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Playing: Fantasy for piano (D.760) in C major "Wandererfantasie" by Franz Schubert
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Wide Open Spaces

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 September 2012

Donald Macleod's guest this week, John Adams, has said of his music that 'in a sense, all of my pieces are travel pieces - it's the way I experience musical form'. Today, the composer talks about some of his journeys in sound, about comparisons that have been made between himself and Copland, and about the health of American contemporary music. And we hear a piece named after an actual truck stop high up in the Sierra Nevada in California: Hallelujah Junction.

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9 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    John Adams Road movies for violin and piano

    Performer: John NOVACEK (1964) - Piano Performer: Leila JOSEFOWICZ - Violin

    Nonesuch, 7559-79699 2, -2

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    John Adams Hallelujah junction for two pianos

    Performer: Nicolas HODGES - Piano Performer: Rolf HIND - Piano

    nonesuch, 7559-79699, -4

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    John Adams Fearful symmetries

    Conductor: John ADAMS (1947) Performer: St Luke's Orchestra

    Nonesuch, 7559-794532

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    00:02

    John Adams Road Movies mvt 2: Meditative

    Nonesuch

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    00:11

    John Adams Hallelujah Junction

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  • Image for John Adams
    00:30

    John Adams Fearful Symmetries

    Nonesuch

  • Image for John Adams
    00:05

    John Adams Road Movies mvt 2: Meditative

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    00:14

    John Adams Hallelujah Junction

    Nonesuch

  • Image for John Adams
    00:33

    John Adams Fearful Symmetries

    Nonesuch

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