Hear a clip from Become Ocean

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Ludovic Morlot set sail with John Luther Adams's award-winning orchestral work


'Its three huge crescendos suggest a tidal surge washing over all barriers,' wrote Alex Ross in The New Yorker about John Luther Adams's Become Ocean. 'It may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history.'

The American composer's single-movement orchestral evocation of the vast expanses of water that cover the planet won him the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music. Look out for our review of this premiere recording in an upcoming issue of BBC Music Magazine.


John Luther Adams: Become Ocean
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Ludovic Morlot
Cantaloupe Music CA21101 (CD & DVD)




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