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John Adams at 70

Listen to John Adams's music with a selection of audio and video clips
Diary of 70th birthday events from the 2016/17 season onwards
Scores and music on sale from our online shop
A selection of recommended Adams recordings
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The 70th birthday of American composer John Adams is celebrated in 2017, encouraging an exploration of his output. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. 

A quick overview of John Adams and his music
A biographical summary, for use in concert programmes
Thomas May on Adams's music (in English, French and German)
View works by Adams
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