John Adams

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

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obscure no. 2 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) 1750 Arch Records S-1784 US 1980 Sell This Version
none John Adams Available Light / Light Over Water(LP, Album, Ltd, Gat) The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles none US 1983 Sell This Version
NA 001 John Adams Available Light(LP) New Albion NA 001 US 1983 Sell This Version
ECM 25012-1, 1-25012, 1277 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 ECM 25012-1, 1-25012, 1277 US 1984 Sell This Version
412 214-4 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
NA 005 C John Adams Light Over Water (Album) New Albion NA 005 C US 1985 Sell This Version
R-144291 John Adams / Steve Reich / Solisti New York / Ransom Wilson John Adams / Steve Reich / Solisti New York / Ransom Wilson - Grand Pianola / Eight Lines / Vermont Counterpoint (Comp, Album) Angel Records R-144291 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 79115-2, 79115-2 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
9 79144-1, R 100491 John Adams The Chairman Dances (Album) Nonesuch 9 79144-1, R 100491 US 1987 Sell This Version
7559-79177-2, 979 177-2 John Adams Nixon In China (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79177-2, 979 177-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
9 79193-2, 79193-2 John Adams Music From Nixon In China(CD) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79193-2, 79193-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 79218-1 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 9 79218-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
А10 00477 004 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
VC 7 91168-1, 210 665-275 London Chamber Orchestra*Adams* / Glass* / Reich* / Heath* London Chamber Orchestra*Adams* / Glass* / Reich* / Heath* - Minimalist (Album) Virgin, Virgin VC 7 91168-1, 210 665-275 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
TROY038-2 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 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 Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 979249-2, 79249-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
CCD 1028/1029 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, 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
7559-79311-2 John Adams Hoodoo Zephyr (Album) Nonesuch 7559-79311-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
7243 5 55051 2 5, CDC 5 55051 2 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
9-79219-2, 79219-2 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
CHAN 9363 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(CD) Chandos CHAN 9363 UK 1995 Sell This Version
79360-2 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 79360-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
7559-79359-2 John Adams El Dorado (Album) Nonesuch 7559-79359-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version