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ADAMS: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine


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ADAMS: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine

The story of John Adams is a truly American one. Raised in Massachusetts and trained as a composer at Harvard, at the age of 24 he headed west to San Francisco in order to distance himself from his neo-European upbringing. Shaker Loops, written in the heyday of American minimalism, helped to earn him a place as one of the most famous living composers. It borrows the technique of looping fragments of melody from Steve Reich’s early tape experiments, and continues to be one of Adams’ most frequently performed works. Also included on this disc is Short Ride in a Fast Machine, four minutes of pure aural adrenaline, and The Wound- Dresser, a pensive adaptation of Walt Whitman’s poem about his experiences as a nurse during the civil war.

Adams, John

  Short Ride in a Fast Machine
1.   Short Ride in a Fast Machine 00:04:05

Adams, John
Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  The Wound-Dresser
2.   The Wound - Dresser 00:19:19

Busoni, Ferruccio
Adams, John, arranger(s)

  Berceuse elegiaque (arr. J. Adams)
3.   Berceuse elegiaque (arr. J. Adams) 00:09:27

Adams, John

  Shaker Loops
4.   Shaking and Trembling 00:08:34
5.   Hymning Slews 00:05:32
6.   Loops and Verses 00:07:13
7.   A Final Shaking 00:04:09

Total Playing Time: 00:58:19

Adams, John; Busoni, Ferruccio

Whitman, Walt

Adams, John

Alsop, Marin

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Gunn, Nathan

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559031

Barcode: 0636943903124

Physical Release: 09/2004

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