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Adams - City Noir, Fearful Symmetries, etc. | Naxos - American Classics 8559935

Adams - City Noir, Fearful Symmetries, etc.

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559935

Barcode: 0636943993521

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th April 2024

Contents

Works

Adams, John

City Noir
Fearful Symmetries
Girls of the Golden West
» Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance

Artists

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Marin Alsop

Works

Adams, John

City Noir
Fearful Symmetries
Girls of the Golden West
» Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance

Artists

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Marin Alsop

About

John Adamsís music has long since captured the admiration of listeners for its inimitable American qualities. City Noir was inspired by the cultural and social history of Los Angeles, with Adams calling it Ďan imaginary film scoreí in its evocation of a terse, melodramatic and menace-drenched sound world. Fearful Symmetries exemplifies Adamsís steamroller motor rhythms, endlessly inventive in their shifts of timbre, texture and color. The album ends with a work dedicated to Marin Alsop, a capricious ĎSpider Danceí of memorable rhythmic drive.

Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance was written expressly for Marin Alsop, who is probably Adamsís leading champion today.

Alsop conducts Adamsís Shaker Loops, Wound Dresser and Short Ride in a Fast Machine with the Bournemouth Symphony on 8559031. It was a Gramophone Criticís Choice release: Ďthis vividly recorded, inexpensive disc should make a compelling introduction to Adamsí musicí.

She also conducts Nixon in China on 866902224: ĎAlsop lets you hear the workings of the musicÖ Adamsí score hasnít dated a bit. Itís come up gleaming anewí (ClassicFM).

One of the foremost conductors of our time, Marin Alsop represents a powerful and inspiring voice. The 2023/24 season marks her fifth as chief conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; her first as artistic director and chief conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony; and her first as principal guest conductor of Londonís Philharmonia Orchestra. She will begin a new position as principal guest conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra in the 2024/25 season. A full decade after becoming the first female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms, Alsop made history again in September 2023, as both the first woman and the first American to guest conduct three Last Nights.

Marin Alsop is chief conductor of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, chief conductor and curator of Chicagoís Ravinia Festival where she conducts the Chicago Symphonyís summer residencies, music director laureate of the Baltimore Symphony and conductor of honour of Brazilís S„o Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

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