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This opera is adapted from an Indian folktale and poetry translated by A.K. Ramanujan. This folktale is in the Hindu tradition and thus we are not surprised Shiva is invoked, in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
John Adams continues to explore innovative musical ideas, tying them to political and philosophical themes, and has become America's favorite contemporary composer. Read morePublished on May 16, 2009 by Grady Harp
I saw this in San Francisco and was very impressed with the music, staging, and lighting. The Balinese dancers that shadowed the story as acted and sung by the singers, the use of... Read morePublished on March 18, 2009 by Christopher Beecroft
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A Flowering Tree isn't John Adams's best opera, but it's certainly better than Dr. Atomic (though the Atomic Symphony is pretty good). Read morePublished on January 3, 2009 by Michael Suh
It seems like every note and word John Adams writes and speaks is picked up and spread around and endlessly discussed and listened to. Read morePublished on December 20, 2008 by Mr. Kurt O. Richards
Flowering Tree (2 CD) I found that this two CD piece of music very disappointing. I thought it boring and unmelodious, and to have to listen to two CD's was over the top...D.S. Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by David S. Yalden