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John Adams - Collected Works

John Adams

There’s no recording yet of his 2017 opera The Girl of the Golden West (you can blame the industry’s economics), but every other milestone since the mid-1980s is here in performances that continue... More…
  • International Classical Music Awards
    2023
    Nominated - Assorted Programs
  • Gramophone Magazine
    Critics' Choice 2022

40 CDs

$200.50

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Contents

Adams, J: Harmonielehre, Pt. I

Work length17:03
Album only
Album only
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Edo de Waart

Adams, J: Harmonielehre, Pt. II: the Anfortas Wound

Work length12:25
Album only
Album only
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Edo de Waart

Adams, J: Harmonielehre, Pt. III: Meister Eckhardt and Quackie

Work length10:34
Album only
Album only
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Edo de Waart

Adams, J: The Chairman Dances

Work length12:31
Album only
Album only
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Edo de Waart

Adams, J: Christian Zeal and Activity

Work length10:05
Album only
Album only
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Edo de Waart

Adams, J: Two Fanfares for Orchestra

Work length8:25
$2.60
$3.40
  • Glenn Fischthal (trumpet), Laurie McGaw (trumpet)
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Edo de Waart

Tromba Lontana

Track length4:11
$1.30
$1.70

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Track length4:14
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Common Tones in Simple Time

Work length20:35
Album only
Album only
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Edo de Waart

Adams, J: Nixon in China, Act I, Scene 1

Work length19:14
$7.80
$10.20
  • James Maddalena (baritone), Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Thomas Hammons (bass-baritone)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's, Nixon in China Chorus
  • Edo de Waart

Beginning

Track length2:53
$1.30
$1.70

"Soldiers of Heaven Hold the Sky"

Track length2:48
$1.30
$1.70

"The People Are the Heroes Now"

Track length2:49
$1.30
$1.70

Landing of the Spirit of '76

Track length2:22
$1.30
$1.70

"Your Flight Was Smooth, I Hope?"

Track length1:19
$1.30
$1.70

"News Has a Kind of Mystery"

Track length7:03
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Nixon in China, Act I, Scene 2

Work length24:23
$7.80
$10.20
  • James Maddalena (baritone), John Duykers (tenor), Mari Opatz (mezzo-soprano), Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Marion Dry (contralto), Thomas Hammons (bass-baritone), Stephanie Friedman (mezzo-soprano)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • Edo de Waart

Beginning

Track length4:05
$1.30
$1.70

"You Know We'll Meet with Your Confrere The Democratic Candidate

Track length2:22
$1.30
$1.70

"You've Said That There's a Certain Well-known Tree"

Track length2:44
$1.30
$1.70

"Founders Come First, then Profiteers"

Track length6:52
$1.30
$1.70

"We No Longer Need Confucius"

Track length3:03
$1.30
$1.70

"Like the Ming Tombs"

Track length5:17
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Nixon in China, Act I, Scene 3

Work length19:11
$5.20
$6.80
  • Carolann Page (soprano), James Maddalena (baritone), Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Thomas Hammons (bass-baritone)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • Edo de Waart

Beginning

Track length6:13
$1.30
$1.70

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades and Friends"

Track length6:36
$1.30
$1.70

"Mr. Premier, Distinguished Guests"

Track length2:36
$1.30
$1.70

Cheers

Track length3:46
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Nixon in China, Act II, Scene 1

Work length20:35
$5.20
$6.80
  • Carolann Page (soprano)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • Edo de Waart

Beginning

Track length3:34
$1.30
$1.70

"Look Down at the Earth"

Track length5:26
$1.30
$1.70

"This Is Prophetic!"

Track length8:32
$1.30
$1.70

"At Last the Weather's Warming up"

Track length3:03
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Nixon in China, Act II, Scene 2

Work length28:27
$10.40
$13.60
  • Carolann Page (soprano), James Maddalena (baritone), Thomas Hammons (bass-baritone), Trudy Ellen Craney (soprano)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's, Nixon in China Chorus
  • Edo de Waart

Beginning

Track length2:53
$1.30
$1.70

"Oh What a Day I Thought I'd Die!"

