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This 40-CD Box Set is an unprecedented comprehensive set that includes all of the composer's recorded works spanning 4 decades through 2020. The release includes two extensive booklets containing new essays and notes by Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Robert Hurwitz, Nico Muhly, and Jake Wilder-Smith.

While Nonesuch recordings comprise thirty-five of the forty discs in Collected Works, the set also includes recordings from other labels, including: the Los Angeles Philharmonic's recordings of The Gospel According to the Other Mary and Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, with Yuja Wang, on Deutsche Grammophon; a recording by Christina and Michelle Naughton of Roll Over Beethoven on Warner Classics; and the San Francisco Symphony's recordings of Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music. The Berlin Philharmonic's recording of Harmonielehre, conducted by Adams, is the final CD in the set, serving as the bookend to the piece's first recording, by the San Francisco Symphony led by Edo de Waart on Nonesuch that is the first disc of the set.

His music is both lush and austere, grand and precise. To make an analogy to two poets whose work he has set to music, it's Walt Whitman on the one hand and Emily Dickinson on the other. -New York Times

John Adams is one of America's most admired and respected composers. A musician of enormous range and technical command, he has produced works, both operatic and symphonic, that stand out among all contemporary classical music for the depth of their expression, the brilliance of their sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. His music has played a decisive role in turning the tide of musical aesthetics away from the theoretical principles of European modernism toward a more expansive and expressive language, so characteristic of his New World surroundings.

John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of music. Long embraced by the world's leading orchestras and conductors, instrumental soloists and singers, choreographers and opera directors, his works are among the most performed of all contemporary classical music. Early in his career, Adams was composer-in-residence of the San Francisco Symphony (1982-85), and creator of the orchestra's highly successful and controversial New and Unusual Music series. Many of his landmark orchestral works were written for and premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, including Harmonium (1981), Grand Pianola Music (1982), Harmonielehre (1985), and Absolute Jest (2012).In 1985, Adams began a collaboration with stage director Peter Sellars that has resulted in more than three decades of groundbreaking operas and oratorios: Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991), both to libretti by Alice Goodman; El Niño (2000), Doctor Atomic (2005); A Flowering Tree (2006); The Gospel According to the Other Mary (2012); and Girls of the Golden West (2017).Since 2009 Adams has held the position of Creative Chair with the Los Angeles Philharmonic where he has been instrumental in the success of that orchestra's highly creative Green Umbrella new music series.

Awards:

  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition (Nixon in China, 1989)
  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition (El Dorado, 1998)
  • Grammy Award for Best Classical Album (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Pulitzer Prize for Music (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2003)

JOHN ADAMS / COLLECTED WORKS - 40-CD Box Set

This 40-CD Box Set is an unprecedented comprehensive set that includes all of the composer's recorded works spanning 4 decades through 2020. The release includes two extensive booklets containing new essays and notes by Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Robert Hurwitz, Nico Muhly, and Jake Wilder-Smith.

While Nonesuch recordings comprise thirty-five of the forty discs in Collected Works, the set also includes recordings from other labels, including: the Los Angeles Philharmonic's recordings of The Gospel According to the Other Mary and Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, with Yuja Wang, on Deutsche Grammophon; a recording by Christina and Michelle Naughton of Roll Over Beethoven on Warner Classics; and the San Francisco Symphony's recordings of Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music. The Berlin Philharmonic's recording of Harmonielehre, conducted by Adams, is the final CD in the set, serving as the bookend to the piece's first recording, by the San Francisco Symphony led by Edo de Waart on Nonesuch that is the first disc of the set.

His music is both lush and austere, grand and precise. To make an analogy to two poets whose work he has set to music, it's Walt Whitman on the one hand and Emily Dickinson on the other. -New York Times

John Adams is one of America's most admired and respected composers. A musician of enormous range and technical command, he has produced works, both operatic and symphonic, that stand out among all contemporary classical music for the depth of their expression, the brilliance of their sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. His music has played a decisive role in turning the tide of musical aesthetics away from the theoretical principles of European modernism toward a more expansive and expressive language, so characteristic of his New World surroundings.

John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of music. Long embraced by the world's leading orchestras and conductors, instrumental soloists and singers, choreographers and opera directors, his works are among the most performed of all contemporary classical music. Early in his career, Adams was composer-in-residence of the San Francisco Symphony (1982-85), and creator of the orchestra's highly successful and controversial New and Unusual Music series. Many of his landmark orchestral works were written for and premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, including Harmonium (1981), Grand Pianola Music (1982), Harmonielehre (1985), and Absolute Jest (2012).In 1985, Adams began a collaboration with stage director Peter Sellars that has resulted in more than three decades of groundbreaking operas and oratorios: Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991), both to libretti by Alice Goodman; El Niño (2000), Doctor Atomic (2005); A Flowering Tree (2006); The Gospel According to the Other Mary (2012); and Girls of the Golden West (2017).Since 2009 Adams has held the position of Creative Chair with the Los Angeles Philharmonic where he has been instrumental in the success of that orchestra's highly creative Green Umbrella new music series.

