Meet The Composer: Splitting Adams (2017)
Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson (narrator & conductor)
Nadia Sirota (narrator), John Adams (narrator), Walter Frisch (narrator)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:27
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Cantaloupe | # CA21128
Conceived and realized in partnership with Q2 Music’s Peabody award-winning podcast Meet the Composer, Splitting Adams is Alarm Will Sound’s tribute to American composer John Adams, and in particular to his works Chamber Symphony (1992) and Son of Chamber Symphony (2007). Presented with commentary tracks from MTC’s host Nadia Sirota, Alarm Will Sound’s artistic director Alan Pierson, and the composer himself, the podcast-plus-performance conveys a rare sense of interaction for the listener; not only does the music, rendered in all its lush detail by the 17 musicians in AWS, capture and connect the long trajectory between the two works, but the commentary also shines a revealing light on the story behind the music.