Adams: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser /
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
In this collection of orchestral works Marin Alsop proves once again that she is one of the leading conductors in the world. She leads the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra here with clarity and precision, gaining from them a taut sense of rhythm and ensemble, and ravishing string colors.
Highly recommended on all fronts.
6th December, 2004
If you could have only one John Adams disc this would be a good choice. Conductor Marin Alsop scores again with these magnificent performances and the sound is superior.
1st November 2004
Recording of the Month: John Adams Shaker Loops
All of Marin Alsop’s discs that I’ve heard to date have impressed me but I fancy that this disc may be her most important achievement to date in the studio. For the newcomer to Adams’s music this is well-nigh ideal. Those who are already enthusiasts for his music should also add it to their collection, even if this involves duplication, for it is a top quality release.