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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obscure no. 2 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 obscure no. 2 UK 1975 Sell This Version
S-1784 John Adams - Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates album art John Adams Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates (Album) 1750 Arch Records S-1784 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
412 214-4 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 412 214-4 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
R-144291 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 R-144291 US 1984 Sell This Version
ECM 25MJ3451 John Adams - Harmonium album art 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 25MJ3451 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
NA 005 C John Adams - Light Over Water album art John Adams Light Over Water (Album) New Albion NA 005 C US 1985 Sell This Version
9 79115-2, 79115-2 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 9 79115-2, 79115-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
79144 John Adams - The Chairman Dances album art John Adams The Chairman Dances (Album) Nonesuch 79144 US 1987 Sell This Version
979 193-1 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 979 193-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
7559-79177-2, 979 177-2 John Adams - Nixon In China (An Opera In Three Acts) album art John Adams Nixon In China (An Opera In Three Acts) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79177-2, 979 177-2 Europe 1988 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 Мелодия А10 00477 004 USSR 1989 Sell This Version
7559-79218-2 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 7559-79218-2 Europe 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
VC 7 91168-4, 410 665-275 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 VC 7 91168-4, 410 665-275 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
979249-2, 79249-2 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 979249-2, 79249-2 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
7559-79281-2 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 7559-79281-2 Europe 1992 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
7559-79311-2 John Adams - Hoodoo Zephyr album art John Adams Hoodoo Zephyr (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79311-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
436 925-2 John Adams - The American Innovator album art 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
9-79219-2, 79219-2 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 9-79219-2, 79219-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 5 55051 2 5, CDC 5 55051 2 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 7243 5 55051 2 5, CDC 5 55051 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CHAN 9363 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 CHAN 9363 UK 1995 Sell This Version