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John Adams' "Harmonium" at 40

John Adams' "Harmonium" sets the poetry of John Donne and Emily Dickinson.Deborah O'Grady


John Adams' "Harmonium" at 40

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October 13, 2021

John Adams’ career has ventured far afield from its very “minimalist” origins, but for his fans, a number of those early works remain big favorites. “Harmonium” for large chorus and orchestra marks its 40th anniversary this year, and Steve Seel showcases it this week — in addition to music by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Marc Mellits, Minnesota-based composer Jeffrey Brooks, and more.