Adams, John 1947-
Most widely held works about John Adams
Most widely held works by John Adams
Hallelujah junction : composing an American life by John Adams ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
An eminent composer shares the story of his life, from his childhood and early studies in classical composition to his minimalist and "docu-opera" achievements, in an account that evaluates his professional relationships and the social movements that inspired his creative process.
Nixon in China an opera in three acts by John Adams ( Recording )
61 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 991 libraries worldwide
Walter Cronkite provides historical background and narrates this grand opera depicting U.S. President Richard Nixon's historic state visit to mainland China in February 1972. Features the Houston Grand Opera Chorus, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, and dancers Heather Toma and Steven Ochoa.
On the transmigration of souls by John Adams ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 806 libraries worldwide
In one movement. Co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center's Great Performers. Premiered on September 19, 2002 in New York, by the New York Philharmonic, New York Choral Artists and Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Duration ca. 25 minutes.
Io sono l'amore I am love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 801 libraries worldwide
The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. To make matters worse, the very foundation of the entire family may be totally shattered after Tancredi's wife Emma falls deeply in love with Antonio and begins a passionate love affair.
Harmonium by John Adams ( Recording )
53 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Summary: Composer John Adams and conductor Simon Rattle discuss Adams' Harmonium, a musical interpretation of Emily Dickinson's poem "Because I could not stop for Death". Includes a reading of the poem and excerpts from the musical composition.
Harmonielehre The chairman dances ; Tromba lontana ; Short ride in a fast machine by John Adams ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 679 libraries worldwide
The Chairman dances foxtrot for orchestra ; Christian zeal and activity ; Two fanfares for orchestra ; Common tones in simple time by John Adams ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Century rolls Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Of all the so-called minimalists working today, John Adams is the only one with any good ideas left. Witness this delightful release. The key to Adams's creativity is that he isn't bound by theoretical constraints on what "minimalism" should be. Century Rolls (1995) is a commission by Emanuel Ax, and it was inspired by the composer's listening to a CD recording of an ancient player piano. Century Rolls doesn't duplicate that sound, but it is, instead, an unexpected romp across new rhythmic territory. As for Mr. Ax, he comports himself very well, particularly in the difficult first Movement, which requires deft coordination of all forces involved. The brief Lollapalooza (1995) is more recognizably minimalist but with considerable orchestral color and shifting moods. And Slominsky's Earbox (1996) is a powerfully full-orchestra-driven canter. All this is to say that the CD is one of the best releases of Adams's career, and it will appeal to a very wide audience. --Paul Cook.
I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky by John Adams ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Harmonielehre by John Adams ( Recording )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Harmonielehre for orchestra / The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra / Two Fanfares for orchestra: Tromba lontana; Short Ride in A Fast Machine.
Violin concerto Shaker loops by John Adams ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2006 and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Shaker loops Light over water by John Adams ( Recording )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Plot based on the hijacking of the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro and the murder of wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer by Palestinian terrorists, October 7-9, 1985.
Chamber symphony Grand pianola music by John Adams ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Chamber Symphony for fifteen instruments / Grand Pianola Music for two pianos, three female voices, wind instruments and percussion.
The wound-dresser Fearful symmetries by John Adams ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Naive and sentimental music by John Adams ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 479 libraries worldwide
John's book of alleged dances Gnarly buttons by John Adams ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Grand pianola music by John Adams ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 401 libraries worldwide
El Dorado by John Adams ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 371 libraries worldwide
The Dharma at Big Sur My father knew Charles Ives by John Adams ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident (1985) Adams, John,--1947- Adultery Ballets Betrayal Biography Chamber orchestra music, Arranged Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra Clarinet with instrumental ensemble Composers Concertos (Violin) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dickinson, Emily,--1830-1886 Donne, John,--1572-1631 Drama Electronic music Fanfares Foxtrots Interviews Italy--Milan Ives, Charles,--1874-1954 Klinghoffer, Leon Man-woman relationships Mao, Zedong,--1893-1976 Middle-aged women Music Musical settings Music--Instruction and study Nixon, Richard M.--1913-1994 Operas Operas--Excerpts Operas--Vocal scores with piano Orchestral music Orchestral music, Arranged Orchestral music--Scores Piano music Piano music (Pianos (2)) Pianos (2) with band Piano with orchestra Quintets (Electronics, violins (2), viola, violoncello) Restaurateurs September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Slonimsky, Nicolas,--1894-1995 Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra String orchestra music String septets (Violins (3), viola, violoncellos (2), double bass) Symphonies (Chamber orchestra) United States Vocal trios with band Whitman, Walt,--1819-1892
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Adams, John Coolidge
Adams, John Coolidge 1947-....
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