John Adams archive
Read John Adams' Psychedelic Oratorio Gives Voice To 'The Other Mary'
March 23, 2014 – Adams speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about a large-scale work inspired by the women in Jesus' life.
Watch Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?
August 13, 2013 – St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson decodes America's orchestral anxieties.
Read Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums
April 7, 2013 – NPR Classical's Tom Huizenga spins an eclectic set of new classical releases.
Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week
Read The Albums We Missed This Year
Read How Is The White House Like The Opera House?
Watch 'Nixon In China': An American Opera Inches Toward Classic At 25
October 22, 2012 – John Adams' first opera premiered 25 years ago today at Houston Grand Opera. Watch an excerpt.
Watch Talk Like An Opera Geek: Pioneering An American Sound
May 9, 2012 – From rugged individualism to visionary technologies, American opera forges a distinct repertoire.
Read Around The Classical Internet: March 30, 2012
Read The Best Classical Album of 2012?
Read 'American Mavericks' In Performance And Conversation Q2
March 23, 2012 – An evening with Michael Tilson Thomas, John Adams, Meredith Monk and Jeremy Denk. Q2
Read Around The Classical Internet: March 9, 2012
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Breaking Down Baritones
Listen John Adams' Memory Space: 'On The Transmigration Of Souls'
September 10, 2011 – Adams' Pulitzer-winning piece was composed for the first anniversary of Sept. 11.