Happy Birthday, Johnny!

It is our favorite yard worker’s birthday today, so I hope you’re all celebrating accordingly, i.e. listening to all his works on repeat, or, more preferably, doing a one-person production of I Was Looking at the Ceiling And Then I Saw the Sky, like I am.

||: Cheers! :||

John Adams - Act II, Scene 3: "To keep the weakness secret"

"To keep the weakness secret" from Act II of Doctor Atomic.

Alan Gilbert conducts Sasha Cooke, Gerald Finley, Meredith Arwady, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

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John Adams - Comments

Hey guys, remember that time I said I was going to post more of his instrumental music and then didn’t? Well never fear, followers of FYJ(C)A, for that time has now come.

Over the next few days, I’m going to be posting the premiere of Adams’ new Saxophone Concerto, with Adams conducting Timothy McAllister and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. To kick things off, here is a clip of his comments before the performance.

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John Adams - Act Two, Scene Four


An excerpt from Act Two, Scene Four of “The Gospel According to the Other Mary” by John Adams.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Kelley O’Connor as Mary Magdalene, with Russell Thomas as Lazarus. 

Ash to ash you say.

I know different.

I will not stop burning.

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