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Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life John Adams

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Barcode: 9780571231164

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    A book unlike anything ever written by a composer, part memoir and part description of the creative process,Hallelujah Junctionis an absorbing journey through the musical landscape of John Adams, one of today's most admired and frequently performed composers. A musician of enormous range and technical command, Adams has built a huge audience worldwide through the immediacy and sincerity of his music, such as his Pulitzer prize-winning memorial for the September 11 attackOn The Transmigration of Souls. Hallelujah Junctionisn't so much an autobiography as a fascinating journey through the musical landscape of his life and times, centred around the three highly controversial operas based on social and political issues he has written in the past twenty-five years -Nixon in China,The Death of Klinghofferand, most recently,Dr Atomic.
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