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Composer: Adams, John (b. 1947)

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AmsterdamSunday morning concert: Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy

© Joyce Rutjes
Glière, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Adams, Gershwin, Copland, Shostakovich
Arjan Tien; Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine; Bart Claessens; Jan Bouman

Santiago de CompostelaJugando con Beethoven

Jugando con Beethoven
Clyne, Adams, Beethoven
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel; Cuarteto Quiroga

VigoJugando con Beethoven

Jugando con Beethoven
Clyne, Adams, Beethoven
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel; Cuarteto Quiroga

La CoruñaJugando con Beethoven

Jugando con Beethoven
Clyne, Adams, Beethoven
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel; Cuarteto Quiroga

GlasgowNixon in China

Nixon in China
Adams: Nixon in China
Joana Carneiro; John Fulljames; Scottish Opera; Dick Bird; Hye-Youn Lee; Julia Sporsén
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A tale of two halves as Jess Gillam makes her Hallé debut

Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas

Intense lyricism bridges the gap between John Adams and Rachmaninov, but debutant Kazuki Yamada struggles to link the two. 

***11
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Angels, devils, rites and Python: the LA Phil in London

Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Allan | Barbican
The LA Phil give us plenty of excitement in Stravinsky and Sousa and an orchestral surprise packet from Ginastera; Yuja Wang's superb pianism isn't enough to lift a disappointing Adams concerto.
****1
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Jakub Hrůša leads TCO in John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls

Joélle Harvey, Jakub Hrůša and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
A brilliant programming decision paired Adams’s 9/11 memorial with Mahler’s life-affirming Symphony no. 4, with the fine soprano Joelle Harvey as soloist.
***11
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City Noir: BSO impresses at The Anvil

Kirill Karabits © Konrad Cwik

Music across a century from two different cultural spaces made for a fascinating journey with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits as superb guides.

****1
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Leila Josefowicz dazzles in thorny Scheherazade.2

Leila Josefowicz © Chris Lee
Conductor-composer John Adams put his own work in conversation with Ravel and Stravinsky.
***11
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