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Adams, John 1947-

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Works: 342 works in 1,389 publications in 7 languages and 27,010 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Biography  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Librettist, Performer, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Editor
Classifications: M1500.A33, 784.2
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Io sono l'amore ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 889 libraries worldwide
The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. To make matters worse, the very foundation of the entire family may be totally shattered after Tancredi's wife Emma falls deeply in love with Antonio and begins a passionate love affair
On the transmigration of souls by John Adams( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2004 in 4 languages and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Nixon in China an opera in three acts by John Adams( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Nixon in China: Opera in Three Acts. Libretto: Alice Goodman
Grand pianola music by John Adams( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Century rolls Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Of all the so-called minimalists working today, John Adams is the only one with any good ideas left. Witness this delightful release. The key to Adams's creativity is that he isn't bound by theoretical constraints on what "minimalism" should be. Century Rolls (1995) is a commission by Emanuel Ax, and it was inspired by the composer's listening to a CD recording of an ancient player piano. Century Rolls doesn't duplicate that sound, but it is, instead, an unexpected romp across new rhythmic territory. As for Mr. Ax, he comports himself very well, particularly in the difficult first Movement, which requires deft coordination of all forces involved. The brief Lollapalooza (1995) is more recognizably minimalist but with considerable orchestral color and shifting moods. And Slominsky's Earbox (1996) is a powerfully full-orchestra-driven canter. All this is to say that the CD is one of the best releases of Adams's career, and it will appeal to a very wide audience. --Paul Cook
The Chairman dances foxtrot for orchestra ; Christian zeal and activity ; Two fanfares for orchestra ; Common tones in simple time by John Adams( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra / Two Fanfares for orchestra: Tromba lontana; Short Ride in A Fast Machine / Christian Zeal and Activity for orchestra / Common Tones in Simple Time for orchestra
I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky by John Adams( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Harmonielehre The chairman dances ; Tromba lontana ; Short ride in a fast machine by John Adams( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Harmonielehre by John Adams( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Harmonielehre for orchestra / The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for orchestra / Two Fanfares for orchestra: Tromba lontana; Short Ride in A Fast Machine
The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 484 libraries worldwide
The Death of Klinghoffer: Opera in Two Acts and a Prologue. Libretto: Alice Goodman
Violin concerto Shaker loops by John Adams( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in No Linguistic Content and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Naive and sentimental music by John Adams( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
The wound-dresser Fearful symmetries by John Adams( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 410 libraries worldwide
El Niño by John Adams( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 397 libraries worldwide
John's book of alleged dances Gnarly buttons by John Adams( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 1998 in 6 languages and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Nixon in China by John Adams( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 384 libraries worldwide
John Adams opera is compelling, exciting, and appealing to an audience much wider than usual for opera
Harmonium by John Adams( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 383 libraries worldwide
(1) SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CHORUS. (1) SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1) WAART, Edo de (conductor)
Short ride in a fast machine The wound-dresser ; Berceuse élégiaque ; Shaker loops by John Adams( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Two fanfares for orchestra by John Adams( score )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Nixon in China : an opera in three acts by John Adams( score )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
 
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Adams, John.
Adams, John Coolidge
Adams, John Coolidge, 1947-
Adams, John (John Coolidge), 1947-
John Coolidge Adams
アダムズ, ジョン
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