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. Adams moved to San Francisco in 1971
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obscure no. 2 Ensemble Pieces — John Adams Christopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars Christopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars - Ensemble Pieces (Album) Obscure (2), Island Records obscure no. 2 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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S-1784 Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates — John Adams John Adams Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates (Album) 1750 Arch Records S-1784 US 1980 Sell This Version
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none Available Light / Light Over Water — John Adams John Adams Available Light / Light Over Water(LP, Album, Ltd, Gat) The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles none US 1983 Sell This Version
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R-144291 Grand Pianola / Eight Lines — John Adams 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 R-144291 US 1984 Sell This Version
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412 214-4 Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops — John Adams Steve Reich / John Adams Steve Reich / John Adams - Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops (Album) Philips 412 214-4 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
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ECM 25MJ 3451 Harmonium — John Adams John Adams, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra*, San Francisco Symphony Chorus , Conductor Edo De Waart John Adams, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra*, San Francisco Symphony Chorus , Conductor Edo De Waart - Harmonium (Album) ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 25MJ 3451 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
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NA 005 C Light Over Water — John Adams John Adams Light Over Water (Album) New Albion NA 005 C US 1985 Sell This Version
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9 79115-2, 79115-2 Harmonielehre — John Adams John Adams - San Francisco Symphony*, Edo De Waart John Adams - San Francisco Symphony*, Edo De Waart - Harmonielehre (Album) Nonesuch 9 79115-2, 79115-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
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79144 The Chairman Dances — John Adams John Adams The Chairman Dances (Album) Nonesuch 79144 US 1987 Sell This Version
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979 193-1 Music From Nixon In China — John Adams 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 979 193-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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979 177-2 Nixon In China (An Opera In Three Acts) — John Adams John Adams, Alice Goodman, Orchestra Of St. Luke's, Edo De Waart John Adams, Alice Goodman, Orchestra Of St. Luke's, Edo De Waart - Nixon In China (An Opera In Three Acts) (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 979 177-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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А10 00477 004 Harmonielehre For Orchestra / Concerto For Violin And Orchestra — John Adams J. Adams* / L. Kubik* J. Adams* / L. Kubik* - Harmonielehre For Orchestra / Concerto For Violin And Orchestra Мелодия А10 00477 004 USSR 1989 Sell This Version
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7559-79218-2 Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser — John Adams 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 7559-79218-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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CD-604 Night Fantasies / Phrygian Gates / Six Tangos — John Adams 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
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VC 7 91168-4, 410 665-275 Minimalist — John Adams London Chamber Orchestra*Adams* / Glass* / Reich* / Heath* London Chamber Orchestra*Adams* / Glass* / Reich* / Heath* - Minimalist (Album) Virgin Classics, Virgin Classics VC 7 91168-4, 410 665-275 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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TROY038-2 Helps / Adams / Brief / Sessions — John Adams 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
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979249-2, 79249-2 American Elegies — John Adams 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 979249-2, 79249-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
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CCD 1028/1029 Transatlantic Piano — John Adams 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
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7559-79281-2 The Death Of Klinghoffer — John Adams 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 7559-79281-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
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438 663-2 American Classics — John Adams Gershwin* · Ellington* · Bernstein* · Adams* · Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - John Mauceri Gershwin* · Ellington* · Bernstein* · Adams* · Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - John Mauceri - American Classics (Album) Philips 438 663-2 USA & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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7559-79311-2 Hoodoo Zephyr — John Adams John Adams Hoodoo Zephyr (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79311-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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436 925-2 The American Innovator — John Adams Alan Feinberg - Adams* · Ives* · Cowell* · Nancarrow* · Cage* Alan Feinberg - Adams* · Ives* · Cowell* · Nancarrow* · Cage* - The American Innovator(CD, Album) Argo (2) 436 925-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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9-79219-2, 79219-2 Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola Music — John Adams John Adams - London Sinfonietta John Adams - London Sinfonietta - Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola Music (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9-79219-2, 79219-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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7243 5 55051 2 5, CDC 5 55051 2 Harmonielehre · The Chairman Dances · Tromba Lontana · Short Ride In A Fast Machine — John Adams 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 7243 5 55051 2 5, CDC 5 55051 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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CHAN 9363 Grand Pianola Music / Short Ride In A Fast Machine / Are You Experienced? / Under Orpheus — John Adams 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 CHAN 9363 UK 1995 Sell This Version