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Prospect Recommends: John Adams Focus

By Ivan Hewett  

John Adams Focus Barbican Centre, until 25th March, Tel: 0845 120 7500

John Adams is that rare thing, a living composer whose work has struck a chord with audiences well beyond the borders of the “new music” world. One reason for Adams’s eminence is that he spurns the fastidious “apolitical” stance of most composers and tackles big and often contentious themes. This five-concert series at the Barbican in London includes one of them: a symphony drawn from his most recent…

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