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Collected Works 40-Disc Box Set
The forty-disc box set John Adams Collected Works features recordings spanning more than four decades of the composers career with the label, plus two extensive booklets with new essays and notes by Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Robert Hurwitz, Nico Muhly, and Jake Wilder-Smith.Nonesuch made its first record with John Adams in 1985; he was signed exclusively to the label that year, and since then the company has released forty-two first recordings and thirty-one all-Adams albums.John Adams coming to the label was one of the central events in our companys history, says Robert Hurwitz, Nonesuchs longtime President and current Chairman Emeritus. The recordings were done in real time, mostly within a few months of a pieces first performance. Every recording was either conducted by John, or made under close supervision of the composer, who was in the control booth for every albumwhen he wasnt on the podium. Collected Works includes thirty-five discs of Nonesuch recordings and five from other labels.