1st Edition

John Adams A Research and Information Guide

By Alexander Sanchez-Behar Copyright 2020
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    242 Pages
    by Routledge

    Winner of the 2022 Vincent H. Duckles Award, Music Library Association

    John Adams: A Research and Information Guide offers the first comprehensive guide to the musical works and literature of one of the leading American composers of our time.

    The research guide catalogs and summarizes materials relating to Adams’s work, providing detailed annotated bibliographic entries for both primary and secondary sources. Covering writings by and interviews with Adams, books, journal articles and book chapters, newspaper articles and reviews, dissertations, video recordings, and other sources, the guide also contains a chronology of Adams’s life, a discography, and a list of compositions. Robust indexes enable researchers to easily locate sources by author, composition, or subject.

    This volume is a major reference tool for all those interested in Adams and his music, and a valuable resource for students and researchers of minimalism, contemporary American music, and twentieth-century music more broadly.

    1. Chronology of John Adams’s Life 2. Writings by Adams 3. Books 4. Journal and Magazine Articles, Book Chapters 5. Select Interviews 6. Doctoral Dissertations, Master’s and Honors Theses 7. Select Newspaper Titles, News Articles, and Reviews 8. Select Video Recordings 9. Other Internet Sources 10. Related Writings on Minimalism 11. Miscellaneous 12. Encyclopedia Entries  A. Discography of Adams’s Compositions and Arrangements B. List of Compositions C. Index of Authors D. Index of Compositions and Arrangements E. Subject Index


    Alexander Sanchez-Behar is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Texas A&M University, Kingsville, USA.