Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Harmonium: I. Negative Love
10:33
2 Harmonium: II. Because I Could Not Stop for Death
9:41
3 Harmonium: III. Wild Nights
11:43
4 Shaker Loops: I. Shaking and Trembling
8:25
5 Shaker Loops: II. Hymning Slews
5:08
6 Shaker Loops: III. Loops and Verses
6:55
7 Shaker Loops: IV. A Final Shaking
3:56
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
12:37
2 Grand Pianola Music: First Movement
15:13
3 Grand Pianola Music: Second Movement
7:51
4 Grand Pianola Music: Third Movement: On the Dominant Divide
8:00
5 Fearful Symmetries
28:03
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I: Opening
2:53
2 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene I: "Soldiers of Heaven Hold the Sky"
2:48
3 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: "The People Are the Heroes Now"
2:49
4 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: Landing of the Spirit of '76
2:23
5 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: "Your Flight Was Smooth, I Hope?"
1:19
6 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene II: "News Has a Kind of Mystery:"
7:09
7 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and Friends,"
6:38
8 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III: "Mr. Premier, Distinguished Guests,"
2:37
9 Nixon in China: Act I, Scene III: Cheers
3:50
10 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene I: "This Is Prophetic!"
8:31
11 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: Opening
2:54
12 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: "Oh What a Day / I Thought I'd Die!"
4:48
13 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: "Whip Her to Death!"
2:33
14 Nixon in China: Act II, Scene II: "I Am the Wife of Mao Tse-Tung"
6:34
15 Nixon in China: Act III: "Let Us Examine What You Did."
2:44
16 Nixon in China: Act III: "When I Woke Up"
1:21
17 Nixon in China: Act III: "I Have No Offspring."
1:55
18 Nixon in China: Act III: "I Can Keep Still,"
2:11
19 Nixon in China: Act III: "After That - / The Sweat/ Had Soaked My Uniform"
2:28
20 Nixon in China: Act III: "Peking Watches the Stars,"
2:43
21 Nixon in China: Act III: "You Won at Poker."
3:14
22 Nixon in China: Act III: "I Am Old and I Cannot Sleep"
4:24
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 The Wound-Dresser
19:11
2 Christian Zeal and Activity
10:07
3 Five Songs, Part 1: Thoreau
1:56
4 Five Songs, Part 2: Down East
2:28
5 Five Songs, Part 3: Cradle Song
1:25
6 Five Songs, Part 4: At the River
1:17
7 Five Songs, Part 5: Serenity
2:02
8 Eros Piano
14:52
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 The Death of Klinghoffer: Prologue: I. Chorus of the Exiled Palestinians
8:34
2 The Death of Klinghoffer: Prologue: II. Chorus of the Exiled Jews
8:33
3 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I: I. "It Was Just After 1:15"
8:09
4 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I: II. "My Grandson Didi, Who Was Two"
5:10
5 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I: III. "Give These Orders"
2:01
6 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I: IV. "So I Said to My Grandson"
1:18
7 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I: V. "We Are Sorry for You"
1:18
8 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I: VI. Night Chorus
3:39
9 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act I, Scene I: VII. Chorus of Hagar and the Angel
5:25
10 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I: I. "I've Never Been a Violent Man"
3:29
11 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene I: II. "You Are Always Complaining of Your Suffering"
5:13
12 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene II: I. Aria of the Falling Body (Gymnopédie)
7:24
13 The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene II: II. Day Chorus
4:31
CD 6
# Title Rating Length
1 Two Fanfares for Orchestra: I. Tromba Lontana
4:18
2 Two Fanfares for Orchestra: II. Short Ride in a Fast Machine
4:20
3 Common Tones in Simple Time
20:44
4 El Dorado, Part I: A Dream of Gold
12:40
5 El Dorado, Part II: Soledades
16:10
CD 7
# Title Rating Length
1 Harmonielehre: I. (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Edo de Waart)
17:13
2 Harmonielehre: II. The Anfortas Wound (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Edo de Waart)
12:25
3 Harmonielehre: III. Meister Eckhardt and Quackie (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Edo de Waart)
10:42
4 Violin Concerto: I. (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Kent Nagano, violin: Gidon Kremer)
14:56
5 Violin Concerto: II. Chaconne: "Body Through Which the Dream Flows" (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Kent Nagano, violin: Gidon Kremer)
11:31
6 Violin Concerto: III. Toccare (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Kent Nagano, violin: Gidon Kremer)
7:40
CD 8
# Title Rating Length
1 Chamber Symphony: I. Mongrel Airs
7:50
2 Chamber Symphony: II. Aria With Walking Bass
8:13
3 Chamber Symphony: III. Roadrunner
5:52
4 Hoodoo Zephyr: Tundra
10:34
5 Hoodoo Zephyr: Disappointment Lake
8:15
6 Hoodoo Zephyr: Hoodoo Zephyr
10:31
7 Gnarly Buttons: I. The Perilous Shore
10:01
8 Gnarly Buttons: II. Hoe-Down (Mad Cow)
5:51
9 Gnarly Buttons: III. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me
8:32
CD 9
# Title Rating Length
1 Ensemble: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky
8:06
2 A Sermon on Romance
3:12
3 Consuelo's Dream
4:56
4 Mike's Song About Arresting a Particular Individual
3:22
5 Tiffany's Solo
4:52
6 Song About the On-Site Altercation
2:52
7 Song About the Bad Boys and the News
6:20
8 Your Honor My Client He's a Young Black Man
5:40
9 Leila's Song: Alone (Again or at Last)
4:18
10 Three Weeks and Still I'm Outta My Mind
5:12
11 Crushed by the Rock I Been Standing On
4:38
12 Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise
5:30
13 ¡Este País! (This Country!)
4:27
14 One Last Look at the Angel in Your Eyes
2:01
15 Finale
4:36
CD 10
# Title Rating Length
1 Lollapalooza
6:47
2 John's Book of Alleged Dances: I. Judah to Ocean
2:34
3 John's Book of Alleged Dances: II. Toot Nipple
1:16
4 John's Book of Alleged Dances: III. Dogjam
2:35
5 John's Book of Alleged Dances: IV. Pavane: She's So Fine
6:34
6 John's Book of Alleged Dances: V. Rag the Bone
3:04
7 John's Book of Alleged Dances: VI. Habenera
4:49
8 John's Book of Alleged Dances: VII. Stubble Crotchet
2:44
9 John's Book of Alleged Dances: VIII. Hammer & Chisel
1:16
10 John's Book of Alleged Dances: IX. Alligator Escalator
3:55
11 John's Book of Alleged Dances: X. Ständchen: The Little Serenade
4:59
12 John's Book of Alleged Dances: XI. Judah to Ocean (reprise)
2:39
13 Slonimsky's Earbox
13:21

