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

Composer(s)Adams, JohnBusoni, Ferruccio
Artist(s) Gunn, Nathan, baritone • Alsop, Marin, Conductor • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category OrchestralVocal
Catalogue 8.559031
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
 
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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.


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Work/Track Title Time
ADAMS: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine 58:19   
  Short Ride in a Fast Machine 4:05       
  The Wound-Dresser 19:19       
  Berceuse elegiaque (arr. J. Adams) 9:27       
  Shaker Loops          
      Shaking and Trembling 8:34       
      Hymning Slews 5:32       
      Loops and Verses 7:13       
      A Final Shaking 4:09       
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