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John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony

20 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 26 April 2013

John Adams' opera Doctor Atomic has come to be regarded as one of the most original and engaging works of musical theatre of the last decade - its subject the lives of J. Robert Oppenheimer and others involved in the Manhattan Project of the 1950s. Stephen Johnson explores the symphony Adams created from his opera.


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