Watch and listen to a selection of John Adams's music with audio and video clips.
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A selection of recommended Adams recordings
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John Adams's works stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. For his 75th anniversary in 2022, explore Adams's rich catalog, which includes many of the most frequently performed contemporary classical pieces today.
A quick overview of John Adams and his music
A biographical summary, for use in concert programs
Thomas May on Adams's music (in English, French and German)
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