John Adams Fanfare

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).
Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.
Enternational Contemporary Ensemble, Lawrence String Quartet - John Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet (2011)

Enternational Contemporary Ensemble, Lawrence String Quartet - John Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:00 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 523014-2

In terms of the scale of his compositions, John Adams' career is somewhat anomalous for a contemporary composer. While the usual pattern tends to be for a composer to begin a career writing smaller pieces (which have a far likelier chance of being performed) and then expanding to larger forms as his or her reputation grows, Adams (with very few exceptions) was writing large-scale operas and orchestral and choral works starting in the early '80s and didn't begin devoting himself to chamber music with any regularity until the mid-'90s.
Nicolas Hodges, Rolf Hind, Leila Josefowicz - John Adams: Road Movies (2004) (Repost)

Nicolas Hodges, Rolf Hind, Leila Josefowicz - John Adams: Road Movies (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:03 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559796992

Composer John Adams' album Road Movies contains five pieces that Adams' considers "travel music, (…) passing through harmonic and textural regions as one would pass through on a car trip." Indeed, during Leila Josefowicz's spirited and appropriately brusque reading of the "40% Swing" movement from the title work, one hears what sounds like a passing auto in the left channel. Is it mere coincidence or the album concept channeling onto the master tape?

John Adams: A Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at Nov. 9, 2017
John Adams: A Life

John Ferling, "John Adams: A Life"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0195398661 | EPUB | pages: 394 | 3.1 mb

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 30, 2017
Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson [Audiobook]

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson [Audiobook] by Gordon S. Wood
English | October 24, 2017 | ASIN: B075QKBGZZ, ISBN: 052549832X | MP3@64 kbps | 17 hrs 50 mins | 490 MB
Narrator: James Lurie
Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson - Meet The Composer: Splitting John Adams (2017)

Meet The Composer: Splitting Adams (2017)
Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson (narrator & conductor)
Nadia Sirota (narrator), John Adams (narrator), Walter Frisch (narrator)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:27
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Cantaloupe | # CA21128

Conceived and realized in partnership with Q2 Music’s Peabody award-winning podcast Meet the Composer, Splitting Adams is Alarm Will Sound’s tribute to American composer John Adams, and in particular to his works Chamber Symphony (1992) and Son of Chamber Symphony (2007). Presented with commentary tracks from MTC’s host Nadia Sirota, Alarm Will Sound’s artistic director Alan Pierson, and the composer himself, the podcast-plus-performance conveys a rare sense of interaction for the listener; not only does the music, rendered in all its lush detail by the 17 musicians in AWS, capture and connect the long trajectory between the two works, but the commentary also shines a revealing light on the story behind the music.

John Adams and the Constitutional History of the Medieval British Empire  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Nov. 3, 2017
John Adams and the Constitutional History of the Medieval British Empire

John Adams and the Constitutional History of the Medieval British Empire By James Muldoon
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 278 Pages | ISBN : 331966476X | 3.11 MB

This book contributes to the increasing interest in John Adams and his political and legal thought by examining his work on the medieval British Empire. For Adams, the conflict with England was constitutional because there was no British Empire, only numerous territories including the American colonies not consolidated into a constitutional structure.

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 24, 2017
Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordon S. Wood
English | October 24, 2017 | ISBN: 0735224714, 0525498826 | EPUB | 512 pages | 24.7 MB
John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set [Repost]

John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.98 Gb | Scans ~ 80 Mb | Time: 10:59:43
Classical, Contemporary, Minimilism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79453-2

On October 19, 1999, Nonesuch Records released The John Adams Earbox, a 10-CD box set retrospective, representing nearly all of John Adams’s recorded output for the label. The set includes all of the composer’s major works with which Adams has redefined contemporary classical music over the previous two decades. All recordings on The John Adams Earbox were supervised by the composer, and many were conducted or performed by Adams as well. All but four works on the Earbox were originally released on Nonesuch as first recordings. The John Adams Earbox includes examples from every phase of Adams’s career, from his earliest orchestral pieces such as Grand Pianola Music (1982), Harmonielehre (1985), and Harmonium (1980), to the widely hailed operas Nixon in China (1985-86) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1990-91), to works of this decade including Chamber Symphony (1992), Violin Concerto (1993), John’s Book of Alleged Dances (written for Kronos Quartet in 1994), Gnarly Buttons (1995) and the 1995 stagework I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky.