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Rarely has the emotionally loaded aspect of the work been so revealed.
This CD is a collection of some of the greatest pieces of contemporary classical music by one of the world's greatest living classical composers.
The others are merely attempts to either recapture this one's moment or just trying to find another formula that will resonate as well.
Adams "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" is what I would call a contemporary music mega-hit! Would love to hear it live sometime soon!Published 7 months ago by Andy CJ
I bought this just recently, to replace the copy that I'd worn out, and I highly recommend it. I find the music on this recording so invigorating, motivating, and yet kind of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by AvalonM
THIS CD IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. HIS MUSIC IS QUITE DIFFERENT - MODERN BUT NOT UNLISTENABLE. IT KIND OF GROWS ON YOU. I LIKE THE CD.Published 18 months ago by victor
While I don't have to be able to whistle music I've heard in order to enjoy it, I have difficulty connecting with many modern pieces and just can't find the corresponding mood the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by G. S. Tipsword
This is perhaps my initial introduction into the world of composer John Adams. I had heard one song or another on the VH1 series that showcased this type of music back in 1988. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by MetalMX
If anyone retains a worshipful inclination to machines, espec. to trains, she/he will be astounded by the beauty of this John Adams re-incarnation of such blessings. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by F. Mckenney
The first three tracks of this recording comprise "Harmonielehre," and they are considered to be among the best music John Adams has written. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by C. One
Brilliant orchestral sound. John Adams, composer of Nixon in China, may be the best contemporary American composer of serious music. Read morePublished on May 3, 2011 by John H. Boulet Jr.
This guy wishes he was Philip Glass or Steve Reich. He tries to be a modern composer but just doesn't come up with stuff that is that interesting. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Roland