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John Adams : minimalism and beyond

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Summary:Discusses the minimalist composer, John Adams, and his music. The program juxtaposes Adams's very articulate analysis of his own work with rehearsal and performance footage of Harmonium, the massive setting for chorus and orchestra of three poems on aspects of love by John Donne and Emily Dickinson.
Contributor:Gavin, Barrie
Adams, John 1947
Rattle, Simon 1955
Provider:Central Independent Television
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chorus
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Composers United States Interviews
Minimal music United States History and criticism
Adams, John 1947
Credits:City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and CBSO Chorus ; Simon Rattle, conductor. Camera, Ian Hollands, Kevin Latimer, Maurice Fischer ; film editor, John McCarthy
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Performing Arts
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