Adams and Reich
conductor André de Ridder | violin Leila Josefowicz
Wantenaar New work (commission work, world premiere) | Adams Violin Concerto No. 1 | Adams The Chairman Dances | Reich Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (Dutch premiere)
Steve Reich and John Adams originally made their breakthrough with high-energy music full of shifting near-repetitions. They are still called minimalists, even though that name is no longer applicable – just listen to Adams’s Violin Concerto with its endless melodies. So we should not attempt to classify the brilliant and versatile Mathilde Wantenaar: tomorrow she will already have outgrown that classification.