'Drawing on what Adams terms 'the ecstatic energy' of Beethoven, Absolute Jest takes flight from the Beethovenian scherzo, recasting quotations from the Ninth Symphony… in a score which is rich in Adams's vast, glittering textures and soaring melodies.'
Absolute Jest; Naive and Sentimental Music
Doric String Quartet; Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Peter Oundjian
Chandos CHSA 5199 71:25 mins
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