℗ ℗ 2013 Chandos

Adams: Harmonielehre - Doctor Atomic Symphony - Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian

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Doctor Atomic Symphony  
I. The Laboratory
John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian
II. Panic
John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian
III. Trinity
John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian
I. —
John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian
II. The Anfortas Wound
John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian
III. Meister Eckhardt and Quackie
John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:32
“... a powerful and exciting programme ... a fine release ... it is good to have these pieces together on a single disc ..."
- MusicWeb International

"This spectacular release is perhaps the perfect introduction to those who do not already know the music of John Adams ... can stand toe-to-toe with the best ... highest recommendation."
- Fanfare

Peter Oundjian and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra tackle two seminal works by American composer John Adams. Harmonielehre, a symphony in all but name, is an expansive, richly expressive and often breathtaking work. Heard throughout the score are echoes of Mahler, Wagner, Strauss, Sibelius, Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. The Doctor Atomic Symphony, based on Adams’s controversial opera of the same name, focuses on the preparations for the first test of the atomic bomb. Also featured on the album is Adams’s energetic fanfare Short Ride in a Fast Machine.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow; 10 and 11 February 2013 (Harmonielehre) and
30 April 2013 (other works)
Recording producer: Brian Pidgeon
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Editor: Ben Connellan
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: Illustration by George Bryan Ward
Back cover: Photograph of Peter Oundjian by Sian Richards
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Publishers: Associated Music Publishers, Inc., New York (Harmonielehre), Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd (other works)

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