Track length4:47
$1.30
$1.70

"Whip Her to Death!"

Track length2:29
$1.30
$1.70

Tropical Storm

Track length4:44
$1.30
$1.70

"Flesh Rebels"

Track length3:08
$1.30
$1.70

"I Have My Brief"

Track length1:05
$1.30
$1.70

"It Seems so Strange"

Track length2:51
$1.30
$1.70

"I Am the Wife of Mao Tse-tung"

Track length6:30
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Nixon in China, Act III

Work length32:40
$16.90
$22.10
  • Carolann Page (soprano), James Maddalena (baritone), John Duykers (tenor), Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Thomas Hammons (bass-baritone), Trudy Ellen Craney (soprano)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • Edo de Waart

Beginning

Track length1:10
$1.30
$1.70

"Some Men You Cannot Satisfy"

Track length3:17
$1.30
$1.70

"I Am No One"

Track length4:01
$1.30
$1.70

The Maos Dance

Track length2:00
$1.30
$1.70

"Sitting around the Radio"

Track length1:16
$1.30
$1.70

"Let Us Examine What You Did"

Track length2:43
$1.30
$1.70

"When I Woke Up"

Track length1:20
$1.30
$1.70

"I Have No Offspring"

Track length1:54
$1.30
$1.70

"I Can Keep Still"

Track length2:11
$1.30
$1.70

"After that the Sweat Had Soaked My Uniform"

Track length2:28
$1.30
$1.70

"Peking Watches the Stars"

Track length2:43
$1.30
$1.70

"You Won at Poker"

Track length3:13
$1.30
$1.70

"I Am Old and I Cannot Sleep"

Track length4:24
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: The Wound-Dresser

Work length19:04
Album only
Album only
  • Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Chris Gekker (trumpet), Naoko Tanaka (violin)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Fearful Symmetries

Work length28:02
Album only
Album only
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

Ives, C: The Unanswered Question (Late Version)

Work length4:56
$1.30
$1.70
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

Ives, C: Five Songs

Work length9:03
$6.50
$8.50
  • Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

Thoreau

Track length1:56
$1.30
$1.70

Down East

Track length2:28
$1.30
$1.70

Cradle Song

Track length1:25
$1.30
$1.70

At The River

Track length1:16
$1.30
$1.70

Serenity

Track length1:58
$1.30
$1.70

Marshall, I: Fog Tropes

Work length10:05
$1.30
$1.70
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

Feldman, M: Madame Press Died Last Week At Ninety

Work length4:16
$1.30
$1.70
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Eros Piano

Work length14:53
Album only
Album only
  • Paul Crossley (piano)

Diamond: Elegy in memory of Maurice Ravel

Work length6:19
$1.30
$1.70
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

Adams, J: The Death of Klinghoffer, Prologue

Work length17:08
$2.60
$3.40
  • The London Opera Chorus, The Opera De Lyon
  • Kent Nagano

Chorus of Exiled Palestinians

Track length8:34
$1.30
$1.70

Chorus of Exiled Jews

Track length8:34
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: The Death of Klinghoffer, Act I

Work length45:32
$15.60
$20.40
  • Eugene Perry (vocals), James Maddalena (vocals), Janice Felty (vocals), Thomas Young (vocals), Thomas Hammons (vocals)
  • The London Opera Chorus, The Opera De Lyon
  • Kent Nagano

"It was just after 1:15"

Track length8:09
$1.30
$1.70

"My Grandson Didi, who was two"

Track length5:10
$1.30
$1.70

"Give these orders"

Track length2:01
$1.30
$1.70

"So I said to my grandson"

Track length1:18
$1.30
$1.70

"We are sorry for you"

Track length1:22
$1.30
$1.70

Ocean Chorus

Track length5:48
$1.30
$1.70

"Now it is night"

Track length6:58
$1.30
$1.70

"I think if you could talk like this"

Track length1:12
$1.30
$1.70

"I have often reflected that this is no ship"

