John Adams (American minimalist composer)

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Legal name: John Coolidge Adams

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1975Ensemble PiecesChristopher Hobbs / John Adams / Gavin Bryars1
1984HarmoniumJohn Adams; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Edo de Waart2
1985HarmonielehreJohn Adams2
1986Shaker Loops / Phrygian GatesJohn Adams; Mack McCray1
1987The Chairman DancesJohn Adams; San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart2
1988Nixon in ChinaJohn Adams, Alice Goodman; Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Edo de Waart1
1989Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-DresserJohn Adams1
1991John Adams Conducts American ElegiesOrchestra of St. Luke’s, Dawn Upshaw, Paul Crossley, John Adams2
1992The Death of KlinghofferJohn Adams, Alice Goodman; Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Kent Nagano1
1993Carter: Night Fantasies / Adams: Phrygian GatesElliott Carter, John Adams; Ursula Oppens1
1993Hoodoo ZephyrJohn Adams41
1994Harmonielehre / The Chairman Dances / Tromba Lontana / Short Ride in a Fast MachineJohn Adams; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle52
1994Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola MusicJohn Adams; London Sinfonietta1
1996The Desert Music / Shaker LoopsReich, Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Péter Eötvös, Richard Buckley1
1996El DoradoJohn Adams1
1996Century RollsJohn Adams; Emanuel Ax1
1996Harmonium / The BellsAdams, Rachmaninoff; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shaw1
1997East of Eden / Rebel Without a CauseLeonard Rosenman; London Sinfonietta, John Adams1
1997Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates / Chamber SymphonyJohn Adams; Ensemble Modern1
1998Gnarly Buttons / John's Book of Alleged DancesJohn Adams; Kronos Quartet1
1998Piano Music of John Adams and Terry RileyJohn Adams, Terry Riley; Gloria Cheng-Cochran1
1998I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyJohn Adams, June Jordan1
1998John Adams: Grand Pianola / Steve Reich: Eight Lines / Vermont CounterpointJohn Adams, Steve Reich; Solisti New York, Ransom Wilson42
1999Violin ConcertosJohn Adams, Philip Glass; Houston Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach, Robert McDuffie1
2000Century Rolls / Lollapalooza / Slonimsky’s EarboxJohn Adams1
2000Fearful Symmetries / Chamber Symphony / Four Songs / Christian Zeal and ActivityJohn Adams; Orchestre philharmonique de Montpellier L.-R., René Bosc1
2000Harmonium / The Klinghoffer ChorusesJohn Adams1
2001El NiñoJohn Adams; Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Dawn Upshaw, Willard White, Kent Nagano1
2001Shifting LandscapesJohn Adams, Lepo Sumera; Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera, Kristjan Järvi1
2002BBC Music, Volume 11, Number 2: Short Ride in a Fast Machine / The Chairman Dances / HarmoniumJohn Adams, Louis Andriessen1
2002Naive and Sentimental MusicJohn Adams; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen1
2002Tromba Lontana / Violin Concerto / The Wound DresserJohn Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra1
2004On the Transmigration of SoulsJohn Adams; New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel1
2004Shaker Loops / The Wound-Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast MachineJohn Adams; Nathan Gunn, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop1
2004Road MoviesJohn Adams51
2005Road MoviesJohn Adams; Andrew Russo, James Ehnes1
2005I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyJohn Adams, June Jordan; The Band of Holst-Sinfonietta, Klaus Simon1
2006Adams: Violin Concerto / Corigliano: Red Violin "Chaconne"John Adams, John Corigliano; Chloë Hanslip, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin1
2006The Dharma at Big Sur / My Father Knew Charles IvesJohn Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra1
2007Complete Piano MusicJohn Adams; Ralph van Raat1
2008String PoeticJennifer Higdon, Lou Harrison, John Adams, Carl Ruggles; Jennifer Koh, Reiko Uchida1
2008A Flowering TreeJohn Adams1
2009Doctor Atomic SymphonyJohn Adams; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson1
2009TransmigrationAdams, Barber, Corigliano, Higdon; Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses, Nmon Ford1
2010American CounterpointJohn Adams, Conlon Nancarrow, John Cage1
2011John Adams: PortraitJohn Adams; Angèle Dubeau, La Pietà, Louise Bessette1
2011Son of Chamber Symphony / String QuartetJohn Adams; International Contemporary Ensemble, John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet1
2012Harmonielehre / Short Ride in a Fast MachineJohn Adams; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas1
2012If You Love for BeautyAdams, Chausson, Handel, Mahler; Sasha Cooke, The Colburn Orchestra, Yehuda Gilad1
2012If You Love for Beauty, Vol IAdams, Handel, Mahler; Sasha Cooke, Colburn Orchestra, Yehuda Gilad1
2013Fellow Traveller: the complete quartet works of John AdamsJohn Adams; Attacca Quartet1
2013Harmonielehre / Doctor Atomic Symphony / Short Ride in a Fast MachineJohn Adams; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian1
2014The Gospel According to the Other MaryJohn Adams; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel1
2014Violin concertosFelix Mendelssohn, John Adams; Chad Hoopes, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi1
2014City NoirJohn Adams; Saint Louis Symphony, David Robertson1
2015Absolute Jest / Grand Pianola MusicJohn Adams; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas1
2016VisionsAdams, Bach, Messiaen; Christina and Michelle Naughton1
2016The MinimalistsReich, Riley, Andriessen, Gann, Adams, Lang; Geoffrey Douglas Madge, Orkest de Volharding, Jussi Jaatinen1
2016Scheherazade.2John Adams; Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson1
2016BBC Music, Volume 25, Number 1: Steve Reich: The Desert Music / John Adams: Shaker LoopsSteve Reich, John Adams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Richard Buckley, Péter Eötvös1
2016Violin ConcertosRoy Harris, John Adams; Tamsin Waley-Cohen, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton1
2017Piano MusicAdams; Jeroen van Veen1
2018Violin ConcertoJohn Adams; Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson1
2018Naive and Sentimental Music / Absolute JestJohn Adams; Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1984Shaker Loops / Variations for Winds, Strings & KeyboardsJohn Adams, Steve Reich; San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart3
1987Music From 'Nixon in China'John Adams, Alice Goodman; Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Edo de Waart1
1987Shaker Loops / Light Over WaterJohn Adams1
1990MinimalistAdams, Glass, Reich, Heath; London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green4
1991Die Musik für ein neues ZeitalterJohn Zorn, Philip Glass, John Adams, Steve Reich; Kronos Quartet1
1996Violin ConcertoJohn Adams; Kent Nagano, Gidon Kremer2
1998Maximum MinimalistsJohn Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley2
1999The John Adams EarboxJohn Adams1
2008Hallelujah Junction: A Nonesuch RetrospectiveJohn Adams1
2008Grand Pianola Music / Shaker Loops / Short Ride in a Fast MachineJohn Adams; London Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Warren‐Green, Simon Rattle1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2009Nixon in ChinaJohn Adams; Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, Robert Orth, Maria Kanyova, Thomas Hammons, Marc Heller, Tracy Dahl, Chen-Ye Yuan1
2009The Inaugural ConcertJohn Adams, Gustav Mahler; Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic1
2011Music for a Time of WarCharles Ives, John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams; Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar, Sanford Sylvan1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2010I Am LoveJohn Adams1

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