John_Adams_1947 - 03/12/200923:23:00 JohnAdams1947

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03/12/2009 23:23:00 John Adams 1947- American composer of Minimalism Minimalism takes a very small unit of music and repeats over and  over to form a composition Won Pulitzer in 2003 for  “On the transmigration of souls”  Also won a Grammy for the same work.  Famous for his Operas using Stories from recent history such as his  Opera about Nixon’s famous 1972 visit to China, hence the Opera “Nixon in  China” The latest Adams Opera is called Dr Atomic.  It is about the  Manhattan Project.  Listen to Short Ride on a Fast Machine. William Grant Still (1895-1978) 
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Music comes out of the Harlem Renaissance , a movement that  evolved in the African American Community in the 1920s and 30s to  promote racial advancement through artistic creativity.  Still became the first African American Composer to have a  symphony performed by an major orchestra and the first to have an opera 
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course MUSIC APPR 894885838 taught by Professor Kimberlyhousser during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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