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John Adams - Composer Weekly #067

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Updated every Monday @Composer Weekly. A 30-track introduction to American composer John Adams (b. 1947 Feb. 15), best known for Harmonielehre, Nixon in China, Shaker Loops, and the Pulitzer-winning On the Transmigration of Souls. Playlist includes some of his own favorite recordings.

30 songs

  1. 1.
    Two Fanfares for Orchestra: Short Ride in a Fast MachineJohn AdamsThe Chairman Dances
    4:140:30
  2. 2.
    3:300:30
  3. 3.
    6:210:30
  4. 4.
    Adams: The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)John Adams , Sir Simon Rattle , City Of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraAdams: Harmonielehre
    12:470:30
  5. 5.
    Century Rolls: I. First Movement - excerptJohn AdamsI Am Love Soundtrack by John Adams
    4:160:30
  6. 6.
    8:390:30
  7. 7.
    5:050:30
  8. 8.
    17:230:30
  9. 9.
    3:030:30
  10. 10.
    Shaker Loops: IV. A Final ShakingJohn AdamsViolin Concerto / Shaker Loops
    3:560:30
  11. 11.
    4:500:30
  12. 12.
    Gnarly Buttons: Put Your Loving Arms Around MeJohn Adams , London SinfoniettaGnarly Buttons/John's Book Of Alleged Dances
    8:310:30
  13. 13.
    Violin Concerto: III. ToccareJohn AdamsViolin Concerto / Shaker Loops
    7:400:30
  14. 14.
    25:030:30
  15. 15.
    5:250:30
  16. 16.
    14:290:30
  17. 17.
    Adams: Chamber Symphony: I. Mongrel AirsJohn Adams , Aurora Orchestra , Nicholas CollonRoad Trip (SD)
    7:340:30
  18. 18.
    Road Movies II. MeditativeJohn AdamsRoad Movies
    5:380:30
  19. 19.
    III. Chain to the RhythmJohn AdamsNaive and Sentimental Music
    10:590:30
  20. 20.
    I Sing of a MaidenJohn AdamsEl Nino
    6:180:30
  21. 21.
    My Father Knew Charles Ives, III. The MountainJohn Adams , BBC Symphony OrchestraThe Dharma at Big Sur/My Father Knew Charles Ives
    10:110:30
  22. 22.
    11:380:30
  23. 23.
    Act I, Scene 1: "News Has a Kind of Mystery:"John AdamsNixon In China (1)
    7:030:30
  24. 24.
    Hoodoo ZephyrJohn AdamsHoodoo Zephyr
    10:180:30
  25. 25.
    The Gospel According To The Other Mary / Act 1 / Scene 2 - Mary: "En un día de amor yo bajé hasta la tierra"John Adams , Los Angeles Master Chorale , Los Angeles Philharmonic , Gustavo DudamelAdams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary
    4:160:30
  26. 26.
    Saxophone Concerto: II. Molto vivo [a hard driving pulse]John Adams , St. Louis Symphony , David RobertsonCity Noir
    5:510:30
  27. 27.
    A Flowering Tree, Act I Scene 2: Flores ChorusJohn AdamsA Flowering Tree
    2:430:30
  28. 28.
    City Noir: III. Boulevard NightJohn Adams , St. Louis Symphony , David RobertsonCity Noir
    12:140:30
  29. 29.
    Scheherazade 2: I. Tale of the Wise Young Woman-Pursuit by the True BelieversJohn Adams , Leila Josefowicz , St. Louis Symphony , David RobertsonJohn Adams: Scheherazade.2
    15:000:30
  30. 30.
    20:180:30

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