Harmonielehre

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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

Nonesuch Selection Number

79115

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1disc
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2
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14
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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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0.00
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075597911527BUN
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MP3
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9.00
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603497999774
  • 79115

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

    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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