Wednesday, February 15, 8947

John Adams (b. 1947)

John Adams (b. 1947)

Christian Zeal and Activity (1973)

Phrygian Gates (1983)

Nixon in China (1987)

Act I, Scene 1

The Chairman Dances

The Death of Klinghoffer (1992)

Prologue: Chorus of Exiled Palestinians

I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (1995)

Overture: I Was Looking at the Ceiling....

Mike's Song About Arresting a Particular Individual

Song About the On-Site Altercation

Dr. Atomic (2005)

John [Coolidge] Adams (b. February 15, 1947) is an American composer with strong roots in minimalism. He is best known for his opera Nixon in China (1985–87), recounting Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China. His choral piece On the Transmigration of Souls (2002), commemorating the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2003.

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