Romantic harmony.“

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    San Francisco Symphony
    Edo de Waart, conductor

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded March 23, 1985, at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
    Engineer: John Newton

    Art Direction and Design by Carin Goldberg
    Cover photography by William Clift

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Wednesday, January 15, 1986 - 05:00
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Adams’s Nonesuch debut takes its title from Arnold Schoenberg’s Harmony Teachings. The New York Times has called Harmonielehre “a dazzling, whirling crystal ball of a piece in which Mr. Adams at once celebrates and parodies lush Romantic harmony.“

Description: 

Adams’s Nonesuch debut takes its title from Arnold Schoenberg’s Harmony Teachings. The New York Times has called Harmonielehre “a dazzling, whirling crystal ball of a piece in which Mr. Adams at once celebrates and parodies lush Romantic harmony.“

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded March 23, 1985, at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Engineer: John Newton

Art Direction and Design by Carin Goldberg
Cover photography by William Clift

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79115

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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2
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14
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Wednesday, January 1, 1986 - 05:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
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075597911527BUN
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0.00
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MP3
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603497999774
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9.00
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MUSICIANS
San Francisco Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

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