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San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas - Adams: Absolute Jest (2015)

19-08-2015, 19:37
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San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas - Adams: Absolute Jest (2015)

Artist: San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas
Title Of Album: Adams: Absolute Jest
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: SFS Media
Genre: Classical
Quality: 320 / 24bit FLAC
Total Time: 57:27 min
Total Size: 132 MB / 1.89 GB
WebSite: Album Preview


1. Absolute Jest: I. Beginning
2. Absolute Jest: II. Presto
3. Absolute Jest: III. Lo Stesso Tempo
4. Absolute Jest: IV. Meno Mosso
5. Absolute Jest: V. Vivacissimo
6. Absolute Jest: VI. Prestissimo
7. Grand Pianola Music: VII. Part 1
8. Grand Pianola Music: XIII. Part 2 - Slow
9. Grand Pianola Music: IX: Part 2, On The Dominant Divide

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.

Personnel: San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), John Adams (conductor), St. Lawrence String Quartet, Orli Shaham (piano), Marc-AndrГ© Hamelin (piano), Synergy Vocals

Critical acclaim for John Adams, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony:

"Exuberance and skill...Adams combines his resources into a heady blend that is by turns translucent and rumblingly grand." - San Francisco Chronicle (on Grand Pianola Music)

"Great got a hot performance under Tilson Thomas. Subtle amplification is part of the postmodern package and the jumpy St. Lawrence was so energized that you might have thought sound designer Mark Grey had wired the quartet's seats." - Los Angeles Times (on the premiere performance of Absolute Jest)

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