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John Adams at 70

The Britten Sinfonia in a John Adams 70th birthday concert at the Barbican. Adams: Chamber Symphony; Grand Pianola Music. Timo Andres: Steady Hand. Glass: Music in Similar Motion.

Andrew McGregor introduces a concert given by the Britten Sinfonia from the Barbican, as part of the John Adams at 70 celebrations.

John Adams: Chamber Symphony
Timo Andres: Steady Hand for two pianos and orchestra (world premiere)
Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion*
John Adams: Grand Pianola Music

Timo Andres and David Kaplan pianos
Britten Sinfonia
*Britten Sinfonia Academy
Synergy Vocals
Benjamin Shwartz conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • John Adams

      Chamber symphony

      Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Benjamin Shwartz.
    • Timo Andres

      Steady Hand - concerto for 2 pianos

      Performer: David Kaplan. Performer: Timo Andres. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Benjamin Shwartz.
  • Interval

    • Conlon Nancarrow

      Study for Player Piano no.48c

      Performer: Ampico Player Piano Mechanism.
      • Player Piano 7.
      • MDG - SCENE.
      • 12.
  • Part 2

    • Philip Glass

      Music in similar motion

      Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia Academy. Conductor: Benjamin Shwartz.
    • John Adams

      Grand pianola music

      Performer: David Kaplan. Performer: Timo Andres. Choir: Synergy Vocals. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Benjamin Shwartz.
  • Post-concert

    • Aaron Copland

      Sextet for clarinet, piano and string quartet

      Performer: Corinne Stillwell. Performer: Pamela Ryan. Ensemble: Enhake.
      • Gulfstream: American Chamber Music.
      • Naxos.
      • 7.
    • Leonard Bernstein

      Piano Trio

      Ensemble: Seattle Chamber Music Society.
      • American Chamber Music.
      • Onyx.
      • 5.

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