Adams, J. G.

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"Dr. Atomic" is an opera written and composed by American John Adams, and directed by Peter Sellars. The performance premiered October 1, 2005 at the San Francisco Opera. Based on Richard Rhodes' book "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," Adams' work focuses on physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the project he led to create, and detonate, the first atomic bomb. The opera takes place during the five days leading up to the explosion at the Trinity Site.

From the description of Dr. Atomic: performance program and supplemental materials, 2005 October 16 and 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305844

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creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-.... Harmonium [Multimédia multisupport]. Negative love : extract / Adams, comp. ; San Francisco symphony orchestra and chorus ; Edo de Waart, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Kirchner, Leon. Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-.... Harmonium [Multimédia multisupport]. Negative love : extract / Adams, comp. ; San Francisco symphony orchestra and chorus ; Edo de Waart, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Adams violin concerto (Choreographic work : Martins) [clippings] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Audio collection of June Jordan [sound recording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Tipton, Jennifer,. Waterbaby bagatelles : choreographic notes used by Twyla Tharp in creating her dance, 1994. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [A-E] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-. Dr. Atomic: performance program and supplemental materials, 2005 October 16 and 18. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Adams violin concerto (Choreographic work : Martins) [clippings] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. CONVENTION OF WORLD WAR I PILOTS National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research. Minimalist Jukebox: From Intonation to Collaboration, March 31-April 1, 2006. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Continuing Education Dept. Lectures : video and sound recordings collection, 1987-[ongoing]. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rosenthal Archives
creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-.... The chairman dances [Multimédia multisupport] / John Adams, comp. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Betty Freeman Papers, 1965 - 2008 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Videotape collection of June Jordan [videorecording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Doctor Atomic premier materials, 2005. Western Washington University
creatorOf NCSA Orchestra. NCSA Orchestra [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library
creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-. Shaker loops : string orchestra / John Adams. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Jacob Druckman collection of noncommercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Freeman, Betty. Betty Freeman papers, 1965-1999. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Major figures in American music, 1968-1989 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-.... The chairman dances [Multimédia multisupport] / John Adams, comp. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-. Grand pianola music / John Adams. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Nu Contemporary Ensemble. Nu (Contemporary Ensemble) [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Adams, John, 1947-. Eros piano / John Adams. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Continuing Education Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996 person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Freeman, Betty person
associatedWith Freeman, Betty. person
associatedWith Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Jordan, June, 1936-2002. person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith NCSA Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Nu Contemporary Ensemble. corporateBody
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Vocal trios with band--Scores
Pianos (2) with band--Scores
Piano with orchestra--Scores
String orchestra music--Scores
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