Awards:

  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition (Nixon in China, 1989)
  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition (El Dorado, 1998)
  • Grammy Award for Best Classical Album (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Pulitzer Prize for Music (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2003)

JOHN ADAMS / COLLECTED WORKS - 40-CD Box Set

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Format: CD
Label: Nonesuch
Rel. Date: 07/01/2022
UPC: 075597932294

Collected Works
Artist: John Adams
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1. Harmonielehre, Pt. I
2. Harmonielehre, Pt. II: The Anfortas Wound
3. Harmonielehre, Pt. III: Meister Eckhardt And Quackie
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1. The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot For Orchestra)
2. Christian Zeal And Activity
3. Two Fanfares For Orchestra: Tromba Lontana
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5. Common Tones In Simple Time
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1. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 1: Beginning
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2. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 1: "Soldiers Of Heaven Hold The Sky"
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3. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 1: "The People Are The Heroes Now"
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4. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 1: Landing Of The Spirit Of '76
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5. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 1: "Your Flight Was Smooth, I Hope?"
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6. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 1: "News Has A Kind Of Mystery"
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7. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 2: Beginning
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8. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 2: "You Know We'll Meet With Your Confrere The Democratic Candidate
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9. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 2: "You've Said That There's A Certain Well-Known Tree"
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10. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 2: "Founders Come First, Then Profiteers"
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11. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 2: "We No Longer Need Confucius"
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12. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 2: "Like The Ming Tombs"
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13. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 3: Beginning
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14. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 3: "Ladies And Gentlemen, Comrades And Friends"
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15. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 3: "Mr. Premier, Distinguished Guests"
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16. Nixon In China, Act I, Scene 3: Cheers
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1. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 1: Beginning
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2. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 1: "Look Down At The Earth"
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3. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 1: "This Is Prophetic!"
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4. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 1: "At Last The Weather's Warming Up"
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5. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: Beginning
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6. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: "Oh What A Day I Thought I'd Die!"
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7. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: "Whip Her To Death!"
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8. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: Tropical Storm
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9. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: "Flesh Rebels"
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10. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: "I Have My Brief"
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11. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: "It Seems So Strange"
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12. Nixon In China, Act II, Scene 2: "I Am The Wife Of Mao Tse-Tung"
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1. Nixon In China, Act III: Beginning
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2. Nixon In China, Act III: "Some Men You Cannot Satisfy"
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3. Nixon In China, Act III: "I Am No One"
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4. Nixon In China, Act III: The Maos Dance
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5. Nixon In China, Act III: "Sitting Around The Radio"
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6. Nixon In China, Act III: "Let Us Examine What You Did"
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7. Nixon In China, Act III: "When I Woke Up"
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8. Nixon In China, Act III: "I Have No Offspring"
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9. Nixon In China, Act III: "I Can Keep Still"
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10. Nixon In China, Act III: "After That The Sweat Had Soaked My Uniform"
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11. Nixon In China, Act III: "Peking Watches The Stars"
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12. Nixon In China, Act III: "You Won At Poker"
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13. Nixon In China, Act III: "I Am Old And I Cannot Sleep"
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DISC: 6
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1. The Wound-Dresser
2. Fearful Symmetries
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1. The Unanswered Question (Late Version)
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2. Five Songs: Thoreau
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3. Five Songs: Down East
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4. Five Songs: Cradle Song
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5. Five Songs: At The River
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6. Five Songs: Serenity
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7. Fog Tropes
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8. Madame Press Died Last Week At Ninety
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9. Eros Piano
10. Elegy In Memory Of Maurice Ravel
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DISC: 8
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1. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Prologue: Chorus Of Exiled Palestinians
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2. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Prologue: Chorus Of Exiled Jews
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3. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "It Was Just After 1:15"
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4. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "My Grandson Didi, Who Was Two"
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5. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "Give These Orders"
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6. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "So I Said To My Grandson"
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7. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "We Are Sorry For You"
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8. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: Ocean Chorus
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9. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "Now It Is Night"
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10. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "I Think If You Could Talk Like This"
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11. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "I Have Often Reflected That This Is No Ship"
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12. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "I Kept My Distance"
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13. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: "Those Birds Flying Above Us"
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14. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act I: Night Chorus
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1. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: Hagar Chorus
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2. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "Come Here. Look."
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3. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "I've Never Been A Violent Man"
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4. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "You Are Always Complaining Of Your Suffering"
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5. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "I Must Have Been Hysterical"
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6. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "It Is As If Our Earthly Life Were Spent Miserably"
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7. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: Desert Chorus
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8. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "My One Consolation"
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9. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: Klinghoffer's Death
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10. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "Every Fifteen Minutes, One More Will Be Shot"
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11. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: Aria Of The Falling Body (Gymnopédie)
