JOHN ADAMS - American Classic (Classical Documentary, 2002)


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Adams, John - Composer
John Adams - American Classics

Bass-baritone: White, Willard
Narrator: Dhiri, Amita

Playing Time: 00:53:11
Catalogue Number: MID13244777

He is often hailed as the greatest composer alive, and John Adams has his finger on the cultural and political pulse of America like few others: fearless in his confrontation of hot topics like imperialism and terrorism within his own works such as Nixon in China and the still-controversial Death of Klinghofer Alice Goodman and Peter Sellars. Through them and the operas themselves, in extensive performance extracts by Willard White. Dawn Upshaw and the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, we see a fresh someone who has revitalised both opera and American music for a new age.

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