Monday, July 9, 2012

John Adams: Complete Chronological Collection, So Far

"John Coolidge Adams (born 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." - Wikipedia

Works in this playlist, with links to introductory articles:
Get this collection in one Spotify playlist: John Adams: Complete Chronological Collection (247 tracks from 45 albums, total time: 28 hours) Ctrl (CMD) + G to browse in album view. Try this Nonesuch compilation first if you don't know where to start. Photo from here.


  1. Your site as well as your Spotify app is amazing. As a newcomer to classical music listening, I've had so much use of your playlists. Many thanks.

  2. What he said. I've gotten much pleasure out of your playlists (especially the Britten and Chopin).