John Adams: Hearing the Earbox

Alan Baker of Minnesota Public Radio profiles contemporary American Composer John Adams, whose collected works were released in 1999 in a 10-CD set. Adams describes himself as 'the first composer to grow up in the LP era," meaning that all the world's music was available to him on recordings. He's often classified as a minimalist but says minimalism is only one of many influences on his music, along with jazz, rock, and other genres. (8:25) The John Adams Earbox, a 10-CD collection is on Nonesuch Records.

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