Track length2:28
$1.30
$1.70

"I kept my distance"

Track length3:09
$1.30
$1.70

"Those birds flying above us"

Track length4:24
$1.30
$1.70

Night Chorus

Track length3:33
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: The Death of Klinghoffer, Act II

Work length1:12:14
$18.20
$23.80
  • Eugene Perry (vocals), James Maddalena (vocals), Janice Felty (vocals), Sanford Sylvan (vocals), Thomas Hammons (vocals), Stephanie Friedman (vocals), Sheila Nadler (vocals), Thomas Young (vocals)
  • The London Opera Chorus, The Opera De Lyon
  • Kent Nagano

Hagar Chorus

Track length5:26
$1.30
$1.70

"Come here. Look."

Track length3:58
$1.30
$1.70

"I've never been a violent man"

Track length3:28
$1.30
$1.70

"You are always complaining of your suffering"

Track length5:14
$1.30
$1.70

"I must have been hysterical"

Track length4:43
$1.30
$1.70

"It is as if our earthly life were spent miserably"

Track length6:47
$1.30
$1.70

Desert Chorus

Track length5:05
$1.30
$1.70

"My one consolation"

Track length5:24
$1.30
$1.70

Klinghoffer's Death

Track length3:24
$1.30
$1.70

"Every fifteen minutes, one more will be shot"

Track length5:12
$1.30
$1.70

Aria of the Falling Body (Gymnopédie)

Track length7:23
$1.30
$1.70

Day Chorus

Track length4:32
$1.30
$1.70

"Mrs. Klinghoffer, please sit down."

Track length3:53
$1.30
$1.70

"You embraced them!"

Track length7:45
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Coast

Work length9:11
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Disappointment Lake

Work length8:14
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams (keyboards)

Adams, J: Tourist Song

Work length4:32
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Tundra

Work length10:34
Album only
Album only

Adams, J: Bump

Work length5:12
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams (synthesizer)
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Cerulean

Work length5:26
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Hoodoo Zephyr

Work length10:20
Album only
Album only
  • John Adams (piano)

Adams, J: Chamber Symphony

Work length21:38
$3.90
$5.10
  • London Sinfonietta
  • John Adams

I. Mongrel Airs

Track length7:46
$1.30
$1.70

II. Aria with Walking Bass

Track length8:08
$1.30
$1.70

III. Roadrunner

Track length5:44
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Grand Pianola Music

Work length30:52
Album only
Album only
  • London Sinfonietta
  • John Adams

Pt. IA

Track length15:12
Album only
Album only

Pt. IB

Track length7:46
$1.30
$1.70

On the Dominant Divide

Track length7:54
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Violin Concerto

Work length34:05
Album only
Album only
  • Gidon Kremer (violin)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Kent Nagano

I. Quarter note = 78

Track length14:56
Album only
Album only

II. Chaconne - "Body through which the dream flows"

Track length11:30
Album only
Album only

III. Toccare

Track length7:39
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Shaker Loops

Work length24:21
$5.20
$6.80
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • John Adams

I. Shaking and Trembling

Track length8:25
$1.30
$1.70

II. Hymning Slews

Track length5:08
$1.30
$1.70

III. Loops and Verses

Track length6:56
$1.30
$1.70

IV. A Final Shaking

Track length3:52
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: El Dorado

Work length28:44
Album only
Album only
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Kent Nagano

Pt. I. A Dream of Gold

Track length12:35
Album only
Album only

Pt. II. Soledades

Track length16:09
Album only
Album only

Busoni: Berceuse elegiaque (des Mannes Wiegenlied am Sarge seiner Mutter)

Work length8:09
$1.30
$1.70
  • London Sinfonietta
  • John Adams

Liszt: The Black Gondola

Work length9:48
$1.30
$1.70
  • London Sinfonietta
  • John Adams

Adams, J: John's Book of Alleged Dances

Work length28:09
$11.70
$15.30
  • Kronos Quartet (string quartet)

Judah to Ocean

Track length2:30
$1.30
$1.70

Toot Nipple

Track length1:14
$1.30
$1.70

Dogjam

Track length2:31
$1.30
$1.70

Pavane - She's So Fine

Track length6:32
$1.30
$1.70

Rag the Bone

Track length2:59
$1.30
$1.70

Habanera

Track length4:44
$1.30
$1.70

Stubble Crotchet

Track length2:39
$1.30
$1.70

Hammer and Chisel

Track length1:11
$1.30
$1.70

Alligator Escalator

Track length3:49
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: John's Book Of Alleged Dances - Ständchen: The Little Serenade

Work length4:51
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kronos Quartet (string quartet)

Adams, J: John's Book Of Alleged Dances: Judah to Ocean (reprise)

Work length2:31
$1.30
$1.70
  • Kronos Quartet (string quartet)

Adams, J: Gnarly Buttons for clarinet & ensemble

Work length24:12
$3.90
$5.10
  • Michael Collins (clarinet)
  • London Sinfonietta
  • John Adams

The Perilous Shore

Track length9:54
$1.30
$1.70

II. Hoe-down (Mad Cow)

Track length5:46
$1.30
$1.70

III. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me

Track length8:32
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky

Work length7:59
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: A Sermon on Romance

Work length3:07
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Consuelo's Dream

Work length4:52
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Mike's Song about Arresting a Particular Individual

Work length3:18
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Tiffany's Solo

Work length4:49
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Song About The On-Site Altercation

Work length2:45
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Song About The Bad Boys And The News

Work length6:20
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Your Honor My Client He's A Young Black Man

Work length5:40
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Leila's song: Alone (Again or at Last)

Work length4:15
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Three Weeks and Still I'm Outta My Mind

Work length5:09
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Crushed by the Rock I Been Standing On

Work length4:35
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise

Work length5:29
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: ¡Este Pais! / This Country

Work length4:24
$1.30
$1.70
  • Audra McDonald (vocals), Janne Murto (saxophone), Jari-Pekka Karvonen (drums), Kari Tenkanen (clarinet), Marja Mutru (keyboards), Markku Tabell (keyboards), Michael McElroy (vocals), Seppo Kantonen (keyboards)
  • John Adams

Adams, J: One Last Look at the Angel in your Eyes

Work length1:57
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Finale

Work length4:36
$1.30
$1.70
  • John Adams

Adams, J: Harmonium

Work length31:53
Album only
Album only
  • San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus
  • John Adams

I. Negative Love

Track length10:32
Album only
Album only

II. Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Track length9:41
$1.30
$1.70

III. Wild Nights

Track length11:40
Album only
Album only

Adams, J: Century Rolls

Work length29:11
Album only
Album only
  • Emanuel Ax (piano)
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Christoph von Dohnányi

I. First Movement

Track length14:55
Album only
Album only

II. Manny's Gym

Track length6:22
$1.30
$1.70

III. Hail Bop

Track length7:54
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Lollapalooza

Work length6:38
$1.30
$1.70
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Kent Nagano

Adams, J: Slonimsky's Earbox

Work length13:20
Album only
Album only
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Kent Nagano

Adams, J: El Niño

Work length1:51:06
$31.20
$40.80
  • Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano), Theatre of Voices (countertenor), Patrick Marco (director), Willard White (baritone)
  • Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, The London Voices, Maitrise de Paris
  • Kent Nagano

I Sing of a Maiden

Track length6:18
$1.30
$1.70

Hail Mary, Gracious!

