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John Adams: Absolute Jest

Orli Shaham (piano) & Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Synergy Vocals, San Francisco Symphony & St. Lawrence String Quartet, Michael Tilson Thomas & John Adams

Here is wit, rough passion, gravity and playfulness...the dialogue between the St Lawrence String Quartet and the San Francisco Orchestra is brilliantly cogent and clear. Absolute Jest is a bravura... More…



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Adams, J: Absolute Jest

Work length25:39
  • St Lawrence String Quartet, San Francisco Symphony
  • Michael Tilson Thomas

I. Beginning

Track length10:35

II. Presto

Track length3:30

III. Lo stesso tempo

Track length1:07

IV. Meno mosso

Track length3:18

V. Vivacissimo

Track length1:49

VI. Prestissimo

Track length5:20

Adams, J: Grand Pianola Music

Work length31:48
Album only
  • Marc-André Hamelin, Orli Shaham
  • Synergy Vocals, San Francisco Symphony
  • John Adams

Part 1

Track length15:23
Album only

Part 1 - Slow

Track length7:46

Part II - On the Dominant Divide

Track length8:39