Described as "virtuosic goofy music," the Chamber Symphony of American composer John Adams (b. 1947) stirs up an earful of layered tunes and textures that bounce and skitter like the soundtrack of a classic cartoon. Dense with beautiful tunes and a brilliant construction, Adams' Chamber Symphony is one of the great works of the late 20th century.
Mozart's Symphony No. 39 may be an old friend to many classical music lovers but familiarity does not diminish the breadth and sweep of this grand and intense work.
John ADAMS: Chamber Symphony
I. Mongrel Airs
II. Aria with a Walking Bass
W.A. MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major
I. Adagio. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegretto. Trio. Menuetto
Teddy Abrams, conductor
THE BROWN-FORMAN FOUNDATION ORCHESTRA SERIES