Composer John Adams has delayed the premiere of his "Doctor Atomic Symphony," which is based on his critically acclaimed opera about the development of the A-bomb.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer said he realized while composing the symphony that it "was creatively a much more time-consuming project than originally anticipated, and it would not be ready for the scheduled premiere," according to a news release from Carnegie Hall.
The symphony, commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony, Carnegie Hall and the BBC, was to be performed March 31 at Carnegie Hall. It will be replaced by Adams' "Harmonielehre" at the concert with conductor David Robertson and the Saint Louis Symphony.
In the release, Robertson added: "When we commission, we do so based on a commitment to the composer. Having worked with many composers in my career I'm most interested in ensuring that they have the time needed to produce work that realizes their creative vision _ and a great work from John Adams is certainly worth the wait."
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