John Adams

Real Name:
John Coolidge Adams
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John Adams (b. 1947) is an American minimalist composer and conductor from East Concord, NH, director of The San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble, and a father of Samuel Adams. Some of his best-known works include Short Ride In A Fast Machine (1986), Harmonielehre (1985), minimalistic Shaker Loops (1978) in four movements for strings, and Pulitzer-winning choral piece On The Transmigration Of Souls (2002), dedicated to the victims of 9-11 attacks. John also wrote several operas, such as Nixon in China (1987) and Doctor Atomic (2005). Adams teaches composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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John Adams Discography Tracks

Albums

John Adams - Ensemble Pieces album art Christopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars Christopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars - Ensemble Pieces (Album) Obscure (2), Island Records UK 1975 Sell This Version
John Adams - Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates album art John Adams Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates (Album) 1750 Arch Records US 1980 Sell This Version
none John Adams - Available Light / Light Over Water album art John Adams Available Light / Light Over Water(LP, Album, Ltd, Gat) The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles none US 1983 Sell This Version
John Adams - Harmonium album art John Adams, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Edo De Waart John Adams, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Edo De Waart - Harmonium (Album) ECM New Series, ECM New Series Germany 1984 Sell This Version
John Adams - Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops album art Steve Reich / John Adams Steve Reich / John Adams - Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops (Album) Philips Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
John Adams - Grand Pianola / Eight Lines album art John Adams / Steve Reich / Solisti New York / Ransom Wilson John Adams / Steve Reich / Solisti New York / Ransom Wilson - Grand Pianola / Eight Lines (Comp, Album) Angel Records US 1984 Sell This Version
John Adams - Light Over Water album art John Adams Light Over Water (Album) New Albion US 1985 Sell This Version
John Adams - Harmonielehre album art John Adams - San Francisco Symphony*, Edo De Waart John Adams - San Francisco Symphony*, Edo De Waart - Harmonielehre (Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch Digital US 1985 Sell This Version
John Adams - The Chairman Dances album art John Adams - San Francisco Symphony Orchestra*, Edo de Waart John Adams - San Francisco Symphony Orchestra*, Edo de Waart - The Chairman Dances (Album) Nonesuch US 1987 Sell This Version
John Adams - Nixon In China (An Opera In Three Acts) album art John Adams Nixon In China (An Opera In Three Acts) Elektra Nonesuch Europe 1988 Sell This Version
John Adams - Music From Nixon In China album art John Adams - Alice Goodman, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Edo de Waart John Adams - Alice Goodman, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Edo de Waart - Music From Nixon In China (Album) Nonesuch Europe 1988 Sell This Version
John Adams - Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser album art John Adams - Orchestra Of St. Luke's, John Adams, Sanford Sylvan John Adams - Orchestra Of St. Luke's, John Adams, Sanford Sylvan - Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch US 1989 Sell This Version
CD-604 John Adams - Night Fantasies / Phrygian Gates / Six Tangos album art Ursula Oppens, Carter*, Adams* Ursula Oppens, Carter*, Adams* - Night Fantasies / Phrygian Gates / Six Tangos(CD, Album) Music & Arts CD-604 US 1989 Sell This Version
А10 00477 004 John Adams - Harmonielehre For Orchestra / Concerto For Violin And Orchestra album art J. Adams*, L. Kubik* J. Adams*, L. Kubik* - Harmonielehre For Orchestra / Concerto For Violin And Orchestra(LP) Мелодия А10 00477 004 USSR 1989 Sell This Version
John Adams - Minimalist album art London Chamber Orchestra*Adams* / Glass* / Reich* / Heath* London Chamber Orchestra*Adams* / Glass* / Reich* / Heath* - Minimalist (Album) Virgin Classics, Virgin Classics Germany 1990 Sell This Version
TROY038-2 John Adams - Helps/Adams/Brief/Sessions album art O'Riley* - Robert Helps, John Adams, Todd Brief, Roger Sessions O'Riley* - Robert Helps, John Adams, Todd Brief, Roger Sessions - Helps/Adams/Brief/Sessions(CD) Albany Records TROY038-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
John Adams - American Elegies album art John Adams Conducts Orchestra Of St. Luke's With Dawn Upshaw, Paul Crossley (2) John Adams Conducts Orchestra Of St. Luke's With Dawn Upshaw, Paul Crossley (2) - American Elegies (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch US 1991 Sell This Version
CCD 1028/1029 John Adams - Transatlantic Piano album art John McCabe (2) Plays Adams*, Bennett*, Copland*, Carter*, Rochberg*, Previn* John McCabe (2) Plays Adams*, Bennett*, Copland*, Carter*, Rochberg*, Previn* - Transatlantic Piano(2xCD, Album) Continuum CCD 1028/1029 UK 1991 Sell This Version
John Adams - The Death Of Klinghoffer album art John Adams, Alice Goodman - The Orchestra Of The Opéra De Lyon*, Kent Nagano John Adams, Alice Goodman - The Orchestra Of The Opéra De Lyon*, Kent Nagano - The Death Of Klinghoffer (Album) Elektra Nonesuch Europe 1992 Sell This Version
John Adams - Hoodoo Zephyr album art John Adams Hoodoo Zephyr (Album) Nonesuch Germany 1993 Sell This Version
438 663-2 John Adams - American Classics album art Gershwin* · Ellington* · Bernstein* · Adams* · Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - John Mauceri Gershwin* · Ellington* · Bernstein* · Adams* · Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - John Mauceri - American Classics(CD, Album) Philips 438 663-2 USA & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
John Adams - Harmonielehre · The Chairman Dances · Tromba Lontana · Short Ride In A Fast Machine album art John Adams - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle* John Adams - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle* - Harmonielehre · The Chairman Dances · Tromba Lontana · Short Ride In A Fast Machine (Album) EMI Classics, EMI Classics Europe 1994 Sell This Version
John Adams - Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola Music album art John Adams - London Sinfonietta John Adams - London Sinfonietta - Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola Music (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch US 1994 Sell This Version
John Adams - Grand Pianola Music / Short Ride In A Fast Machine / Are You Experienced? / Under Orpheus album art Stephen Mosko, Netherlands Wind Ensemble* - John Adams / David Lang Stephen Mosko, Netherlands Wind Ensemble* - John Adams / David Lang - Grand Pianola Music / Short Ride In A Fast Machine / Are You Experienced? / Under Orpheus (Album) Chandos UK 1995 Sell This Version
John Adams - Violin Concerto / Shaker Loops album art John Adams - Gidon Kremer, London Symphony Orchestra*, Kent Nagano - Orchestra Of St. Luke's, John Adams John Adams - Gidon Kremer, London Symphony Orchestra*, Kent Nagano - Orchestra Of St. Luke's, John Adams - Violin Concerto / Shaker Loops (Album) Nonesuch US 1996 Sell This Version