Author: Alexander Sanchez-BeharPublish On: 2020-04-21
“Shaker Loops (1978; revised 1983).” San Francisco Symphony Program Book (September 1983). Reprinted in The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer, ed. Thomas May, 74–9. Pompton Plains: Amadeus, 2006.
Author: Alexander Sanchez-Behar
John Adams: A Research and Information Guide offers the first comprehensive guide to the musical works and literature of one of the leading American composers of our time. The research guide catalogs and summarizes materials relating to Adams’s work, providing detailed annotated bibliographic entries for both primary and secondary sources. Covering writings by and interviews with Adams, books, journal articles and book chapters, newspaper articles and reviews, dissertations, video recordings, and other sources, the guide also contains a chronology of Adams’s life, a discography, and a list of compositions. Robust indexes enable researchers to easily locate sources by author, composition, or subject. This volume is a major reference tool for all those interested in Adams and his music, and a valuable resource for students and researchers of minimalism, contemporary American music, and twentieth-century music more broadly.
JOHN ADAMS, Shaker Loops (1978, revised 1983) and Violin Concerto (1993) (Orchestra of St. Luke's, John Adams, conducting; Gidon Kremer, violinist, London Symphony Orchestra, Kent Nagano, conducting) 302 96. GREGORIO PANIAGUA, La Folia ...
Author: Allan Kozinn
A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available today For classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and exciting than the range of technique and emotion that can capture or transform the great works in the hands of a conductor and musicians. But with hundreds of recordings released every year, discovering the jewels is a challenge, for newcomers as well as for connoisseurs. New York Times classical music critic Allan Kozinn offers the ultimate collector's guide, packed with a rich history of the composers and performers who stir our souls. From Bach's eloquent Goldberg Variations performed by master pianist Glenn Gould at the beginning and end of his career in startlingly different interpretations, to a lyrical performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade conducted by Kiril Kondrashin shortly after his defection from the Soviet Union, Kozinn places each work in the greater context of musical development and stretches the listener's understanding of each pivotal composition. These original essays on the one hundred greatest recorded classical works provide both practical guidance for building a library and deep insight into the transcendent power of music itself.
One of the most unambiguously minimalism explorations of Shaker austerity emerges in John Adams's Shaker Loops, completed as a string septet in 1978 and revised for string orchestra in 1983. Although its title is in part a reference to ...
Author: Marc Botha
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The explosion of minimalism into the worlds of visual arts, music and literature in the mid-to-late twentieth century presents one of the most radical and decisive revolutions in aesthetic history. Detested by some, embraced by others, minimalism's influence was immediate, pervasive and lasting, significantly changing the way we hear music, see art and read literature. In The Theory of Minimalism, Marc Botha offers the first general theory of minimalism, equally applicable to literature, the visual arts and music. He argues that minimalism establishes an aesthetic paradigm for rethinking realism in genuinely radical terms. In dialogue with thinkers from both the analytic and continental traditions – including Kant, Danto, Agamben, Badiou and Meillassoux – Botha develops a constellation of concepts which together encapsulate the transhistorcial and transdisciplinary reach of minimalism. Illustrated by a range of historical, canonical and contemporary minimalist works of different media, from the caves of early Christian ascetics to Samuel Beckett's late prose, Botha offers a bold and provocative argument which will equip readers with the tools to engage critically with past, present and future minimalism, and to recognize how, in a culture caught between the poles of excess and austerity, minimalism still matters.
Author: Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.Publish On: 2013-10-03
Shaker Loops (1978, revised 1983) for string orchestra and the opera Nixon in China (1987) are two of Adams's most significant works. Adams's marriage of minimalism with his own style is typical of modern composers.
Author: Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.
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Author: Paul Terry
Publisher: Rhinegold Education
A definitive study guide for the 9–1 GCSE syllabus, this comprehensive guide supports all components of the GCSE: Performing, Composing and Appraising. This title also covers the full list of Set Works and suggested Wider Listening, provides tests and practice exam questions and includes advice and tips on how to do well in the written paper. Endorsed for Edexcel
New Age World Aeoliah John Adams Light over Water New Albion Shaker Loops New Albion Recently dubbed " the most promising American composer " by High Fidelity magazine , John Adams creates highly polished music for string septet .
Author: Patti Jean Birosik
Publisher: New York : Collier Books
Lists recordings by top New Age artists and includes brief profiles of each group, musician, and vocalist
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