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12. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: Day Chorus
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13. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "Mrs. Klinghoffer, Please Sit Down."
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14. The Death Of Klinghoffer, Act II: "You Embraced Them!"
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1. Coast
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2. Disappointment Lake
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3. Tourist Song
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4. Tundra
5. Bump
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6. Cerulean
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7. Hoodoo Zephyr
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1. Chamber Symphony: I. Mongrel Airs
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2. Chamber Symphony: II. Aria With Walking Bass
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3. Chamber Symphony: III. Roadrunner
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4. Grand Pianola Music: Pt. Ia
5. Grand Pianola Music: Pt. Ib
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6. Grand Pianola Music: On The Dominant Divide
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DISC: 12
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1. Violin Concerto: I. Quarter Note = 78
2. Violin Concerto: II. Chaconne - "Body Through Which The Dream Flows"
3. Violin Concerto: III. Toccare
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4. Shaker Loops: I. Shaking And Trembling
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5. Shaker Loops: II. Hymning Slews
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6. Shaker Loops: III. Loops And Verses
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7. Shaker Loops: IV. A Final Shaking
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DISC: 13
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1. El Dorado: Pt. I. A Dream Of Gold
2. El Dorado: Pt. II. Soledades
3. Berceuse Elegiaque (Des Mannes Wiegenlied Am Sarge Seiner Mutter)
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4. The Black Gondola
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DISC: 14
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1. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Judah To Ocean
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2. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Toot Nipple
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3. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Dogjam
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4. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Pavane - She's So Fine
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5. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Rag The Bone
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6. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Habanera
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7. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Stubble Crotchet
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8. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Hammer And Chisel
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9. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Alligator Escalator
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10. John's Book Of Alleged Dances - Ständchen: The Little Serenade
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11. John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Judah To Ocean (Reprise)
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12. Gnarly Buttons: The Perilous Shore
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13. Gnarly Buttons: II. Hoe-Down (Mad Cow)
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14. Gnarly Buttons: III. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me
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DISC: 15
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1. I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky
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2. A Sermon On Romance
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3. Consuelo's Dream
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4. Mike's Song About Arresting A Particular Individual
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5. Tiffany's Solo
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6. Song About The On-Site Altercation
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7. Song About The Bad Boys And The News
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8. Your Honor My Client He's A Young Black Man
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9. Leila's Song: Alone (Again Or At Last)
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10. Three Weeks And Still I'm Outta My Mind
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11. Crushed By The Rock I Been Standing On
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12. Dewain's Song Of Liberation And Surprise
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13. ¡este Pais! / This Country
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14. One Last Look At The Angel In Your Eyes
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15. Finale
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DISC: 16
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1. Harmonium: I. Negative Love
2. Harmonium: II. Because I Could Not Stop For Death
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3. Harmonium: III. Wild Nights
DISC: 17
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1. Century Rolls: I. First Movement
2. Century Rolls: II. Manny's Gym
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3. Century Rolls: III. Hail Bop
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4. Lollapalooza
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5. Slonimsky's Earbox
DISC: 18
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1. El Niño: I Sing Of A Maiden
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2. El Niño: Hail Mary, Gracious!
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3. El Niño: La Annunciacion
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4. El Niño: For With God Nothing Shall Be Impossible
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5. El Niño: The Babe Leaped In Her Womb
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6. El Niño: Magnificat
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7. El Niño: Now She Was Sixteen Years Old
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8. El Niño: Joseph's Dream
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9. El Niño: Shake The Heavens
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10. El Niño: Se Habla De Gabriel
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11. El Niño: The Christmas Star
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DISC: 19
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1. El Niño: Pues Mi Dios Ha Nacido A Penar
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2. El Niño: When Herod Heard
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3. El Niño: Woe Unto Them That Call Evil Good
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4. El Niño: And The Star Went Before Them
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5. El Niño: The Three Kings
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6. El Niño: And When They Were Departed
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7. El Niño: Dawn Air
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8. El Niño: And He Slew All The Children
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9. El Niño: Memorial Del Tlateloloco
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10. El Niño: In The Day Of The Great Slaughter
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11. El Niño: Pues Esta Tiritando
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12. El Niño: Jesus And The Dragons
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13. El Niño: A Palm Tree
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DISC: 20
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1. Naïve And Sentimental Music: I. Naive And Sentimental Music
2. Naïve And Sentimental Music: II. Mother Of The Man
3. Naive And Sentimental Music: Pt. III - Chain To The Rhythm
DISC: 21
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1. Road Movies: I. Relaxed Groove
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2. Road Movies: II. Meditative
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3. Road Movies: III. 40% Swing
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4. Hallelujah Junction: 1st Movement
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5. Hallelujah Junction: 2nd Movement
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6. Hallelujah Junction: 3rd Movement
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7. China Gates
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8. American Berserk
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9. Phrygian Gates, Pt. 1
10. Phrygian Gates, Pt. 2 (A System Of Weights And Measures)
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11. Phrygian Gates, Pt. 3
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DISC: 22
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1. On The Transmigration Of Souls
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1. The Dharma At Big Sur, Pt. I: A New Day
2. The Dharma At Big Sur, Pt. II: Sri Moonshine
DISC: 24
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1. My Father Knew Charles Ives: I. Concord
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2. My Father Knew Charles Ives: II. The Lake
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3. My Father Knew Charles Ives: III. The Mountain
DISC: 25
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1. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 1: "Children, / I Want To Tell You A Story"
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2. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 1: "One Morning"
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3. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 1: Kumudha's Prayer
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4. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 2: “¡lindas Flores!”
