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Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis SO, David Robertson - John Adams: Scheherazade.2 (2016)

John Adams: Scheherazade.2 (2016)
Leila Josefowicz, violin; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; David Robertson, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:47:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559 79435-1

You'd get differing answers to the question of whether John Adams is America's greatest living composer, but he's the one to whom the country turned in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The demand for new work from him has only increased since he achieved senior citizen status. Fortunately, he's been able to meet that demand with distinctive large-scale works. Consider 2016's Scheherazade.2, recorded here by the violinist who premiered the work, Leila Josefowicz, with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson. The piece succeeds on several levels. It is, outwardly, as close as Adams has come to writing a big Romantic violin concerto, and it will no doubt be welcomed into the concert repertory as such. Yet go into it more deeply, and it seems less a concerto than – well, what, exactly? Adams calls it a "dramatic symphony." English critic Nick Breckenfield has compared it to Berlioz's Harold in Italy, with the soloist representing an individual making her way through a series of adventures that may have a threatening tinge.

The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 26, 2016
The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)

The John Adams Earbox A 10-CD Retrospective: Box Set 10CDs (1999)
Classical, Minimalism | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,51 Gb | Scans 83 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | Release Year: 1999

Having earned his composing stripes after the 1960s, John Adams had the pioneering work of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Terry Riley close at hand as he ventured into his trade. And, while minimalism's historical continuum helps place Adams, he used Reich, Glass, and Riley (among others) only as a starting point. And here's proof: a 10-CD retrospective of nearly all Adams's recorded compositions on Nonesuch Records, the label that also issued Steve Reich 1965-1995 and Kronos Quartet: 25 Years. Adams's Harmonium, a choral work of startling energy and effervescence, appears here in a new recording, as do distillations of both The Death of Klinghoffer and Nixon in China, two path-clearing operas.
Shifting landscapes - Orchestral works by John Adams and Lepo Sumera (Norrlands Opera Orchestra - Järvi)(2001)

John Adams: Fearful Symmetries, The Chairman dances & Lepo Sumera: Symphony Nº2
Symphony Orchestra of the Norrlands Opera - Kristjan Järvi (2001)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: CCn'C | 01912 | Time: 56:05 min

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at June 17, 2016
BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2922 Kbps | 59mn 46s | 1.30 GB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

John Adams is the living composer who is most widely performed today. This visually rich portrait of the composer by award-winning film maker Mark Kidel explores the influences that have shaped Adams's unique music, from minimalism to jazz and from the Indian raga to the European classical tradition.

Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at April 21, 2016
Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech

Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech by Charles Slack
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0802123422, 0802124720 | 288 pages | EPUB | 0,9 MB

Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Feb. 25, 2016
Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution

Daniel L. Mallock, "Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution"
ISBN: 163450528X | 2016 | EPUB | 472 pages | 5 MB

John Adams (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Balisik at Oct. 5, 2014
John Adams (Repost)

David McCullough "John Adams"
Simon & Schuster | English | September 3, 2002 | ISBN: 0743223136 | 752 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 4,5 mb

This book is an outstanding success on so many levels. The writing is most lyrical and beautiful…there is not one wasted word in the whole book. It's a book that is difficult to put down for the night. Perhaps the greatest success of the book is the correction of many John Adams stereotypes. In this book you meet a John Adams who is a delightful wit, a man deeply in love with his nation, and more-so with his wife.

Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Aug. 23, 2014
Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson

Gore Vidal, "Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson"
2004 | ISBN-10: 0300105924, 0300101716 | 208 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Timothy McAllister,  David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony - John Adams: City Noir, Saxophone Concerto (2014)

Timothy McAllister, David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony - John Adams: City Noir, Saxophone Concerto (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 326 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog Number: 541356

Nonesuch Records releases City Noir, comprising the title piece by composer John Adams and the debut recording of his Saxophone Concerto. Both pieces are performed by the St. Louis Symphony led by Music Director David Robertson. Saxophonist Timothy McAllister is featured on both pieces.

John Adams (Audiobook) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by enmoys at May 28, 2013
John Adams (Audiobook) (Repost)

John Adams (Audiobook) By David McCullough
2001 | 10 hours and 2 mins | ISBN: 0743525485 | MP3 192 kbps | 872 MB