Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish Orch., Peter Oundjian – John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music – Absolute Jest (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish Orch., Peter Oundjian – John Adams: Naïve and Sentimental Music – Absolute Jest (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:19 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
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Absolute Jest, written in 2011 and revised a little later, is one of John Adams’s most irresistible works. The composer borrows liberally from Beethoven, from the quartets but also the Ninth Symphony, to distil a furious, sumptuously-orchestrated score – alongside a solo string quartet, which could render the work a sort of concerto, Adams has added a harp and a piano, both tuned according to the meantone temperament, a way of blending tones and sounds together – which is rich in allusions (“tattoos”, in Adams’s phrase) to Ludwig van. The final movement, however, makes no bones about its debt to Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. Highly original, Absolute Jest was written for Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Orchestra (a Qobuzissime of summer 2015), but the evidence is that every new performance uncovers new facets of the work. The same applies to Naïve and Sentimental Music, written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic (and there exists a superb recording of it, by Salonen with Nonesuch); note though that the score is neither naïve nor sentimental, but ferocious and original; the title is surely a borrowing from Schiller (Über naive und sentimentalische Dichtung), which classified Shakespeare and Homer as “naïve” poets. Among some slightly unusual sounds, the listener will note an electric guitar and a piano linked to a sampler…

Tracklist:
1. Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Absolute Jest: Beginning (10:36)
2. Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Absolute Jest: Presto (03:36)
3. Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Absolute Jest: Lo stesso tempo (01:08)
4. Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Absolute Jest: Meno mosso (03:19)
5. Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Absolute Jest: Vivacissimo (01:55)
6. Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Absolute Jest: Prestissimo (04:49)
7. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Naïve and Sentimental Music: I. Naïve and Sentimental Music (18:50)
8. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Naïve and Sentimental Music: II. Mother of the Man (15:48)
9. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian – Naïve and Sentimental Music: III. Chain to the Rhythm (11:18)

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