John Adams Piano Music

John Adams - Piano Music - complete (Maarten van Veen, Ralph van Raat)

John Adams - Piano Music - complete (Maarten van Veen, Ralph van Raat)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 186 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2007

John Adams’ vast and varied output has earned him a wide audience, uncommon among contemporary classical composers. The works on this disc span his entire career to date, and illustrate his many different styles of writing for the piano. Phrygian Gates and China Gates – “gate” here referring to a type of electronic switch – could be regarded as his first “minimal” works, but are more tonal and expressive than the music of his contemporaries such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass. As a teenager Adams had played clarinet in his father’s marching band, and his Hallelujah Junction reflects his love of …….
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John Tavener - Piano Works (2007)  Music

Posted by Su_Lihua at March 20, 2011
John Tavener - Piano Works (2007)

John Tavener - Piano Works (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 155 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Naxos | Cat.: 8570442 | RS/MU

John Tavener’s piano works are less well known than his large orchestral, vocal and choral works, yet at times seem to mark his stylistic and spiritual development on a more personal level. Tavener’s first piano work, Palin, foreshadows his search for a spirituality beyond the sophisticated, technical manipulation of musical material. The loss of his cats inspired Tavener to write Mandoodles, depicting short scenes from the life of his cat Mandu, and the bell-like In Memory of Two Cats. Ypakoe, with passages in Greek or Middle Eastern style, is a contemplative meditation on the passion and resurrection of Christ. Pratirupa, Sanskrit for “reflection”, is the composer’s largest work so far for piano solo. In the words of the composer, in this work “a series of self-reflecting harmonies, melodies and rhythms attempt to reflect the most beautiful, the Divine Presence which resides in every human being”.

John Adams - City Noir (2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 13, 2017
John Adams - City Noir (2014) [TR24][OF]

John Adams - City Noir
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 63:10 min | 1.08 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Nonesuch | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2014

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.
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.
Franz Liszt - Tanski / BOB / Blunier - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO: 3,25 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 920 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.
Franz Liszt - Tanski / Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 200 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomsas, John Adams - Adams: Absolute Jest & Grand Pianola Music (2015)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomsas, John Adams - Adams: Absolute Jest & Grand Pianola Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 57:31 minutes | 1,99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony offer the world-premiere recording of John Adams’ Absolute Jest, commissioned by the orchestra, alongside the composer’s Grand Pianola Music, another SFS commission from 30 years earlier, conducted here by the composer. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony join forces with America’s most-performed living composer, John Adams, in a colossal album featuring Adams’s Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music. Hear Adams’s inspired and witty take on Beethoven’s spirited scherzos in this first-ever recording of his SFS- commissioned Absolute Jest. Also featured is Grand Pianola Music, with its tongue-in-cheek allusions to Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, written for and premiered by the SFS. Both works speak to the deeply personal and vital relationship of some of the top musicians of our time: John Adams, MTT, and the SFS.

John Adams, “Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life" (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Feb. 6, 2014
John Adams, “Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life" (repost)

John Adams, “Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life"
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2008 | ISBN: 0374281157 | English | PDF | 352 pages | 7.3 Mb

John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and “he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). Now, in Hallelujah Junction, he incisively relates his life story, from his childhood to his early studies in classical composition amid the musical and social ferment of the 1960s, from his landmark minimalist innovations to his controversial “docu-operas.” …
Franz Liszt - Tanski / Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO: 3,25 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 920 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.