Credits

CD 1

choir vocals:
chorus master:
Vance George (tracks 1–3)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1980 – 1981) (tracks 1–3)
conductor:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (tracks 1–3)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1988-11) (tracks 4–7)
lyricist:
Emily Dickinson (tracks 2–3)
John Donne (track 1)
orchestra:
San Francisco Symphony (tracks 1–3)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (1988-11) (tracks 4–7)
revised by:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1983) (tracks 4–7)
recorded at:
Manhattan Center in New York, New York, United States (1988-11) (tracks 4–7)
part of:
Harmonium (tracks 1–3)
Shaker Loops (revised "string orchestra" version) (tracks 4–7)
recording of:
Shaker Loops: II. Hymning slews (1988-11) (track 5)
Shaker Loops: IV. A final shaking (1988-11) (track 7)

CD 2

piano:
John Alley (1993-02) (tracks 2–4)
Shelagh Sutherland (1993-02) (tracks 2–4)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1982) (tracks 2–4)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1985) (track 1)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1988) (track 5)
conductor:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (track 5)
Edo de Waart (1986) (track 1)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1993-02) (tracks 2–4)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Shaw (tracks 2–4)
orchestra:
San Francisco Symphony (1986) (track 1)
London Sinfonietta (1993-02) (tracks 2–4)
soprano vocals:
Judith Rees (tracks 2–4)
Nicole Tibbels (tracks 2–4)
recorded at:
CTS Studios in Wembley, Brent, London, United Kingdom (1993-02) (tracks 2–4)
part of:
Grand Pianola Music (tracks 2–4)
partial recording of:
Grand Pianola Music: I. / II. (1993-02) (tracks 2–3)
recording of:
Fearful Symmetries (track 5)

