John Adams-The Undead

In the wake of his opera, "Nixon in China," John Adams has had to deal with a degree of media attention usually reserved for pop superstars. On this program, Adams discusses his opera, the press hype that surrounded it, and looks back on at a long career in new music. Selections include, "The Chairman Dances," "Tromba Lontana," and excerpts from "Harmonielehre," "Shaker Loops," and others.

PROGRAM #108 "With Guest John Adams” (First aired April 22, 1988)





John Adams

Nixon In China

Opening, excerpt

Nonesuch 79177* *

The Chairman Dances

The Chairman Dances

Nonesuch 79144


Meister Eckhardt and Quackie

Nonesuch 79115

Adams: Shaker Loops/ Reich: Variations

Shaker Loops, Pts 3 and 4

Phillips LP 412 214-2. Out of print.

The Chairman Dances

Tromba Lontana

See above.