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03.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Along with Philip Glass, John Adams is the most popular composer to emerge from the minimalism of the 1960s and �70s. Adams has often turned to opera, where he mined recent events such as Nixon�s visit to China and Palestinian hijackers. In 2005 he debuted his depiction of the birth of the atomic age, Doctor Atom, at the San Francisco Opera. The documentary Wonders Are Many (out now on DV...
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American composer John Adams (b. 1947) once stood under the same Minimalist umbrella as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, but as the ’90s wore on, he developed into something of a “post-post-modernist,” as demonstrated by such works as The Death of Klinghoffer (1991) and the Violin Concerto (1993).