CD 3

baritone vocals:
James Maddalena (tracks 5–6, 8–9, 13, 16, 19, 21)
Sanford Sylvan (tracks 5–7, 9, 15, 17, 19, 22)
bass vocals:
Thomas Hammons (tracks 6, 9, 12–13)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1985 – 1987) (tracks 1–22)
conductor:
Edo de Waart (tracks 1–22)
librettist:
Alice Goodman (track 9)
Alice Goodman (1985 – 1987) (tracks 2–3, 5–22)
orchestra:
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (tracks 1–22)
soprano vocals:
Trudy Ellen Craney (tracks 14–15, 17, 20)
Carolann Page (tracks 9–10, 13, 16, 19, 21)
tenor vocals:
John Duykers (tracks 15, 17, 19–20)
part of:
Nixon in China: Act I (tracks 1–9)
Nixon in China: Act II (tracks 10–14)
Nixon in China: Act III (tracks 15–22)
recording of:

CD 4

violin:
Naoko Tanaka (track 1)
trumpet:
Chris Gekker (track 1)
piano:
Paul Crossley (pianist) (1989-08) (track 8)
arranger:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (tracks 3–7)
baritone vocals:
Sanford Sylvan (track 1)
composer:
Charles Ives (tracks 3–7)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1973) (track 2)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1988) (track 1)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1989) (track 8)
conductor:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (track 1)
Edo de Waart (track 2)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1989-08) (tracks 3–8)
dedicated to:
Paul Crossley (pianist) (track 8)
engineer:
Paul Zinman (engineer) (1989-08) (tracks 3–8)
lyricist:
Walt Whitman (track 1)
orchestra:
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (1989-08) (tracks 3–8)
soprano vocals:
Dawn Upshaw (1989-08) (tracks 3–7)
recorded at:
arrangement of:
Cradle Song, S. 233 (for voice and piano) (track 5)
Down East, S. 236 (track 4)
Serenity, S. 347 (track 7)
Thoreau, S. 373 (track 3)
part of:
American Standard (track 2)
Five Songs (tracks 3–6)
recording of:
The Wound-Dresser (track 1)
Eros Piano (1989-08) (track 8)
Five Songs: At the River (for orchestra, arr. Adams) (1989-08) (track 6)
Five Songs: Cradle Song (for orchestra, arr. Adams) (1989-08) (track 5)
Five Songs: Down East (for orchestra, arr. Adams) (1989-08) (track 4)
Five Songs: Serenity (for orchestra, arr. Adams) (1989-08) (track 7)
Five Songs: Thoreau (for orchestra, arr. Adams) (1989-08) (track 3)

CD 5

baritone vocals:
James Maddalena (tracks 3–4, 7)
Eugene Perry (tracks 7, 12)
Sanford Sylvan (tracks 10, 12)
bass-baritone vocals:
Thomas Hammons (tracks 4, 11)
choir vocals:
London Opera Chorus (tracks 1–2, 8–9, 13)
chorus master:
Richard Cooke (Chorus master/conductor) (tracks 1–2, 8–9, 13)
conductor:
Kent Nagano (1991) (tracks 1–13)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Janice Felty (tracks 4–6)
orchestra:
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon (1991) (tracks 1–13)
tenor vocals:
Thomas Young (track 6)
recorded at:
Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon, Rhône, France (1991) (tracks 1–13)

CD 6

trumpet:
Glenn Fischthal (tracks 1–2)
Laurie McGaw (tracks 1–2)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1979) (track 3)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1985) (track 1)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1986) (track 2)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1991) (tracks 4–5)
conductor:
Edo de Waart (tracks 1–3)
Kent Nagano (1993-07) (tracks 4–5)
orchestra:
San Francisco Symphony (tracks 1–3)
Hallé Orchestra (1993-07) (tracks 4–5)
engineered at:
arrangements:
Short Ride in a Fast Machine (for concert band, Odom) (track 2)
part of:
El Dorado (tracks 4–5)
recording of:
Tromba lontana (track 1)
El Dorado, Part II: Soledades (1993-07) (track 5)

