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John Adams

John Adams (b.1947)


American composer and leading exponent of minimalism, as found in Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

He has also written the opera Nixon in China.

Further Reading: Adams, J

 Recording of the Week, John Adams's Doctor Atomic, conducted by the composer

John Adams conducts Gerald Finley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the first audio recording of his 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic.

 Recording of the Week, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts a new piece by John Adams

James listens to the premiere recording of John Adams' Absolute Jest, from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, St Lawrence String Quartet and Michael Tilson Thomas.

All Works: Adams, J

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