Inspired by both Arnold Schönberg and the chaos of kids running around at a birthday party, the John Adams Chamber Symphony is a tremendously fun piece to listen to and play. Here’s Grup Mixtour at the Palau de la Música de Valencia in September 2014:
The difficulty of the solo parts is matched only by the difficulty of the ensemble work. I had the pleasure to play this work in Vancouver several years back with John Adams conducting.
from The Collaborative Piano Blog