John Adams' Harmonium - La Jolla Symphony and Chorus

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The 1981 premiere of John Adams' "Harmonium" signaled the arrival of a major new talent. A "choral symphony" based on poems by John Donne and Emily Dickinson, this piece marked Adams' pursuit of a new path as a composer, one that employed some of the techniques of minimalism in service of a new harmonic language. Series: "La Jolla Symphony & Chorus" [Show ID: 35504]

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