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Track Listing:

1
The Next Day In City
 
2
Now A Certain Woman Named Martha
 
3
And She Had A Sister Named Mary
 
4
I Am Surprised That I Am Beginning To Pray Daily
 
5
En un dia de amor yo baje hasta la tierra
 
6
Now A Certain Man Was Sick
 
7
Lazarus Dies While The Sisters Await Jesus
 
8
Why Standest Thou Afar Off, O Lord?
 
9
In My Own Quietly Explosive Here
 
10
Don't Touch My Left Arm
 
11
When Mary Was Come Where Jesus Was
 
12
Jesus Said, Take Ye Away The Stone
 
13
And When He Thus Had Spoken
 
14
Drop Down, Ye Heavens, From Above
 
15
Then Jesus Six Days Before The Passover
 
16
For The Grave Cannot Praise Thee
 
17
Then Took Mary A Pound Of Ointment
 
18
And There Were Some That Had Indignation
 
19
We Know There Will Be No Utopias
 
20
Tell Me: How Is This Night Different
 
21
Who Rips His Own Flesh Down The Seams
 
22
Martha And Mary, Not Knowing
 
23
Instrumental Introduction
 
24
Up At Two A.M., Picketed All Day
 
25
The Said Defendants
 
26
Jesus, incomparable perdonador de injurias
 
27
And They Were Come Unto A Place Called Golgotha
 
28
Daughters Of Jerusalem, Weep Not For Me
 
29
Now There Stood By The Cross Of Jesus
 
30
When Jesus Saw His Mother
 
31
When The Rain Began To Fall
 
32
His Son Cried Out To Him
 
33
Now In The Place Where He Was Crucified
 
34
Mary Awakens On The Third Morning
 
35
It Is Spring
 
36
And, Behold, There Was A Great Earthquake
 
37
Why Seek Ye The Living Among The Dead?
 

Gustavo Dudamel :

John Adams-The Gospel According to the Other Mary


GUSTAVO DUDAMEL CONDUCTS
The Los Angeles Philharmonic in
JOHN ADAMS' 
"The Gospel According to the Other Mary"

World-premiere recording of the
"21st-century masterpiece"
on Deutsche Grammophon

One of the most powerful concert experiences of recent seasons is about to become one of the most significant releases of the new year: Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale, along with an outstanding cast featuring Kelley O'Connor, Tamara Mumford and Russell Thomas, in Deutsche Grammophon's world-premiere recording of composer John Adams' internationally acclaimed The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Adams' "21st-century masterpiece" (Los Angeles Times) will appear on the Yellow Label in March 2014.

The 2013/14 season marks Gustavo Dudamel's fifth as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the tenth anniversary of the orchestra's home, Walt Disney Concert Hall. It was there in March 2013 that Deutsche Grammophon recorded this "remarkable score" (The Guardian), containing "some of the strongest, most impassioned music of Adams' career … an immensely potent work" (The New Yorker).

Based on a libretto compiled by Adams' frequent collaborator, iconoclast stage director Peter Sellars, The Gospel According to the Other Mary is conceived as an epic, timely reimagining of the great oratorios of Bach. In recounting Christ's Last Supper and crucifixion, Sellars has selected texts by Dorothy Day, Louise Erdrich, Primo Levi, Rosario Castellanos, June Jordan, Hildegard von Bingen and Rubén Darío in addition to Old and New Testament sources focusing on oft-neglected voices in the Passion, including those of Martha (sister of Lazarus) and Mary Magdalene. The resulting tableaux, highlighting the sorrow and courage of these women, set Biblical characters and events in a deeply moving, contemporary light.

As Dudamel remarks: "John Adams, like Stravinsky and Debussy a century ago, immerses himself in the creative process by engaging not just with musicians, but with painters, writers, directors and thinkers of different cultures and backgrounds. It was so rewarding collaborating with John, especially in the artistic rapport he shares with Peter Sellars, in realizing this huge, beautiful, socially relevant piece. It is both a contemporary reinterpretation of the story of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and a reaction to the suffering of people around the world."