John Adams (1947)

Guide to Strange Places (2001)

for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2001
    • Duration : 24 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commission: VARA (Matinee op de vrije zaterda) ; la BBC et l'orchestre symphonique de Sydney
Detailed formation
  • 1 piccolo, 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 4 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 piano, 1 celesta, 16 violins, 14 second violins, 10 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 6 October 2001
    Location :

    Hollande, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw


    Performers :

    le Netherlands Radio Orchestra, direction : John Adams.