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Hail Bop! A Portrait Of John Adams (DVD)

Item# 1000004643

Hail Bop! A Portrait of John Adams (DVD)

DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
Label: Kultur Video
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Run Time: 98 minutes

He is the most performed composer of his generation. His operas Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer have been international hits, although not without a touch of controversy. This is an intimate portrait, filmed over twelve months, of a great composer at work in his High Sierra log cabin and in rehearsal with soloists Emanuel Ax and Michael Collins.

The dramatic landscapes of America, which Adams brings to life so vividly in his music, provide the visual backdrop. Contributors include stage director Peter Sellars and librettist Alice Goodman. Music by Edo de Waart and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic has been specially recorded for the film.

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