Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

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Album-Release:
2014

HRA-Release:
11.03.2014

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • ACT I SCENE 1: JAIL / HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY
  • 1The Next Day In The City Jail We Were Searched For Drugs04:09
  • 2Now A Certain Woman Named Martha Welcomed Him Into Her House02:44
  • ACT I SCENE 2: MARY
  • 3And She Had A Sister Named Mary01:41
  • 4I Am Surprised That I Am Beginning To Pray Daily03:26
  • 5Chorus - En un dia de amor04:17
  • ACT I SCENE 3: LAZARUS
  • 6Now A Certain Man Was Sick, Named Lazarus04:01
  • 7Lazarus Dies02:04
  • 8Why Standest Thou Afar Off, Lord?02:27
  • 9In My Own Quietly Explosive Here02:51
  • 10Don’t Touch My Left Arm!01:51
  • 11When Mary Was Come Where Jesus Was03:42
  • 12Jesus Said, Take Ye Away The Stone01:52
  • 13Lazarus Rises From The Dead04:19
  • 14Chorus - Drop Down, Ye Heavens03:08
  • ACT I SCENE 4: SUPPER AT BETHANY
  • 15Supper At Bethany00:43
  • 16For The Grave Cannot Praise Thee06:39
  • 17Mary Washes The Feet Of Jesus04:46
  • ACT I SCENE 5: PASSOVER
  • 18And There Were Some Who Had Indignation Within Themselves01:40
  • 19We Know There Will Be No Utopias05:20
  • 20Tell Me - How Is This Night Different From All Other Night?09:29
  • ACT II
  • 21Chorus - Who Rips His Flesh Down The Seams03:49
  • ACT II SCENE 1: POLICE RAID
  • 22Arrest Of Jesus05:40
  • ACT II SCENE 2: ARREST OF THE WOMEN
  • 23Arrest Of The Women02:26
  • 24Up At Two A.M., Picketed All Day01:29
  • 25The Said Defendants, On Or About August 2nd02:54
  • 26Prayer Of The Mexican Women03:02
  • ACT II SCENE 3: GOLGOTHA
  • 27Golgotha06:14
  • 28Daughters Of Jerusalem, Weep Not For Me03:03
  • 29Now There Stood At The Cross Of Jesus01:27
  • 30When Jesus Saw His Mother02:13
  • ACT II SCENE 4: NIGHT
  • 31Night07:35
  • 32His Son Cried Out To Him01:32
  • ACT II SCENE 5: BURIAL / SPRING
  • 33The Sepulchre - Mary’s Awakening04:35
  • 34Mary Awakes At Dawn02:08
  • 35Chorus - It Is Spring04:02
  • ACT II SCENE 6: EARTHQUAKE AND RECOGNITION
  • 36Earthquake And Recognition03:18
  • 37Why Seek Ye The Living Among The Dead?06:25
  • Total Runtime02:13:01

Info for Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary

World Premiere Recording Of John Adams’ ‘21st Century Masterpiece’. A timely, controversial work of grand proportions, The Gospel According To The Other Mary is a new, full-scale reimagining of the Bach oratorio from composer John Adams and iconoclast writer/director Peter Sellars.

Adams and Sellars’ previous collaborations included Nixon In China, the most-performed American opera since Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Dr. Atomic, an opera about the invention of the atomic bomb.

Focusing on the often marginalised perspectives of Mary Magdalene and Martha, ‘The Gospel According To The Other Mary’ sets Biblical characters and events, including the resurrection of Lazarus and the passion of Christ, in a powerfully political, contemporary light.

As with the nativity oratorio El Niño (a response to Handel’s Messiah), and the opera Dr. Atomic, the libretto hsd been assembled by Peter Sellars, who has interwoven events from the New and Old Testaments with poetry reflecting themes of faith and liberation from the 12th Century mystic Hildegard von Bingen, to the 20th Century Mexican feminist poet Rosario Castellanos.

This World Premiere recording, featuring the original cast, was made in Disney Hall, Los Angeles, at performances staged by Peter Sellars - with soloists, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

A champion of contemporary music and social engagement through art, Gustavo Dudamel commissioned ‘The Gospel…’, together with the LA Phil, as part of a long-standing creative relationship with John Adams.

This important DG release marks the 5th Anniversary of Gustavo Dudamel’s appointment as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the 10th Anniversary of the LA Phil’s home, Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Packaging: the 2 CD set will come in a digisleeve with a booklet of c. 100 pages. It will contain an introduction by the composer and a synopsis by Peter Sellars in English; plus the libretto in the original languages (English and Spanish) with English translations of the Spanish texts.

„Miracles are violent and terrifying, with the resurrection of Lazarus (heroic Russell Thomas) a rehearsal for Christ's resurrection. Mezzosoprano Kelley O'Connor is an impactful Magdalene -- unruly, extravagantly passionate. Contralto Tamara Mumford has mesmerising beauty and depth of tone. Under Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic play with blistering force . . .“ (Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine)

„. . . one of the most striking of his recent works . . . the strengths of the score emerge powerfully. With a trio of countertenors delivering the narrative like evangelists, and a scattering of solo arias and choruses, the parallels with Bach's passions are clear, but [Adams has created his own synthesis] . . . unlike anything else in the choral repertoire.“ (Andrew Clements, The Guardian)

Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Recorded in Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/2013
Engineered by Enno Mäemets
Editing by Alexander Feucht, Friedemann Engelbrecht
Mix and Mastering by Wolfgang Schiefermair
Produced by Friedemann Engelbrecht (Teldex Studio Berlin)

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