John Adams conducts John Adams at Musikfest Berlin
Photo: Margaretta Mitchell
John Adams is considered one of the most prominent composers of minimal music – though he repeatedly breaks up their aesthetics with a decidedly sonorous, sometimes almost late Romantic musical language. John Adams, who in this season is the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Composer in Residence, gives his debut as conductor of the orchestra at this concert. The programme consists of his famous Harmonielehre and the violin concerto Scheherazade.2. The soloist is Leila Josefowicz.
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Harmonielehre for orchestra
Scheherazade.2, Dramatic Symphony for violin and orchestra German Première
Leila Josefowicz Violin
John Adams in conversation with Sarah Willis