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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thursday Music Link
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking out for the police.
John Adams: I was looking at the ceiling, and then I saw the sky
I went to see this at the Theatre Royal Stratford on Tuesday. It's not Adams' greatest hour, frankly - he's trying to blend minimalism with West Side Story and it doesn't really work. I think the problem is a) very compromised instrumentation with too many piano-and-bass-guitar passages that sound like a church youth group, and b) very, very misguided attempts to bring the funk, including a surprising number of occasions where the priapic black preacher character disco-dances and where I found myself thinking "out of context and to an unsympathetic critic, this could come over as being rather too close to minstrelsy". But, a John Adams piece is always worth a trip to the end of the DLR for, and the opening number linked above is sublime.
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