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Morning Concert:
An Interview with John Adams, Feb. 1990

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 66 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

From a program recorded in February 1990, Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer John Adams about his music, including his two orchestral works, “The Wound-Dresser” and “Fearful Symmetries.” The composer of the opera “Nixon in China” also delivers a progress report on his next opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer”, as well as discussing his affinity for working with small orchestras, and other sundry topics. Born in Worcester, Mass on February 15, 1947, Adams celebrated his 43rd birthday the week of this recorded broadcast. (from KPFA Folio)

Musical Selections:  Nixon in China: News Has a Kind of Mystery (1985-87) (6:34) -- The Wound-Dresser [text by Walt Whitman] (1988) (18:40)
Performers:  James Maddalena, baritone (Nixon ; Wound)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Nixon ; Wound)
Edo de Waart, conductor (Nixon)
Sanford Sylvan, baritone (Wound)
Naoko Tanaka, violin (Wound)
Chris Gekker, trumpet (Wound)
John Adams, conductor (Wound)
Genres:  New Music; Opera
Subject:  Adams, John, 1947-; Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Klinghoffer, Leon; 20th century classical; New music; Operas -- Excerpts; Minimal music; Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Adams, John, 1947-; Maddalena, James ; De Waart, Edo; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Sylvan, Sanford; Tanaka, Naoko; Gekker, Chris
Recording Date:  2/13/1990
First Broadcast Date:  2/13/1990
 
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