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John Coolidge Adams

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Country of Birth:

Usa

Year of Birth:

1947

About the composer John Coolidge Adams

John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer with strong roots in minimalism. His best-known works include Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986), 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 (1978), 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.
John Coolidge Adams was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1947. He was raised in various New England states where he was greatly influenced by New England's musical culture. He graduated from Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire. His father taught him how to play the clarinet, and he was a clarinetist in community ensembles. He later studied the instrument further with Felix Viscuglia, clarinetist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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John Adams Nixon in China I am the wife of Mao Tsetung Kathleen Kim 15640
I am the wife of Mao
(Nixon in China)
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Magnificat 125919
Magnificat
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This Is Prophetic 23842
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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Your flight was smooth Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Chou/Nixon
2Ah! the philosopher I see Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mao/Nixon/Kissinger/Chou
3Like the Ming tombs Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
4Ladies and gentlemen Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Chou
5I don't daydream and don't look back Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
6At last the weather's warming-up Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.05

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
7Whip her to death Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B S BrLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger/Pat/Nixon
8I am the wife of Mao Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Chiang
9News has a kind of mystery Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
10We live in an unsettled time Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
11You know we'll meet with confrere Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mao/Nixon/Kissinger/Chou
12If we by chance escape her maw Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Mao/Nixon/Chou/Kissinger
13Mr. Premier distinguished guests Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon
14This is the People's Clinic Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.03

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
15Young as we are Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.06

Type: trioVoice: cA cA cALanguage: English

Roles:
16I have my brief Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger
17Some men you cannot satisfy Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S Br S TLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger/Nixon/Pat/Chou/Chiang/Mao
18I can't talk very well Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mao/Nixon/Chou
19We no longer need Confucius Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Mao
20The night is young Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Nixon/Pat/Chou/Kissinger
21This is the hour Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br S BLanguage: English

Roles: Chou/Nixon/Pat/Kissinger
22This is prophetic Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Pat
23Oh! what a day Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Kissinger
24It seems so strange Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Chiang
25I am old and I cannot sleep Popularity:

Opera: Nixon in ChinaComposer: AdamsAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Chou
26Leila's Song: Alone (Again or At Last) Popularity:

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
27Consuelo's Dream Popularity:

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
28Dewain's Song of Liberation and Surprise Popularity:

Opera: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the SkyComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
29Dawn Air Popularity:

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
30Magnificat Popularity:

Opera: El NiñoComposer: AdamsAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
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