John Adams

Also known as Adams, J. Adams, John "Steamer" Adams
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Discography of John Adams:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Through The Eyes Of Love 2 Audio 1985 Parlophone
2 American Elegies 12 Audio 1991
3 Road Movies 15 Audio 2004 Nonesuch
4 Minimalistes 15 Audio 1997 Virgin Classics
5 Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops 2 Audio 1984 Philips
6 Ensemble Pieces 8 Audio 1978 Obscure (2)
7 Ensemble Pieces 8 Audio
8 Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops 6 Audio 2006 Philips
9 El Niño 24 Audio 2001 Nonesuch
10 Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates 2 Audio 1980 1750 Arch Records
11 Violin Concerto - Red Violin 'Chaconne' 7 Audio 2006 Naxos
12 Piano Music Of John Adams & Terry Riley 10 Audio 1998 Telarc
13 Harmonium / The Klinghoffer Choruses 12 Audio 2000 Nonesuch
14 Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker Loops 6 Audio 1984 Philips Digital Classics
15 Harmonium 5 Audio 2000
16 Light Over Water 3 Audio 1985 New Albion
17 The Chairman Dances 7 Audio 1987 Nonesuch
18 Minimalist 15 Audio 1990
19 Shaker Loops • Short Ride In A Fast Machine • The Wound Dresser • Berceuse Élégiaque 8 Audio 2004 Naxos
20 Hoodoo Zephyr 7 Audio 1993 Nonesuch
21 The Chairman Dances 4 Audio 1987 Elektra Nonesuch
22 Century Rolls / Lollapalooza / Slonimsky's Earbox 7 Audio 2000 Nonesuch
23 Through The Eyes Of Love 3 Audio 1985 Parlophone
24 The Chairman Dances 5 Audio 1987 Nonesuch
25 Short Ride In A Fast Machine • The Chairman Dances • Harmonium / De Snelheid 8 Audio 2002 BBC Music Magazine
26 Shaker Loops • Short Ride In A Fast Machine • The Wound Dresser • Berceuse Élégiaque 8 Audio 2004 Naxos
27 Nixon In China 47 Audio 1999-10-01 Nonesuch
28 Harmonium / The Klinghoffer Choruses 12 Audio 2000 Nonesuch
29 Gnarly Buttons & John's Book Of Alleged Dances 16 Audio 1998 Nonesuch
30 Shaker Loops / Light Over Water 2 Audio 1987 New Albion
31 Chamber Symphony / Shaker Loops / Phrygian Gates For Solo Piano 11 Audio 1997 RCA Victor Red Seal
32 Harmonielehre 4 Audio 1985 Nonesuch
33 The Dharma At Big Sur / My Father Knew Charles Ives 7 Audio 2006 Nonesuch
34 Harmonium / The Bells 9 Audio 1996 Telarc
35 Harmonielehre / The Chairman Dances / Tromba Lontana / Short Ride In A Fast Machine 9 Audio 1994 EMI Classics
36 Fearful Symmetries / The Wound-Dresser 2 Audio 1989 Elektra Nonesuch
37 Violin Concerto / Shaker Loops 9 Audio 1996 Nonesuch
38 I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky 15 Audio 1998 Nonesuch
39 El Dorado 6 Audio 1996 Nonesuch
40 The John Adams Earbox 141 Audio 1999 Nonesuch
41 Harmonielehre · The Chairman Dances · Tromba Lontana · Short Ride In A Fast Machine 9 Audio 1994
42 Artist Profile Series 56 Audio 2009 Naxos
43 The Death Of Klinghoffer 35 Audio 1992 Elektra Nonesuch
44 A Flowering Tree 21 Audio 2008 Nonesuch
45 Nixon In China 18 Audio 1996 Nonesuch
46 Harmonielehre 4 Audio 1985
47 China Gates / Phrygian Gates 2 Audio 1999 Pianovox
48 Nixon In China 47 Audio 1988-04-15 Elektra Nonesuch
49 Violin Concerto / Shaker Loops 9 Audio 1996 Nonesuch
50 Chamber Symphony / Grand Pianola Music 8 Audio 1994 Elektra Nonesuch


Pulitzer Prize-winning composer with strong roots in minimalism, born on 15.02.1947 in East Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

His best-known works include "Short Ride In A Fast Machine" (1986), "On The Transmigration Of Souls" (2002) and "Shaker Loops" (1978).

His well-known operas include "Nixon in China" (1987) and "Doctor Atomic" (2005).

Teaches composition and directs the New Music Ensemble at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


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