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Morning Concert:
John Adams 40th Birthday Celebration

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 169 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

This three hour special "Marathon Mornings" program features Charles Amirkhanian interviewing John Adams on the occasion of his fortieth birthday. Along with an in-depth interview about his compositions, collaborators, and work as composer in residence with the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart, Charles and Mr. Adams do some wonderful KPFA subscription plugs. The program features several shorter works, and full presentations of Mr. Adams' recordings with the SF Symphony of "Shaker Loops," "The Chairman Dances" from the opera Nixon in China, and "Harmonielehre."

Part 1 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Grand Pianola Music [excerpt] (1981-82) -- Tromba Lontana (1985) -- Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986) -- The Chairman Dances (1985)
Performers:  Solisti New York (Pianola)
Ransom Wilson, conductor (Pianola)
Alan Feinberg, piano (Pianola)
Ursala Oppens, piano (Pianola)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Tromba ; Chairman)
Edo de Waart, conductor (Tromba ; Chairman)
Glenn Fischthal, trumpet (Tromba)
Laurie McGaw, trumpet (Tromba)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music
Subject:  Adams, John, 1947-; Dresher, Paul; 20th century classical; Orchestral music; Choruses (Women's voices) with instrumental ensemble; Fanfares; Composers -- California ; Foxtrots; Minimal music
People:  Adams, John, 1947-; Amirkhanian, Charles; Wilson, Ransom; Feinberg, Alan; Oppens, Ursula; De Waart, Edo
Recording Date:  2/19/1987
First Broadcast Date:  2/19/1987
 
Part 2 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Shaker Loops (1978)
Performers:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music
Subject:  Adams, John, 1947-; 20th century classical; Orchestral music; String orchestra music
People:  Adams, John, 1947-; Amirkhanian, Charles; De Waart, Edo
Recording Date:  2/19/1987
First Broadcast Date:  2/19/1987
 
Part 3 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Harmonielehre (1984"85)
Performers:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music
Subject:  Adams, John, 1947-; 20th century classical; Orchestral music; Composers; Symphony orchestras
People:  Adams, John, 1947-; Amirkhanian, Charles; De Waart, Edo
Recording Date:  2/19/1987
First Broadcast Date:  2/19/1987
 
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