Track length4:47
$1.30
$1.70

La Annunciacion

Track length9:34
$1.30
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For with God Nothing Shall Be Impossible

Track length1:15
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The Babe Leaped in Her Womb

Track length3:30
$1.30
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Magnificat

Track length3:23
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Now She Was Sixteen Years Old

Track length3:20
$1.30
$1.70

Joseph's Dream

Track length4:32
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Shake the Heavens

Track length5:54
$1.30
$1.70

Se Habla De Gabriel

Track length8:26
$1.30
$1.70

The Christmas Star

Track length6:45
$1.30
$1.70

Pues Mi Dios Ha Nacido A Penar

Track length4:32
$1.30
$1.70

When Herod Heard

Track length2:27
$1.30
$1.70

Woe Unto Them That Call Evil Good

Track length4:22
$1.30
$1.70

And the Star Went Before Them

Track length2:26
$1.30
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The Three Kings

Track length5:25
$1.30
$1.70

And When They Were Departed

Track length1:11
$1.30
$1.70

Dawn Air

Track length4:22
$1.30
$1.70

And He Slew All the Children

Track length1:43
$1.30
$1.70

Memorial Del Tlateloloco

Track length9:12
$1.30
$1.70

In the Day of the Great Slaughter

Track length3:20
$1.30
$1.70

Pues Esta Tiritando

Track length3:35
$1.30
$1.70

Jesus and the Dragons

Track length2:50
$1.30
$1.70

A Palm Tree

Track length7:57
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Naive and Sentimental Music

Work length44:12
Album only
Album only
  • David Tanenbaum (guitar)
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen

I. Naive and Sentimental Music

Track length18:10
Album only
Album only

II. Mother of the Man

Track length15:08
Album only
Album only

Pt. III - Chain to the Rhythm

Track length10:54
Album only
Album only

Adams, J: Road Movies for violin & piano

Work length15:32
$3.90
$5.10
  • Nicolas Hodges, John Novacek (piano), Leila Josefowicz (violin)

I. Relaxed Groove

Track length4:54
$1.30
$1.70

II. Meditative

Track length5:38
$1.30
$1.70

III. 40% Swing

Track length5:00
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: Hallelujah Junction

Work length16:28
$3.90
$5.10
  • Nicolas Hodges (piano), Rolf Hind (piano)

1st Movement

Track length7:09
$1.30
$1.70

2nd Movement

Track length2:35
$1.30
$1.70

3rd Movement

Track length6:44
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: China Gates

Work length4:34
$1.30
$1.70
  • Nicolas Hodges (piano)

Adams, J: American Berserk (2001)

Work length6:08
$1.30
$1.70
  • Nicolas Hodges (piano)

Adams, J: Phrygian Gates, Pt. 1

Work length14:22
Album only
Album only
  • Rolf Hind (piano)

Adams, J: Phrygian Gates, Pt. 2 (A System of Weights and Measures)

Work length3:24
$1.30
$1.70
  • Rolf Hind (piano)

Adams, J: Phrygian Gates, Pt. 3

Work length7:28
$1.30
$1.70
  • Rolf Hind (piano)

Adams, J: On The Transmigration of Souls

Work length25:03
Album only
Album only
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus, New York Choral Artists, New York Philharmonic
  • Lorin Maazel

Adams, J: The Dharma at Big Sur, Pt. I: A New Day

Work length14:29
Album only
Album only
  • Tracy Silverman (violin)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • John Adams

Adams, J: The Dharma at Big Sur, Pt. II: Sri Moonshine

Work length12:20
Album only
Album only
  • Tracy Silverman (violin)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • John Adams

Adams, J: My Father Knew Charles Ives

Work length26:26
Album only
Album only
  • Bill Houghton (trumpet)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • John Adams

I. Concord

Track length9:35
$1.30
$1.70

II. The Lake

Track length6:40
$1.30
$1.70

III. The Mountain

Track length10:11
Album only
Album only

Adams, J: A Flowering Tree

Work length19:12
$3.90
$5.10
  • Eric Owens (bass-baritone), Jessica Rivera (soprano)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • John Adams

"Children, / I Want To Tell You a Story"

Track length3:51
$1.30
$1.70

"One Morning"

Track length8:41
$1.30
$1.70

Kumudha's Prayer

Track length6:40
$1.30
$1.70

Adams, J: A Flowering Tree

Work length11:36
$2.60
$3.40
  • Eric Owens (bass-baritone), Russell Thomas (tenor)
  • London Symphony Orchestra, Schola Cantorum de Venezuela
  • John Adams

“¡Lindas flores!”

Track length2:43
$1.30
$1.70