Nonesuch Records releases the debut recording of American composer John Adams'
Scheherazade.2, a dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra. The recording features David
Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony and virtuoso violinist Leila Josefowicz, for whom the piece
was written. The piece was informed both by the Rimsky-Korsakov piece "Scheherazade," from
which it draws its name, as well as the "Arabian Nights" collection of folk stories.