John Adams (American minimalist composer)

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Legal name: John Coolidge Adams

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Ensemble Pieces Christopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars 1
1985 Harmonielehre John Adams 2
1986 Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates John Adams; Mack McCray 1
1987 Harmonium John Adams; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Edo de Waart 1
1988 Nixon in China John Adams, Alice Goodman; Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Edo de Waart 1
1989 Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser John Adams 1
1990 The Chairman Dances John Adams; San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart 1
1991 John Adams Conducts American Elegies Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Dawn Upshaw, Paul Crossley, John Adams 2
1992 The Death of Klinghoffer John Adams, Alice Goodman; Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Kent Nagano 1
1993 Carter: Night Fantasies / Adams: Phrygian Gates Elliott Carter, John Adams; Ursula Oppens 1
1993 Hoodoo Zephyr John Adams 4 1
1994 Harmonielehre / The Chairman Dances / Tromba Lontana / Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle 5 1
1994 Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola Music John Adams; London Sinfonietta 1
1996 The Desert Music / Shaker Loops Reich, Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Péter Eötvös, Richard Buckley 1
1996 El Dorado John Adams 1
1996 Century Rolls John Adams; Emanuel Ax 1
1996 Harmonium / The Bells Adams, Rachmaninoff; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shaw 1
1997 East of Eden / Rebel Without a Cause Leonard Rosenman; London Sinfonietta, John Adams 1
1997 Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates / Chamber Symphony John Adams; Ensemble Modern 1
1998 Gnarly Buttons / John's Book of Alleged Dances John Adams; Kronos Quartet 1
1998 Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley John Adams, Terry Riley; Gloria Cheng-Cochran 1
1998 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky John Adams, June Jordan 1
1999 Violin Concertos John Adams, Philip Glass; Houston Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach, Robert McDuffie 1
2000 Fearful Symmetries / Chamber Symphony / Four Songs / Christian Zeal and Activity John Adams; Orchestre philharmonique de Montpellier L.-R., René Bosc 1
2000 Harmonium / The Klinghoffer Choruses John Adams 1
2001 El Niño John Adams; Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Dawn Upshaw, Willard White, Kent Nagano 1
2002 BBC Music, Volume 11, Number 2: Short Ride in a Fast Machine / The Chairman Dances / Harmonium John Adams, Louis Andriessen 1
2002 Naive and Sentimental Music John Adams; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2004 On the Transmigration of Souls John Adams; New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
2004 Shaker Loops / The Wound-Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams; Nathan Gunn, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop 1
2004 Road Movies John Adams 5 1
2005 Road Movies John Adams; Andrew Russo, James Ehnes 1
2005 Grand Pianola / Eight Lines / Vermont Counterpoint John Adams, Steve Reich; Solisti New York, Ransom Wilson 1
2005 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky John Adams, June Jordan; The Band of Holst-Sinfonietta, Klaus Simon 1
2006 Adams: Violin Concerto / Corigliano: Red Violin "Chaconne" John Adams, John Corigliano; Chloë Hanslip, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 1
2006 The Dharma at Big Sur / My Father Knew Charles Ives John Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra 1
2007 Complete Piano Music John Adams; Ralph van Raat 1
2008 String Poetic Jennifer Higdon, Lou Harrison, John Adams, Carl Ruggles; Jennifer Koh, Reiko Uchida 1
2008 A Flowering Tree John Adams 1
2009 Doctor Atomic Symphony John Adams; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson 1
2010 American Counterpoint John Adams, Conlon Nancarrow, John Cage 1
2011 Son of Chamber Symphony / String Quartet John Adams; International Contemporary Ensemble, John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet 1
2011 John Adams: Portrait John Adams; Angèle Dubeau, La Pietà, Louise Bessette 1
2012 Harmonielehre / Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2013 Fellow Traveller: the complete quartet works of John Adams John Adams; Attacca Quartet 1
2013 Harmonielehre / Doctor Atomic Symphony / Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian 1
2014 The Gospel According to the Other Mary John Adams; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel 1
2014 City Noir John Adams; Saint Louis Symphony, David Robertson 1
2015 Absolute Jest / Grand Pianola Music John Adams; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2016 Visions Adams, Bach, Messiaen; Christina and Michelle Naughton 1
2016 Scheherazade.2 John Adams; Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson 1
2016 BBC Music, Volume 25 Number 1: Steve Reich: The Desert Music / John Adams: Shaker Loops Steve Reich, John Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Richard Buckley, Péter Eötvös 1
2016 Violin Concertos Roy Harris, John Adams; Tamsin Waley-Cohen, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Music From 'Nixon in China' John Adams, Alice Goodman; Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Edo de Waart 1
1987 Shaker Loops / Light Over Water John Adams 1
1990 Minimalist Adams, Glass, Reich, Heath; London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green 4
1991 Die Musik für ein neues Zeitalter John Zorn, Philip Glass, John Adams, Steve Reich; Kronos Quartet 1
1996 Violin Concerto John Adams; Kent Nagano, Gidon Kremer 1
1999 The John Adams Earbox John Adams 1
2000 Maximum Minimalists Steve Reich, John Adams, Terry Riley & Philip Glass 1
2006 Shaker Loops / Variations for Winds, Strings & Keyboards John Adams, Steve Reich; San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart 1
2008 Hallelujah Junction: A Nonesuch Retrospective John Adams 1
2008 Grand Pianola Music / Shaker Loops / Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams; London Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green, Simon Rattle 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Nixon in China John Adams; Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, Robert Orth, Maria Kanyova, Thomas Hammons, Marc Heller, Tracy Dahl, Chen-Ye Yuan 1
2011 Music for a Time of War Charles Ives, John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams; Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, Sanford Sylvan 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 I Am Love John Adams 1

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