John Adams (1947)

Absolute Jest (2012)

for string quartet and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2012
      Revision dates : 2012
    • Duration : 25 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commission: le San Francisco Symphony pour la célébration de son 100e anniversaire
Detailed formation
  • solistes : violin, second violin, viola, cello
  • piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets [en si bémol et en la] , bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns [en fa] , 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, 2 percussionists, harp [accord particulier] , piano [accord particulier] , celesta, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 15 March 2012
    Location :

    États-Unis, San Francisco, Davies Hall


    Performers :

    le quatuor à cordes St. Lawrence (Geoff Nuthall, Scott St. John, Lesley Robertson, Christopher Costanza), le San Francisco Symphony, direction : Michael Tilson Thomas.

  • Date : 1 December 2012
    Location :

    États-Unis, Miami Beach


    Performers :

    le quatuor à cordes St. Lawrence, le New World Symphony, direction : John Adams.