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Robertson, David 1958-

Works: 225 works in 575 publications in 5 languages and 7,959 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Music  Symphonies  Concertos  Art music  Songs  Musical settings  Chamber music  Electronica (Music)  Electronic music 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Photographer, Interviewee, Composer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: M71, 784.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Robertson
City noir ; Saxophone concerto by John Adams( Recording )

10 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nonesuch Records release, comprised of the title piece by composer John Adams and the debut recording of his Saxophone Concerto. Both pieces are performed by the St. Louis Symphony led by Music Director David Robertson. Saxophonist Timothy McAllister is featured on both pieces
Notations ; Figures-doubles-prismes ; Rituel by Pierre Boulez( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akrostichon-Wortspiel by Unsuk Chin( )

11 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American clarinet by Elliott Carter( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estancia ; Concerto pour harpe ; Panambi by Alberto Ginastera( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60th parallel by Philippe Manoury( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonie concertante, op. 82 ; Rêves : op. 65 ; Soirs : op. 5 by Florent Schmitt( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantaisie mécanique ; Xi ; Akrostichon-Wortspiel ; Double concerto by Unsuk Chin( )

4 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Atomic symphony ; Guide to strange places by John Adams( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Adams Dr. Atomic Symphony is a thrilling distillation of music themes from the opera of the same name. Inspired by the life of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, it's a musical roller coaster ride that blends politics, science and ethics. That work is paired with equally kinetic, though less intense, Guide to Strange Places
Dystopia by Michael Gordon( )

6 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining two of Michael Gordon's most daring large-scale orchestral works, the long-awaited release of Dystopia documents Gordon's dream of not only stretching the capabilities of the modern symphony, but in his words, of "exploring the gray areas between harmony and dissonance." On its own, the music of Dystopia paints a picture of one city's future - in this case, the city of Los Angeles - that is frenzied, chaotic, dazzling, electric, and ultimately...loud.Gordon had discovered similar sensibilities in composing Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. "Beethoven's brutish and loud music has always inspired me," he explains. "At the time it was written, it was probably the loudest music on the planet." Using one element from each of the original movements as a starting point, Gordon crafts a post-modern take on the master's classical forms that managed both to mesmerize and scandalize the audience at Beethovenfest Bonn, who commissioned the work's premiere in 2006. "I had tread on hallowed ground - no, I was leading the way into the future. Well, all in a day's work," he wrote of the crowd's reaction in a blog post for the New York Times. Taken together, both works reimagine the 21st-century symphony as equally reverent of the past (if not also a bit irreverent), while envisioning, as an L.A. Times review of the Dystopia premiere put it, "a drunken fugue of the future.'
Horizon( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Namouna by Edouard Lalo( )

4 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon. recordings from the 2008-2009 season by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon( )

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest( )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Latin and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Philharmonic presents: : the Glenn Dicterow collection : by Glenn Dicterow( )

2 editions published in 2014 and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan Fedele by Ivan Fedele( )

2 editions published in 1998 and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Corcoran by Frank Corcoran( )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firebird ; Petrushka ; The rite of spring by Igor Stravinsky( )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Boulez tackles Igor Stravinsky with the aid of two orchestras
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.36 for City noir ... to 0.44 for Akrosticho ...)

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Alternative Names
David Robertson Amerikaans dirigent

David Robertson chef d'orchestre américain

David Robertson director de orquesta estadounidense

David Robertson (maestro)

David Robertson US-amerikanischer Dirigent

Robertson, D. 1958-

Робертсон, Дэвид

Робертсон, Дэвид (дирижёр)

דייוויד רוברטסון

دیوید رابرتسون



English (18)

German (8)

French (8)

Latin (2)

Dutch (1)