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Early reviews care of bloggers (one well-informed, one not so much)
Boosey and Hawkes has a perusal score available–through an inadequate interface methinks–here.
I was able to get some sense of the First Act by glancing at the score, and I wrote a preview for the LA Weekly here.
I’m attending the Sunday show and will report back here. Did anyone see the premiere last night? Your opinions are most welcome in the comments section!
Zachary Woolfe weighs in with the first professional review I’ve found online. His verdict? Moments of power and beauty, but Adams and Sellars were unable to sustain the intensity throughout the work.
Mark Swed calls it “a masterpiece” in his review here.
Joshua Kosman writes, “much of “The Gospel” finds Adams at his most evocative and inventive.” Read his complete review here.
Performing arts journalist Charlene Baldridge gives her impressions (highly favorable) on her blog.
Timothy Mangan finds The Gospel “a rather grueling evening of music,” but much of that music is “teeming and fascinating.” His review here.
Robert D. Thomas provides the most detailed reportage, although he appears to be withholding his judgement as to the work’s success or failure. His review here.
Pre-concert lecture from the world premiere, featuring John Adams here.
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