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    Watch: John Adams's "Doctor Atomic Symphony" Gets Live Score Reading

    Composer John Adams's 2007 piece Doctor Atomic Symphony was given a live score reading with David Robertson, director of conducting studies and a distinguished visiting faculty at Juilliard, along with other members of the Juilliard faculty and musicians, hosted by Adams's publisher, Boosey & Hawkes. The participants commented in real time as pages from the score went by, set to a 2018 live concert recording of the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by the composer himself. You can watch the score video below and click out to YouTube for the chat replay.

    Nonesuch Records released the premiere recording of Doctor Atomic Symphony in 2009, performed by David Robertson and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; the Times of London named it the Classical Album of the Decade. Adams based the all-instrumental work on his opera Doctor Atomic. The New York Times wrote: "[T]he score invites you to hear the music—driving passages with pounding timpani, quizzically restrained lyrical flights, bursts of skittish fanfares—on its own terms, apart from its dramatic context." You can hear it here.

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John Adams's 2007 piece Doctor Atomic Symphony was given a live score reading with conductor David Robertson and other members of the Juilliard faculty and musicians, hosted by Adams's publisher, Boosey & Hawkes. The participants commented in real time as pages from the score went by, set to a 2018 live concert recording of the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by the composer himself. You can watch it here. Nonesuch released the premiere recording of Doctor Atomic Symphony in 2009, performed by Robertson and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Composer John Adams's 2007 piece Doctor Atomic Symphony was given a live score reading with David Robertson, director of conducting studies and a distinguished visiting faculty at Juilliard, along with other members of the Juilliard faculty and musicians, hosted by Adams's publisher, Boosey & Hawkes. The participants commented in real time as pages from the score went by, set to a 2018 live concert recording of the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by the composer himself. You can watch the score video below and click out to YouTube for the chat replay.

Nonesuch Records released the premiere recording of Doctor Atomic Symphony in 2009, performed by David Robertson and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; the Times of London named it the Classical Album of the Decade. Adams based the all-instrumental work on his opera Doctor Atomic. The New York Times wrote: "[T]he score invites you to hear the music—driving passages with pounding timpani, quizzically restrained lyrical flights, bursts of skittish fanfares—on its own terms, apart from its dramatic context." You can hear it here.

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John Adams: "Doctor Atomic Symphony" live score reading, August 2020

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