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Having lived in New York during the 9-11 attacks I tried to reserve judgement on this piece till I could judge it upon its own merits , eventually I realized that this would be unnecessary and at least for me impossible as the music and the event are inseperable. The music is emotionally charged, beautifully composed and performed. It stays clearly away from the politics of the event and serves as a glorious requiem; this is John Adams at his best!

Moving Tribute

John Adam really does a great job in creating such an emotional charged piece to comemorate the 911 attacks and to honor the heroes of that day. This is truly a piece that stands by itself.


Adams is a real artist. The piece is abstract and strange-sounding at times but still manages to strikes a heart-wrenching emotional chord (and not just because of the subject matter) I envy you folks who got to perform it.


Born: March 6, 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Lorin Varencove Maazel was born of American parents in Neuilly, France on March 6, 1930 and the family returned to Los Angeles when Lorin was still an infant. He exhibited a remarkable ear and musical memory when very young; he had perfect pitch and sang back what he heard. He was taken at age five to study violin with Karl Moldrem. At age seven he started studying piano with Fanchon Armitage. When he became fascinated with conducting, his parents took him to symphony concerts, then arranged for...
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