Music of Ansel Adams: America

May 1, 2012 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 1, 2012
  • Label: BCM&D Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Temple University Symphony Orchestra
  • Total Length: 22:53
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  • ASIN: B008R509R4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,584 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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It was a wonderful performance.
Richard A Metcalf
I just hope that someone will eventually record the video and music portions together for release on a DVD.
jrw
Chris and Dave wrote a beautiful tribute to another great artist.
60's hippie girl

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Steve Ramm TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 17, 2012
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I had the privilege of being at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia's Kimmel Center in March 2010 to hear the second performance of this 22 ˝-minute work. (It premiered tw0 months earlier at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.). While the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, for which Arts patron Susan Carson (a Temple alumna) comissioned the piece, performed the score, over 100 photographs by legendary photographer Ansel Adams were projected on a screen above the stage. The music matched perfectly and was Americana at its best. Of course it had two of America's best jazz composers as the source of the music. While it was primarily Chris Brubeck who did much of the work, he father - somewhat frail at the time - worked with Chris. Ironically the day this album received a Grammy nomination, Dave Brubeck died. This will probably be considered his last gift to the music world.

Though the Brubecks are most often considered jazz artists, remember the Dave was a student of Darius Milhaud. Photographer Adams was - like Brubeck - from Northern California and was also training to be a pianist.

Imagine being a Temple University music student and being given the opportunity to record a world premiere recording of a piece by such esteemed composers and being nominated for a Grammy? Each of the students listed in the CD booklet is, I'm sure, proud of their efforts. And they should be.

After the piece was performed in Philly I asked Chris if it would be released on CD or, better yet, on a DVD with the music cued to the Adams photos. He wasn't aware of a pending release. Now that it is out - on Temple's own label - I find that the package contains not even one of Adams' photos.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jrw on December 19, 2012
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This is an excellent piece of music from the creative minds of Chris Brubeck and his late father, Dave. It was composed to accompany a series of classic photographs by Ansel Adams. If you ever have the chance to experience the audio/visual performance as I have, you will appreciate the music even more. However, the music still manages to stand on its own. I just hope that someone will eventually record the video and music portions together for release on a DVD.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nerak on December 8, 2012
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outstanding recording....a must have for anyone who enjoys the Brubeck sound. The quality of the recording is simply outstanding with terrific playing.
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REALLY FINE MUSIC, BUT TOO LITTLE OF IT. AFTER 22+ MINUTES ALL I WANTED WAS MORE.I HOPE THERE IS MORE OF THIS IN THE VAULTS!!>
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