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Robertson, David 1958-

Works: 218 works in 548 publications in 6 languages and 6,742 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Music  Concertos  Musical settings  Operas  Electronic music 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Photographer, Interviewee, Composer, Other, Speaker
Classifications: M71, 784.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Robertson
Notations ; Figures-doubles-prismes ; Rituel by Pierre Boulez( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akrostichon-Wortspiel by Unsuk Chin( )

11 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American clarinet by Elliott Carter( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City noir ; Saxophone concerto by John Adams( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 282 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
Estancia ; Concerto pour harpe ; Panambi by Alberto Ginastera( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60th parallel by Philippe Manoury( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 261 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 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 259 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
Fantaisie mécanique ; Xi ; Akrostichon-Wortspiel ; Double concerto by Unsuk Chin( )

4 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dystopia by Michael Gordon( )

6 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 240 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.'
Namouna by Edouard Lalo( )

4 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon( )

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Latin and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest( )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2014 and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Corcoran by Frank Corcoran( )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys by Nico Muhly( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The two act opera, featuring a libretto by the distinguished playwright Craig Lucas, centers on a tragic relationship that unfolds in the watery world of the Internet."--Booklet
Surprise by Measha Brueggergosman( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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David Robertson Amerikaans dirigent

David Robertson chef d'orchestre américain

David Robertson director de orquesta estadounidense

David Robertson (maestro)

David Robertson US-amerikanischer Dirigent

Робертсон, Дэвид

Робертсон, Дэвид (дирижёр)

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