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Adams, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,470 publications in 8 languages and 27,213 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Biography  Musical settings  Interviews  Manuscripts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Singer, Librettist, Performer, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Editor, Musician
Classifications: ML410.A233, 784.2
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Nixon in China an opera in three acts by John Adams( Recording )

65 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Adams opera is compelling, exciting, and appealing to an audience much wider than usual for opera
Io sono l'amore( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and held by 971 WorldCat member 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
On the transmigration of souls by John Adams( Recording )

16 editions published in 2004 in 4 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand pianola music by John Adams( Recording )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Century rolls Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member 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 )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In John Adams Oper erleben sieben Personen das Erdbeben von 1994 im Grossraum Los Angeles. Den Titel "Ich schaute an die Decke und da sah ich den Himmel" fand die Librettistin June Jordan in einem Zeitungsartikel über das Erdbeben
Harmonielehre The chairman dances ; Tromba lontana ; Short ride in a fast machine by John Adams( Recording )

7 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonielehre by John Adams( Recording )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonielehre for orchestra / The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra / Two Fanfares for orchestra: Tromba lontana; Short Ride in A Fast Machine
The Chairman dances foxtrot for orchestra ; Christian zeal and activity ; Two fanfares for orchestra ; Common tones in simple time by John Adams( Recording )

6 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra / Two Fanfares for orchestra: Tromba lontana; Short Ride in A Fast Machine / Christian Zeal and Activity for orchestra / Common Tones in Simple Time for orchestra
The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams( Recording )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Death of Klinghoffer: Opera in Two Acts and a Prologue. Libretto: Alice Goodman
Violin concerto Shaker loops by John Adams( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive and sentimental music by John Adams( Recording )

11 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wound-dresser Fearful symmetries by John Adams( Recording )

17 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road movies by John Adams( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Niño by John Adams( Recording )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nixon in China : an opera in three acts by John Adams( )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John's book of alleged dances Gnarly buttons by John Adams( Recording )

15 editions published in 1998 in 6 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonium by John Adams( Recording )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CHORUS. (1) SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1) WAART, Edo de (conductor)
Two fanfares for orchestra by John Adams( )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaker loops Light over water by John Adams( Recording )

6 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Adams, John.

Adams, John 1947-

Adams, John Coolidge

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Adams, John (John Coolidge), 1947-

John Coolidge Adams

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Two fanfares for orchestraThe John Adams reader : essential writings on an American composer