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Beautiful Adams

Beautiful John Adams album that's very moving. Bravo!

Standard fare Adams

It's OK. Both pieces are what you'd come to expect from the reigning king of post-minimalistic romatacism. His sequel to the chamber Symphony and his string quartet doesn't bring anything new to the table. The pieces are executed brilliantly by ICE and the St. Lawrence quartet. He's part of the establishment now so if you're looking for a safe bet, look no further than here. -Bz


Born: February 15, 1947 in Worcester, MA

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

New England-born, California-based composer John Adams is a pivotal figure in 20th century classical music, as he can be viewed as either the last of the minimalists or the first of the post-minimalists. Though his music shares several traits with that of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, or Terry Riley, Adams' music from his earliest works used a wide variety of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic ideas, making his music perhaps more accessible to a new listener who might find works like Riley's In C or Glass'...
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Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet, John Adams
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: May 27, 2011

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