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5. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 2: "Kumudha And Her Sister"
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6. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 3: Audience With The King
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7. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 3: "Mamá Mamá, ¿por Qué Nos Pegas?"
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8. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 4 - The Wedding: "Serving In Endless Bounty"
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9. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 4 - The Wedding: "They Brought Her To Me"
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10. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 4 - The Wedding: "Bride And Groom"
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11. A Flowering Tree, Act I, Scene 4 - The Wedding: "The Bride Sunk Her Face"
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1. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 1: Orchestral Prelude-"The King's Elder Daughter"
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2. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 2: "You Are Cruel"
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3. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 2: "Kumudha Once More"
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4. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 2: "Days Passed"
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5. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 3: "Before I Laughed With Him Nightly"
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6. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 4: "Kumudha And The Beggar Minstrels"
7. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 5: "We Had All But Forgotten You, Prince"
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8. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 5: The Prince Recognizes Kumudha
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9. A Flowering Tree, Act II, Scene 5: Kumudha's Final Transformation
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DISC: 27
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1. Doctor Atomic Symphony: I. The Laboratory
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2. Doctor Atomic Symphony: II. Panic
3. Doctor Atomic Symphony: III. Trinity
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4. Guide To Strange Places
DISC: 28
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1. Son Of Chamber Symphony I
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2. Son Of Chamber Symphony II
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3. Son Of Chamber Symphony III
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4. First Quartet I
5. First Quartet II
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DISC: 29
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1. City Noir: I. The City And Its Double
2. City Noir: II. The Song Is For You
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3. City Noir: III. Boulevard Night
4. Saxophone Concerto: I. Animato
5. Saxophone Concerto: I. (Cont'd.) Moderato
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6. Saxophone Concerto: II. Molto Vivo (A Hard Driving Pulse)
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DISC: 30
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1. Scheherazade 2: I. Tale Of The Wise Young Woman-Pursuit By The True Believers
2. Scheherazade 2: II. A Long Desire (Love Scene)
3. Scheherazade 2: III. Scheherazade And The Men With Beards
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4. Scheherazade 2: IV. Escape, Flight, Sanctuary
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DISC: 31
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1. Violin Concerto: I. Quarter-Note = 78
2. Violin Concerto: II. Chaconne - Body Through Which The Dream Flows
3. Violin Concerto: III. Toccare
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1. Doctor Atomic: Overture
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2. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "The End Of June 1945"
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3. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "First Of All, Let Me Say"
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4. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "We Surround The Plutonium Core"
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5. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "We Are Bedeviled By Faulty Detonators"
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6. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "Many Of Us Are Inclined To Say"
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7. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "The Nation's Fate..."
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8. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "This Is A Petition"
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9. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "What If It's A Dud?"
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10. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "The Test Must Go On As Scheduled"
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11. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 1: "No, Before The Bomb Is Used"
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12. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 2: "Am I In Your Light?"
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13. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 2: "Long Let Me Inhale, Deeply..."
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14. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 2: "The Motive Of It All Was Loneliness"
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15. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: Electrical Storm
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16. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "What The Hell Is Wrong With The Weather?"
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17. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "Five Hundred U.S. Superfortresses Are Raining Bombs"
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18. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "I'll Sign The Report, Sir"
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19. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "With Respect, Sir, Anyone With Two Good Eyes"
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20. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "I Have Been Preoccupied With Many Matters"
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21. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "Get Them Out Of Here. From Now On, I'm Making My Own Weather Predictions"
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22. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "General, You Are Bearing Up With Remarkable Fortitude"
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23. Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene 3: "Batter My Heart"
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1. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 1: "Easter Eve, 1945"
2. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 1: Interlude - Rain Over The Sangre De Cristo
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3. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 1: "In The North The Cloud-Flower Blossoms"
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6. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "To The Farthest West, The Sea And The Striped Country"
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7. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "A Delay In The Potsdam Ultimatum"
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9. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "I've Spent A Great Deal Of Time Indulging In Controlled Fantasies"
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10. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 2: "Edward, The Test Will Be Delayed An Hour"
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11. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: Panic
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13. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "To Keep The Weakness Secret"
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14. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "I Just Finished Reading The Magic Mountain"
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15. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "The Winter Dawned, But The Dead Did Not Come Back"
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16. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "And Love, Which Contains All Human Spirit"
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17. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: "The Only Saviors Are The Ham Sandwiches"
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18. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 3: Chorus - "At The Sight Of This"
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19. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "Lieutenant Bush, Keep A Weather Eye On Oppenheimer"
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20. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "To What Benevolent Demon Do I Owe The Joy Of Being Thus Surrounded"
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21. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "That's Their Signal!"
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22. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "The Sky Is Clear To The East"
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23. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "In The Midnight, In The Flame-Brilliant Midnight"
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24. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: "Zero Minus Two Minutes"
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25. Doctor Atomic, Act II, Scene 4: Countdown
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1. I Still Play
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2. Scratchband

