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John Adams: Roll Over Beethoven [download] – LSO Live

John Adams: Roll Over Beethoven [download]

  • Release date: 15 February 2019
    LSO5086-DS | 0822231508632

    24 bit 96 kHz FLAC or 320 kbps MP3

    Producer: Simon Rhodes
    Engineering: Neil Hutchinson
    Recorded live in DSD 128FS at LSO St Luke's, London
    1 - 11 March 2018

£4.99

LSO Percussion Ensemble


A duo of pianists from the London Symphony Orchestra’s percussion ensemble present the world premiere recording of Roll Over Beethoven by John Adams.

Roll Over Beethoven pays homage to the electric vitality of Beethoven’s intensely physical, expressive world, and takes fragments from his Diabelli Variations and the Piano Sonata Opus 110 and transforms them in the unique black box of Adams’ own musical language. In only twenty short minutes, Adams manages to generate an absorbing structure that, in his words, ‘takes these tiny musical fractals through a grand tour of a harmonic and rhythmic hall of mirrors.’


Composer   John Adams
Performers   LSO Percussion Ensemble, Philip Moore, Joseph Havlat

Track list
1. I. Allegro molto
2. II. Andantino

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