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John Adams in rehearsal

Duration: 02:31

John Adams and the St Lawrence Quartet practise ‘Absolute Jest’. John then goes onto to describe his influence from Beethoven.

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American Master: A Portrait of John Adams

Exploring the influences that have shaped John Adams's unique music.

First broadcast: 08 Mar 2013

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