JOHN ADAMS (b.1947): China Gates, Phrygian Gates, American Berserk, Halleluiah Junction (w/Sandra van Veen [second piano].

Catalogue Number: 02T059

Label: Brilliant Classics

Reference: 95388

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Both written in 1977, Phrygian Gates and its briefer pendant or companion, China Gates, were game‐changers for the course of Adams’s music. Phrygian Gates is a broad monolithic arch, roughly 24 minutes long, which is built upon a plan that resembles the classic ‘tour’ of the twelve keys, while entirely confined to the Lydian and Phrygian modes of ancient music. From almost 20 years later, Hallelujah Junction takes a fifteen-minute tour d’horizon of Adams’s own journey as a composer: at first ingeniously Minimalist, growing into a Romantic central section before coming around to a jazzy conclusion of unstoppable momentum. American Berserk (2001) sounds more ‘modern’ still, but its rhythmic complexities look back to American masters such as Ives and Nancarrow. Jeroen van Veen (piano).

Search:

Login:
(requires cookies enabled)

E-mail:
Password:

Register:
Need to register? Click here.

Cart:
(requires cookies enabled)

Your cart is currently empty.