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This 40-CD Box Set is an unprecedented comprehensive set that includes all of the composer's recorded works spanning 4 decades through 2020. The release includes two extensive booklets containing new essays and notes by Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Robert Hurwitz, Nico Muhly, and Jake Wilder-Smith.

While Nonesuch recordings comprise thirty-five of the forty discs in Collected Works, the set also includes recordings from other labels, including: the Los Angeles Philharmonic's recordings of The Gospel According to the Other Mary and Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, with Yuja Wang, on Deutsche Grammophon; a recording by Christina and Michelle Naughton of Roll Over Beethoven on Warner Classics; and the San Francisco Symphony's recordings of Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music. The Berlin Philharmonic's recording of Harmonielehre, conducted by Adams, is the final CD in the set, serving as the bookend to the piece's first recording, by the San Francisco Symphony led by Edo de Waart on Nonesuch that is the first disc of the set.

His music is both lush and austere, grand and precise. To make an analogy to two poets whose work he has set to music, it's Walt Whitman on the one hand and Emily Dickinson on the other. -New York Times

John Adams is one of America's most admired and respected composers. A musician of enormous range and technical command, he has produced works, both operatic and symphonic, that stand out among all contemporary classical music for the depth of their expression, the brilliance of their sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. His music has played a decisive role in turning the tide of musical aesthetics away from the theoretical principles of European modernism toward a more expansive and expressive language, so characteristic of his New World surroundings.

John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of music. Long embraced by the world's leading orchestras and conductors, instrumental soloists and singers, choreographers and opera directors, his works are among the most performed of all contemporary classical music. Early in his career, Adams was composer-in-residence of the San Francisco Symphony (1982-85), and creator of the orchestra's highly successful and controversial New and Unusual Music series. Many of his landmark orchestral works were written for and premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, including Harmonium (1981), Grand Pianola Music (1982), Harmonielehre (1985), and Absolute Jest (2012).In 1985, Adams began a collaboration with stage director Peter Sellars that has resulted in more than three decades of groundbreaking operas and oratorios: Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991), both to libretti by Alice Goodman; El Niño (2000), Doctor Atomic (2005); A Flowering Tree (2006); The Gospel According to the Other Mary (2012); and Girls of the Golden West (2017).Since 2009 Adams has held the position of Creative Chair with the Los Angeles Philharmonic where he has been instrumental in the success of that orchestra's highly creative Green Umbrella new music series.

Awards:

  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition (Nixon in China, 1989)
  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition (El Dorado, 1998)
  • Grammy Award for Best Classical Album (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2005)
  • Pulitzer Prize for Music (On the Transmigration of Souls, 2003)

JOHN ADAMS / COLLECTED WORKS - 40-CD Box Set

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