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Composer: Adams, John Luther (b. 1953)

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Year of birth1953
NationalityUnited States
October 2018
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LondonLondon Contemporary Orchestra: Other Worlds

Scelsi, Adams
London Contemporary Orchestra; Robert Ames; London Contemporary Orchestra Choir; Universal Assembly Unit

RotterdamJohn Luther Adams: Become Desert

Wagemans, Britten, Adams
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei; Nederlands Kamerkoor
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New York Philharmonic shines in a concert performance of Die Walküre

Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
New York Philharmonic, under the strong leadership of its incoming music director, demonstrated that they can perform opera as well as symphonies in an impressive performance of Act 1 of Die Walküre.
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Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

Marcus Farnsworth performs Eight Songs for a Mad King © BBC | Mark Allan
The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group present an ambitious mixture of experimental chamber music and disquieting monodrama. 
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Morlot impresses in rare Sibelius with the CBSO

Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
A programme based around aquatic themes visited the choppy waters of Scandinavia and the calmer tides of the Mediterranean before plumbing the shallows of an unfathomable recent work.  
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Beguiled by Beethoven and John Luther Adams

Ludovic Morlot © Sussie Ahlburg
Ludovic Morlot guest-conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a life-affirming programme pairing classic Beethoven with a contemporary masterpiece by John Luther Adams.
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Magnificent 12 hour Prom closes a reinvigorated Holland Festival

Slagwerk Den Haag © Gerrit Schreurs
Ruth Mackenzie, Holland Festival’s vivacious and invigorating new director, closed her first edition with a twelve hour Prom, reinventing it as a mini-festival at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
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