About KFJC
Program Schedule
Specials and Events
Donations and Swag
  Netcast
Music and Playlists
Broadcast Archives
KFJC Music Reviews
  KFJC 89.7 FM
 
Library
  • A Library (6,235)
  • B Library (29)
  • Blues (84)
  • Classical (32)
  • Comedy (14)
  • Country (153)
  • Hip Hop (225)
  • International (388)
  • Jazz (999)
  • Reggae (124)
  • Soul (110)
  • Soundtrack (106)
  • Format
  • 10-inch (82)
  • 12-inch (2,263)
  • 7-inch (560)
  • Cassette (216)
  • CD (5,022)
  • DVD (2)
  • Reviewers
  • aarbor (31)
  • abacus (452)
  • aek (1)
  • angel (10)
  • Ann Arbor (3)
  • anthony fremont (10)
  • Anthony Fremont (5)
  • Apollo (19)
  • Arcanum (31)
  • Art Crimes (11)
  • ArtCrimes (115)
  • Austin Space (3)
  • Belladonna (133)
  • billiejoe (204)
  • BrotherGoatCult (2)
  • cadilliac margarita (28)
  • Chesus (1)
  • cinder (373)
  • Cousin Mary (638)
  • crim (1)
  • cujo (99)
  • Dangerous Dan (2)
  • darkhelmet (1)
  • Daryl Licht (62)
  • David Richoux (2)
  • David Richoux (55)
  • Dianthus (43)
  • dirty frank (1)
  • domitype (18)
  • dylantante (1)
  • fatsterminal (2)
  • felix (10)
  • fox (10)
  • Fucker (89)
  • Funkminsta Fulla (10)
  • gravity (1)
  • gretaclue (26)
  • Grizzly Adam (88)
  • HackersMuse (4)
  • Hawkeye Joe (2)
  • Hemroid The Leader (179)
  • honeybear (33)
  • human (2)
  • humana (927)
  • Hunter Gatherer (105)
  • incognito (90)
  • Jack Diamond (4)
  • jack soil (30)
  • jacksoil (16)
  • japanic (3)
  • Jawbone (45)
  • Jim Hunter (5)
  • johnnydarko (9)
  • jordan (7)
  • Kai Sync (85)
  • kato (1)
  • kev (1)
  • Krzton Drda (14)
  • Lady Labyrinth (4)
  • Laethaka (31)
  • leothelion (3)
  • lexi glass (101)
  • lillygreenworks (2)
  • lola (1)
  • lombard (172)
  • Lord Gravestench (7)
  • Louie Caliente (65)
  • loun (66)
  • Mac (9)
  • magic jack (4)
  • mann (20)
  • Marlena Poliatevska (4)
  • Max Level (577)
  • mickeyslim (176)
  • milo (7)
  • mitch (57)
  • monster (5)
  • Morada (29)
  • morris (3)
  • MorrisMinor (4)
  • mouthbreather (56)
  • Mr. Lucky (20)
  • mrpantsfancy (7)
  • MSTiZA (85)
  • Muad'Dib (19)
  • Naysayer (292)
  • nic (16)
  • niles (1)
  • Nozmo King (6)
  • Numa (29)
  • Number 6 (28)
  • olmec (8)
  • ophelia necro (170)
  • outlier (128)
  • pArcel pOst (14)
  • Peter Doubt (2)
  • Phil Phactor (24)
  • PopeDope (4)
  • ralph (2)
  • Rarus Avis (9)
  • rasbabo (17)
  • Rat King (19)
  • rduck (1)
  • RobtEmmett (1)
  • Rocket J. Squirrel (1)
  • Rococo (153)
  • Roland Blunt (42)
  • sailordave (24)
  • SAL 9000 (2)
  • SAL9000 (12)
  • Sally Goodin (2)
  • scrub (1)
  • selector (25)
  • shiroi (13)
  • Sir Cumference (29)
  • sluggo (13)
  • socialnorm (1)
  • stingray (29)
  • Studebaker Hawk (41)
  • surferrosa (158)
  • tbag (2)
  • The Mole (8)
  • Thee Opinataur (30)
  • thewindow (11)
  • Thurston Hunger (1382)
  • tiny (1)
  • Train Wreck (8)
  • Tyke (3)
  • victoria west (36)
  • WCMurphy19 (2)
  • Zoltan (6)
  • Archives
     

    John Adams “Harmonium” [ECM]

    With Shaker Loops and Grand Pianola Music already in the library, this addition rounds out our collection of Adams’ earliest successes. Harmonium was written in 1980 to help open Davies Symphony Hall’s first season (they played in War Memorial Opera House before that). This first recording (of 3 to date) commits all the premiere’s players to plastic. Full orchestra, full chorus, and all the optimistic swells and pulses of early Adams, set in fast-slow-fast movements. The first sets Donne to music (for Adams’ first time; he would revisit Donne powerfully in Doctor Atomic), the second and third some possibly recognizable Dickinson. Be grateful Adams settled in SF and has given us locals droit du seigneur for most of his compositions.

    -Cujo, KFJC, Aug 2012

  • Reviewed by cujo on August 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm
  • Filed as A Library
  • Comment on this review

  • Comment on this review



     

     Copyright © 2018   KFJC 89.7 FM
    12345 S. El Monte Road   Los Altos Hills, California   94022   phones