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Monday, December 06, 2004

Pick of the Week 12/6/04

John Adams -- On the Transmigration of Souls (Nonesuch) 2004

Too early to tell, but this piece could become the definitive work to come out of 9/11. It's certainly the definitive work by a minimalist classical composer. Incredibly moving, and notable for the way that the spoken words (mostly names and descriptions) shift between literal, rhythmic, and ambient uses.


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