John Adams (American minimalist composer John Coolidge Adams)

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John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is an American composer with strong roots in minimalism. His best-known works include Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986), On the Transmigration of Souls (2002), a choral piece commemorating the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003), and Shaker Loops (1978), a minimalist four-movement work for strings. His well-known operas include Nixon in China (1987), which recounts Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China, and Doctor Atomic (2005), which covers Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project, and the building of the first atomic bomb.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 Harmonielehre John Adams 2
1987 Harmonium (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: Edo de Waart) John Adams 1
1987 Shaker Loops / Light Over Water John Adams 1
1988 Nixon in China John Adams 1
1989 Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser John Adams 1
1990 The Chairman Dances (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, feat. conductor: Edo de Waart) John Adams 1
1992 The Death of Klinghoffer (Orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon feat. conductor: Kent Nagano) John Adams 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 (London Sinfonietta feat. conductor: John Adams) John Adams 1
1996 The Desert Music / Shaker Loops Steve Reich / John Adams 1
1996 El Dorado John Adams 1
1996 Century Rolls John Adams 1
1996 Harmonium / The Bells (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus) John Adams / Sergei Rachmaninoff 1
1998 Gnarly Buttons / John's Book of Alleged Dances John Adams; Kronos Quartet 1
1998 Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (feat. piano: Gloria Cheng-Cochran) John Adams / Terry Riley 1
1998 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky John Adams 1
2000 Fearful Symmetries / Chamber Symphony / Four Songs / Christian Zeal and Activity (feat. conductor: René Bosc) John Adams 1
2001 El Niño (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin feat. conductor: Kent Nagano) John Adams 1
2002 Naive and Sentimental Music John Adams; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2004 On the Transmigration of Souls (New York Philharmonic, feat conductor: Lorin Maazel) John Adams 1
2004 Shaker Loops / The Wound-Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Marin Alsop) John Adams 1
2004 I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky John Adams 1
2004 Road Movies John Adams 5 1
2005 Grand Pianola / Eight Lines / Vermont Counterpoint John Adams / Steve Reich 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 (BBC Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: John Adams) John Adams 1
2007 Complete Piano Music (feat. piano: Ralph van Raat) John Adams 1
2008 A Flowering Tree John Adams 1
2008 Grand Pianola Music / Shaker Loops / Short Ride in a Fast Machine (London Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Simon Rattle) John Adams 1
2009 Doctor Atomic Symphony (Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra feat conductor: David Robertson) John Adams 1
2010 American Counterpoint John Adams, Conlon Nancarrow & John Cage 1
2011 Son of Chamber Symphony / String Quartet John Adams 1
2011 Portrait (Angèle Dubeau & Le Pieta) John Adams 1
2012 Harmonielehre, Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams; Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony 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

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Music From 'Nixon in China' (Orchestra of St. Luke's feat. conductor: Edo de Waart) Compilation John Adams 1
1996 Violin Concerto / Shaker Loops (London Symphony Orchestra / Orchestra of St. Luke's) Compilation John Adams 1
1999 The John Adams Earbox Compilation John Adams 1
2000 Harmonium / The Klinghoffer Choruses Compilation John Adams 1
2002 BBC Music, Volume 11, Number 2: John Adams and Louis Andriessen Compilation John Adams / Louis Andriessen 1
2008 Hallelujah Junction: A Nonesuch Retrospective Compilation John Adams 1
Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates / Chamber Symphony Compilation John Adams 1
Violin Concertos Compilation John Adams / Philip Glass 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 Nixon in China Live John Adams; Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop. Robert Orth, Maria Kanyova, Thomas Hammons, Tracy Dahl, Chen-Ye Yuan 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 I Am Love Soundtrack John Adams 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Maximum Minimalists Steve Reich, John Adams, Terry Riley & Philip Glass 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Shaker Loops / Variations for Winds, Strings & Keyboards (San Francisco Symphony feat. Edo de Waart) Compilation John Adams / Steve Reich 1

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