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Stage Works

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 07 September 2012

John Adams is perhaps best known for his operas, which are usually based on topical events and real people, and some of which have sparked controversy. In the last of this week's programmes, Adams talks to Donald Macleod about his stage works. He discusses his feelings about the furore over the first performances of The Death of Klinghoffer more than 20 years ago, the kind of subjects he considers suitable for operatic treatment, and whether he will write another one.

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11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    John Adams (El) Nino

    Performer: Deutsche-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Kent Nagano - Main Artist Performer: London Voices Performer: Theatre Of Voices

    Nonesuch, 7559-796342, -1

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    John Adams A Flowering tree - opera in 2 acts

    Conductor: John Adams (1947) Performer: Eric OWENS - Bass Performer: Jessica RIVERA - Soprano Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Schola Cantorum Venezuela

    Nonesuch, 7559-799651, -3

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    John Adams Doctor Atomic symphony

    Conductor: David ROBERTSON Performer: St Louis S O

    Nonesuch, 7559-993228, -1

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    00:01

    John Adams Day Chorus

    Nonesuch

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    00:09

    John Adams El Nino mvt 1: I sing of a Maiden

    Nonesuch

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    00:20

    John Adams A Flowering Tree

    Nonesuch

  • Image for John Adams
    00:34

    John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony

    Nonesuch

  • Image for John Adams
    00:01

    John Adams Day Chorus

    Nonesuch

  • Image for John Adams
    00:09

    John Adams El Nino mvt 1: I sing of a Maiden

    Nonesuch

  • Image for John Adams
    00:19

    John Adams A Flowering Tree

    Nonesuch

  • Image for John Adams
    00:34

    John Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony

    Nonesuch

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