After dedicating two notable Portraits recordings to Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt, Angèle Dubeau now turns her attention to the world of John Adams, perhaps the most fundamentally American of contemporary composers.
Après avoir consacré deux enregistrements remarqués à Philip Glass et Arvo Pärt, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà aborde aujourd’hui l’univers de John Adams, peut-être bien le plus foncièrement américain des compositeurs contemporains.
Selections:Road Movies for violin and piano1. I: Relaxed Groove2. II: Meditative3. III: 40% Swing
Shaker Loops for string septet4. I. Shaking and Trembling5. II. Hymning Slews6. III. Loops and Verses7. IV. A Final Shaking
John’s Book of Alleged Dances for String Quartet8. Judah to Ocean9. Dogjam10. Rag the Bone11. Habanera12. Hammer & Chisel13. Ständchen : The Little Serenade
From the Artist
“Just like the music of Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt, John Adams’ music speaks to me. Bearing a particular imprint, it is music that captivates me, a complex creation but without the artifice of a composer who is becoming or has become history. I wanted also to propose compelling works, with different ensembles, like a musical portrait for my instrument.
I like its haunting rhythm, its communicative and frenetic energy, wondering where I might cast the anchor. I always enjoy working, polishing and refining the tone colours of music and La Pietà gives me the instrument, the possibility to shape this sound texture. Here, John Adams’ music has inspired me, like a prism of colour and light.
In this musical visit, I have expressed my desire to go beyond, to grant myself an adrenaline rush called challenge. Truly, playing this music requires daring. This could be my most ambitious project with La Pietà! Here is John Adams - Portrait: Happy listening!” Angèle Dubeau