CD 7

violin:
Gidon Kremer (1994-06) (tracks 4–6)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1984 – 1985) (tracks 1–3)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1993) (tracks 4–6)
conductor:
Edo de Waart (1985-03-23) (tracks 1–3)
Kent Nagano (1994-06) (tracks 4–6)
engineer:
John Newton (editor, engineer mixer) (tracks 1–3)
orchestra:
San Francisco Symphony (1985-03-23) (tracks 1–3)
London Symphony Orchestra (1994-06) (tracks 4–6)
recorded at:
part of:
Harmonielehre (tracks 1–3)
Violin Concerto (tracks 4–6)
recording of:
Harmonielehre: Part I (1985-03-23) (track 1)
Violin Concerto: I. ♩ = 78 (1994-06) (track 4)
Violin Concerto: III. Toccare (1994-06) (track 6)

CD 8

clarinet:
Michael Collins (clarinettist & conductor) (tracks 7–9)
synthesizer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1992) (tracks 4–6)
sampler:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1992) (tracks 4–6)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1992) (tracks 1–3)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1996) (tracks 7–9)
conductor:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (tracks 7–9)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1993-02) (tracks 1–3)
orchestra:
London Sinfonietta (tracks 7–9)
London Sinfonietta (1993-02) (tracks 1–3)
recorded at:
CTS Studios in Wembley, Brent, London, United Kingdom (1993-02) (tracks 1–3)
part of:
Chamber Symphony (tracks 1–3)
Gnarly Buttons (tracks 7–9)
recording of:
Chamber Symphony: I. Mongrel Airs (1993-02) (track 1)
Chamber Symphony: III. Roadrunner (1993-02) (track 3)

CD 9

drums:
Jari-Pekka Karvonen (tracks 1–15)
guitar:
Jari Nieminen (alias "Heinä", born 1962) (tracks 1–15)
double bass and electric bass guitar:
Hannu Rantanen (tracks 1–15)
keyboard:
Seppo Kantonen (tracks 1–15)
Marja Mutru (tracks 1–15)
Markku Tabell (tracks 1–15)
saxophone:
Janne Murto (tracks 1–15)
bass clarinet and clarinet:
Kari Tenkanen (tracks 1–15)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1995) (tracks 1–15)
conductor:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1996-12) (tracks 1–15)
vocals:
Marin Mazzie (tracks 1, 5–7, 11, 15)
Audra McDonald (tracks 1, 3, 7, 11, 13–15)
Michael McElroy (tracks 1, 6, 8, 12–15)
Richard Muenz (tracks 1, 4, 6, 15)
Angela Teek (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 9–10, 15)
Welly Yang (tracks 1, 8, 11, 15)
Darius de Haas (tracks 1–2, 10–11, 15)
recorded at:
Arabian studiot in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1996-12) (tracks 1–15)
part of:
recording of:

CD 10

violin:
David Harrington (US violinist, member of Kronos Quartet) (1995-08) (track 3)
John Sherba (1995-08) (track 3)
David Harrington (US violinist, member of Kronos Quartet) (1996-08) (tracks 2, 4–12)
John Sherba (1996-08) (tracks 2, 4–12)
cello:
Joan Jeanrenaud (1995-08) (track 3)
Joan Jeanrenaud (1996-08) (tracks 2, 4–12)
strings:
Kronos Quartet (1995-08) (track 3)
Kronos Quartet (1996-08) (tracks 2, 4–12)
viola:
Hank Dutt (1995-08) (track 3)
Hank Dutt (1996-08) (tracks 2, 4–12)
violins:
Kronos Quartet (tracks 2–12)
composer:
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1994) (tracks 2–12)
John Adams (American minimalist composer) (1995) (tracks 1, 13)
conductor:
Kent Nagano (track 13)
Kent Nagano (1997-07) (track 1)
dedicated to:
Kent Nagano (track 13)
orchestra:
Hallé Orchestra (track 13)
Hallé Orchestra (1997-07) (track 1)
performer:
Hallé Orchestra (track 1)
recorded at:
Skywalker Sound in Sausalito, California, United States (1996-08) (tracks 2, 4–12)
part of:
recording of:
Lollapalooza (track 1)
Slonimsky's Earbox (track 13)