John Adams

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John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is an American composer and conductor whose music is rooted in minimalism. Among the most regularly performed composers of contemporary classical music, he is particularly noted for his operas, which are often centered around recent historical events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Adams has received more than 16,883,854 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). John Adams is the 542nd most popular composer (up from 579th in 2019), the 2,559th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,551st in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, John Adams ranks 542 out of 1,228Before him are Wolfgang Schmieder, Ferdinando Paer, Curt Sachs, Pēteris Vasks, Xavier Cugat, and Francesco Maria Veracini. After him are Eduardo di Capua, Orlando Gibbons, Riccardo Zandonai, Joachim Raff, Spyridon Samaras, and Hans Christian Lumbye.

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Among people born in 1947, John Adams ranks 140Before him are Kjell Magne Bondevik, Branko Oblak, Rob Reiner, Włodzimierz Lubański, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, and Henri Michel. After him are Jerzy Stuhr, Jeff Lynne, Nevio Scala, Ryo Kawasaki, Oliver Dragojević, and Mia Martini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Adams ranks 2,559 out of 15,968Before him are Josh Duhamel (1972), Katherine Heigl (1978), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), David Riesman (1909), John Derek (1926), and Raymond Smullyan (1919). After him are Linda Blair (1959), Roscoe Arbuckle (1887), Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944), Zac Efron (1987), Edward Bellamy (1850), and Asa Akira (1986).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, John Adams ranks 32Before him are Morton Feldman (1926), Bill Conti (1942), Stephen Foster (1826), Paul Bowles (1910), Danny Elfman (1953), and Alex North (1910). After him are George Antheil (1900), Michael Kamen (1948), Jerome Kern (1885), Ernest Guiraud (1837), Sun Ra (1914), and Basil Poledouris (1945).

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