Sounding The Century - Performance On 3

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Inventing America19981130

American composer John Adams visits Britain to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in a blockbusting programme of his own music, as part of the Barbican Centre's `Inventing America' season. Highlights from Adams's second opera, `The Death of Klinghoffer' are complemented by a new piano concerto written for Emanuel Ax. The work is inspired by the sound of music on 1920s piano rolls. Given earlier this month in the Barbican, London. Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Jeremy White (bass), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/John Adams. John Adams: The Death of Klinghoffer (excerpts); Century Rolls (first UK performance).