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John Adams(Composer)Biography Wikipedia.

 

 

John Adams Profile.

 

John Adams (John Coolidge Adams) (1947) - American composer, John Adams was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in USA. As a clarinet player, John Adams was born February 15, 1947.

 

John Adams Education.

John Adams graduated from Harvard. In 1969, he received a bachelor's degree, and in 1971 - Master of Arts Arts.

John Adams's Career.

He is often called the most outstanding, the tech-savvy in the music, the most influential composer of his generation. Adams wrote in a variety of genres, giving his compositions a keen sense of theater, folk art.A characteristic feature of his work is the blending of post-minimalism with great emotion, expressive tonal elements procession, dating back to the late romanticism and early modernism. A strong and vibrant music Adams can be represented with a witty sense of humor life-affirming, and undeniably modern feel grief and horror.life of John Adams, best known for his operas on topical issues. For example, «Nixon in Chin» a (1987, about the president's visit in 1972), «The Death of Klinghoffer» (1991 - inspired by the terrorist attacks in 1985), «Doctor Atomic» (2005). Among his other works are: «Shaker Loops» (1978), «Harmonielehre» (1985), «Fearful Symmetries» (1988), «I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky» (1995), «El Dorado» (1993), Concerto for Violin in 1993, «Lollapalooza» (1995), «Gnarly Buttons» (1996) for clarinet and orchestra, «Naive and Sentimental Music» (1999).Works written in the life of Adams in the 21st century: «El Nino» (2000), «On the Transmigration of Souls» (2002, Pulitzer Prize), thoughtful work to the memory of the victims of September 11, 2001 - for orchestra, choir, «A Flowering Tree »- lyrical opera based on the fairy tale.

John Adams's Awards and Honors.

Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for Nixon in China (1989)

Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Best Chamber Composition for Chamber Symphony (1994)

Grawemeyer Award in Musical Composition for Violin Concerto (1995)

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1997)

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1997)

Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for El Dorado (1998)

Pulitzer Prize for Music for On the Transmigration of Souls (2003)

Grammy Award for Best Classical Album for On the Transmigration of Souls (2005)

Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for On the Transmigration of Souls (2005)

Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for On the Transmigration of Souls (2005)

Harvard Arts Medal (2007)

Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Northwestern University (2008)

Honorary Doctorate of Music from Harvard University (2012)

Honorary Doctorate of Music from Yale University (2013)

California Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Cyril Magnin Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts

 Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters)