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John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 28, 2018
John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy by Luke Mayville
English | October 11th, 2016 | ISBN: 069117153X | 225 Pages | EPUB | 3.40 MB

Long before "the one percent" became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply “the few”—the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. In John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, Luke Mayville presents the first extended exploration of Adams's preoccupation with a problem that has a renewed urgency today: the way in which inequality threatens to corrode democracy and empower a small elite.
Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson - John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:07 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A new recording of John Adams's Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto (1993) with his frequent collaborators violinist Leila Josefowicz, conductor David Robertson, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is due on April 27, 2018. The album was recorded at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis in 2016.
VA - Philip Glass: Symphony No.10 & John Adams: The Dharma At Big Sur (2016)

Chloë Hanslip, Aurora Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Nicholas Collon, Eric Stern - Philip Glass: Symphony No.10 & John Adams: The Dharma At Big Sur (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 250 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:51:32
Classical | Label: BBC Music

Symphony No. 10 is the tenth symphony by the American composer Philip Glass. The work was commissioned by the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and premiered August 9, 2012, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the Orchestre Français des Jeunes at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence, France.[1] The piece had its United Kingdom premiere July 31, 2013 at The Proms in Royal Albert Hall.

John Adams, Slavery, and Race  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Feb. 28, 2018
John Adams, Slavery, and Race

John Adams, Slavery, and Race: Ideas, Politics, and Diplomacy in an Age of Crisis
Praeger | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1440859507 | 278 pages | PDF | 17.46 mb

by Arthur Scherr (Author)
Emanuel Ax, Christoph von Dohnányi, Kent Nagano - John Adams: Century Rolls (2000)

Emanuel Ax, Christoph von Dohnányi, Kent Nagano - John Adams: Century Rolls (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:25 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559796072

Of all the so-called minimalists working today, John Adams is the only one with any good ideas left. Witness this delightful release. The key to Adams's creativity is that he isn't bound by theoretical constraints on what "minimalism" should be. Century Rolls (1995) is a commission by Emanuel Ax, and it was inspired by the composer's listening to a CD recording of an ancient player piano.
Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).
Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.
Enternational Contemporary Ensemble, Lawrence String Quartet - John Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet (2011)

Enternational Contemporary Ensemble, Lawrence String Quartet - John Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:00 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 523014-2

In terms of the scale of his compositions, John Adams' career is somewhat anomalous for a contemporary composer. While the usual pattern tends to be for a composer to begin a career writing smaller pieces (which have a far likelier chance of being performed) and then expanding to larger forms as his or her reputation grows, Adams (with very few exceptions) was writing large-scale operas and orchestral and choral works starting in the early '80s and didn't begin devoting himself to chamber music with any regularity until the mid-'90s.
Nicolas Hodges, Rolf Hind, Leila Josefowicz - John Adams: Road Movies (2004) (Repost)

Nicolas Hodges, Rolf Hind, Leila Josefowicz - John Adams: Road Movies (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:03 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559796992

Composer John Adams' album Road Movies contains five pieces that Adams' considers "travel music, (…) passing through harmonic and textural regions as one would pass through on a car trip." Indeed, during Leila Josefowicz's spirited and appropriately brusque reading of the "40% Swing" movement from the title work, one hears what sounds like a passing auto in the left channel. Is it mere coincidence or the album concept channeling onto the master tape?
Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson - Meet The Composer: Splitting John Adams (2017)

Meet The Composer: Splitting Adams (2017)
Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson (narrator & conductor)
Nadia Sirota (narrator), John Adams (narrator), Walter Frisch (narrator)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:27
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Cantaloupe | # CA21128

Conceived and realized in partnership with Q2 Music’s Peabody award-winning podcast Meet the Composer, Splitting Adams is Alarm Will Sound’s tribute to American composer John Adams, and in particular to his works Chamber Symphony (1992) and Son of Chamber Symphony (2007). Presented with commentary tracks from MTC’s host Nadia Sirota, Alarm Will Sound’s artistic director Alan Pierson, and the composer himself, the podcast-plus-performance conveys a rare sense of interaction for the listener; not only does the music, rendered in all its lush detail by the 17 musicians in AWS, capture and connect the long trajectory between the two works, but the commentary also shines a revealing light on the story behind the music.