The wound-dresser (1988): john adams's setting of walt whitman's 1865 poem of the same title, which whitman wrote after visiting wounded soldiers during the american civil war the piece is scored for baritone voice, two flutes (or two piccolos), two oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, two bassoons, two horns, trumpet (or piccolo tpt), timpani, synthesizer, and strings.
Adams, however, has recreated the rhythms of whitman’s wound-dresser so that the poem retains its integrity: the music enhances and deepens, rather than distorts, whitman’s lines for example, a phrase like “but a day or two more” becomes two sixteenth notes, a triplet, and a half note ( ), with a slight melodic rise on “day or two” to reflect that of the spoken phrase. The john adams edition works by john adams, composer in residence with the berliner philharmoniker in the 2016 / 2017 season harmonielehre john adams conductor short ride in a fast machine the wound-dresser cd 3 & 4 the gospel according to the other mary 2 video blu-ray discs.
Baritone thomas hampson joins alan gilbert and the orchestra on the europe / winter 2010 tour for john adams's the wound-dresser, a powerful and poignant setting of whitman texts, here performed at the. The wound-dresser is a setting of most of the poem of the same name by walt whitman scored for baritone and orchestra, the work was written in 1989 and premiered that year by sanford sylvan and the st paul chamber orchestra under the direction of the composer whitman's poem is part of the series drum-taps, which treated civil war themes the poet visited hospitals during the war, nursing and otherwise helping and consoling the wounded.
John adams' setting of walt whitman's poem, the wound-dresser, which whitman derrived from his visits to wounded soldiers during the civil war, is a masterful composition the poem takes you right into the bleak hospital facilities, which you can almost smell and taste. The dark, evocative setting of walt whitman's poem the wound-dresser (1988) and the mysterious berceuse élégiaque (1991) are even more liberated from minimalist constraints, and seem rather more influenced by copland than either glass or reich.
The wound-dresser is a nineteen-minute-long piece by us composer john adams for chamber orchestra and baritone singer the piece is an elegiac setting of excerpts from american poet walt whitman's poem the wound-dresser (1865) about his experience as a hospital volunteer during the american civil war. Listen to your favorite songs from fearful symmetries/the wound-dresser by john adams/ sanford sylvan/orchestra of st lukes now stream ad-free with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet download our mobile app now. New york philharmonic artist-in-residence thomas hampson talks about john adams's the wound dresser, which was performed by the philharmonic on january 14-15&16, 2010.
The wound-dresser, for baritone voice and orchestra new york philharmonic thomas hampson john adams alan gilbert passion & pain: adams, haydn & schubert ℗ 2010 new york philharmonic released. John adams' biography on cdmc’s website specific operas doctor atomic: an opera by john adams and peter sellars on doctor-atomiccom references 2005 world premiere performances at the san francisco opera essay on doctor atomic by thomas may the myth of history: interview with adams and peter sellars about nixon in china interviews john adams in conversation with robert davidson john adams (november 11, 2000) in the center of american music. Baritone thomas hampson joins alan gilbert and the orchestra on the europe / winter 2010 tour for john adams's the wound-dresser, a powerful and poignant setting of whitman texts, here performed.
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for john adams: shaker loops the wound-dresser short ride in a fast machine - marin alsop, bournemouth symphony orchestra on allmusic - 2004 - like steve reich and philip glass, john adams has. I dress a wound in the side, deep, deep, but a day or two more, for see the frame all wasted and sinking, and the yellow-blue countenance see i dress the perforated shoulder, the foot with the bullet-wound, cleanse the one with a gnawing and putrid gangrene, so sickening, so offensive, while the attendant stands behind aside me holding the tray and pail. The wound-dresser is a nineteen-minute-long piece by us composer john adams for chamber orchestra and baritone singer the piece is an elegiac setting of excerpts from american poet walt whitman 's poem the wound-dresser (1865) about his experience as a hospital volunteer during the american civil war.
The wound-dresser (1988) for baritone and orchestra music: john adams (b 1947) text: walt whitman (1819-1892) german translation by robert gisshammer/english elements. Baritone thomas hampson hails from spokane, washington he combined the role of the leonard bernstein scholar-in-residence with that of the mary and james g wallach artist-in-residence at the new york philharmonic in the 2009–10 season.