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This work requires additional technological components and/or amplification.

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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


World Premiere
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford, CA
Alarm Will Sound / Alan Pierson
Repertoire Note

The electronic elements of this work may be licensed from RealTime Solutions or ordered directly from Boosey & Hawkes. Contact the Boosey & Hawkes Rental Library for more information.

Press Quotes

“This 25-minute opus bursts with technical prowess and cogent wit."
San Francisco Chronicle

"Son is as difficult as his original chamber symphony, if not more so. The first movement sets out to the accompaniment of a rhythmic motif lifted from the Scherzo of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, then nervously yet confidently scurries all over the place, changing meters all the time. Absorbing its interesting details will require many listenings. The last movement is one of those Adams bucking-bronco blastoffs, riveting and full of surprises."
Los Angeles Times

Recommended Recording

International Contemporary Ensemble / John Adams
Nonesuch 523014

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