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Biography

John Adams is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer with strong roots in minimalism. His best-known works include Harmonielehre (1985), On the Transmigration of Souls (2002), a choral piece commemorating the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2003), and Shaker Loops, a minimalist four-movement work for strings.

His well-known operas include "Nixon in China" (1987), which recounts Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China, and "Doctor Atomic" (2005), which covers Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project, and the building of the first atomic bomb.

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John Adams: Composing an American Life

05.14.09 | 01:15:52 min | 2 comments