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Bob Coles in John Adams: A Portrait

John Adams: A Portrait and Concert of American Music

2000 NR

Peer into the world of contemporary composer John Adams with this documentary that blends performance footage with insightful interviews and commentary from his collaborators and the master himself. Highlights include performances of Adams's Grammy Award-winning operas "Nixon in China" and "El Niño" and excerpts from Penny Woolcock's film adaptation of "The Death of Klinghoffer." Works by Steve Reich and Conlon Nancarrow are also performed.

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