Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary (CD)


John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Felix, Berkeley 09/09/2014

So far, my best find of 2014. This oratorio composed by John Adams and created by Peter Sellars is a combination of passages from the New Testament alongside modern day text, with the most moving parts written by prominent women writers.


03/03/2014

Adams's self-described "architectonic" post-minimalist pseudo-romantic compositions have always been natural vehicles for emotions built on a similar scale and with a similar methodology. In capturing historical events and the emotional networks with which they intersect, his layered compositions, now parallel, now intersecting, become stunning representations of the intersecting economies at the conceptual and narrative heart of his work. In his latest piece, a sort of follow up to his Nativity oratorio, El Nino, Adams returns to the broadly biblical, extrapolating the narratives circulating around Christ without the presence of the man himself. Explicitly a work about women and the injustices they experience, TGATTOM is a massive undertaking and Dudamel and his orchestra attack it with the fervor it deserves. Especially interesting is its central inclusion of the cimbalom, a roughly 600 year old hammered dulcimer, which cuts through the stratified melodies, rhythms, and narratives in a way that recalls a particularly cutting piano.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
Scene 1
1.
The next day in the city jail we were searched for drugs
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
2.
Now a certain woman named Martha welcomed him into her house
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 2
3.
And she had a sister named Mary
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
4.
I am surprised that I am beginning to pray daily
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
5.
Chorus: En un día de amor
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 3
6.
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
7.
Lazarus dies
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
8.
Why standest thou afar off, Lord?
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
9.
In my own quietly explosive here
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
10.
Don t touch my left arm!
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 4
11.
When Mary was come where Jesus was
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
12.
Jesus said, Take ye away the stone
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
13.
Lazarus rises from the dead
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
14.
Chorus: Drop down, ye heavens
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
15.
Supper at Bethany
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
16.
For the grave cannot praise thee
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
17.
Mary washes the feet of Jesus
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 5
18.
And there were some who had indignation within themselves
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
19.
We know there will be no utopias
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
20.
Tell me: How is this night different from all other night?
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Chorus: Who rips his flesh down the seams
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 1
2.
Arrest of Jesus
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 2
3.
Arrest of the Women
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
4.
Up at two A.M., picketed all day...
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
5.
The said defendants, on or about August 2nd
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
6.
Prayer of the Mexican women
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
7.
Golgotha
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
8.
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
9.
Now there stood at the cross of Jesus...
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
10.
When Jesus saw his mother...
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
11.
Night
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
12.
His son cried out to him...
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 5
13.
The Sepulchre; Marys awakening
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
14.
Mary awakes at dawn
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
15.
Chorus: It is spring
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
Scene 6
16.
Earthquake and Recognition
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic
17.
Why seek ye the living among the dead?
John Adams , Gustavo Dudamel , Los Angeles Philharmonic

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