11 March 2014
World premiere recording of The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the LA Phil
Today Deutsche Grammophon releases John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary—an epic, timely reimagining of the great oratorios of Bach. The live recording sees Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale, and soloists Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford and Russell Thomas.
Add the world premiere recording to your collection:
Based on a libretto compiled by Peter Sellars, The Gospel According to the Other Mary recounts Christ’s Last Supper and crucifixion, drawing on texts by Dorothy Day, Louise Erdrich, Primo Levi, Rosario Castellanos, June Jordan, Hildegard von Bingen and Rubén Darío in addition to Old and New Testament sources focusing on oft-neglected voices in the Passion, including those of Martha (sister of Lazarus) and Mary Magdalene. The resulting tableaux, highlighting the sorrow and courage of these women, set Biblical characters and events in a deeply moving, contemporary light.