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John Adams, minimalism and beyond

Author: Jim BerrowBarrie GavinJohn AdamsCentral Independent Television.City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the minimalist composer, John Adams, and his music. The program juxtaposes Adams's very articulate analysis of his own work with rehearsal and performance footage of Harmonium, the massive setting for chorus and orchestra of three poems on aspects of love by John Donne and Emily Dickinson.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Documentary films
Named Person: John Adams; John Adams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Berrow; Barrie Gavin; John Adams; Central Independent Television.; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chorus.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 27929091
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1988 film.
Credits: Camera, Ian Hollands, Kevin Latimer, Maurice Fischer ; film editor, John McCarthy.
Performer(s): City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and CBSO Chorus ; Simon Rattle, conductor.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Harmonium / John Adams.
Responsibility: Central Production ; producer, Jim Berrow ; director, Barrie Gavin.

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Discusses the minimalist composer, John Adams, and his music. The program juxtaposes Adams's very articulate analysis of his own work with rehearsal and performance footage of Harmonium, the massive setting for chorus and orchestra of three poems on aspects of love by John Donne and Emily Dickinson.

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