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John Adams

Biography

Among the United State governments’ Founding Fathers, aswell as its initial vice president and its own second leader. His father wished him to be always a minister, but he rather opted to become lawyer. He increased to fame being a vehement critic from the Stamp Action of 1765. He controversially defended the United kingdom soldiers who had been responsible for eliminating five civilians in the 1770 Boston Massacre. He relied intensely on his wife, Abigail, for information and understanding, and their prolific correspondence became renowned. They wedded on Oct 25, 1764, and their kids were called Nabby, John Quincy, Susanna, Charles, Thomas, and Elizabeth. He offered as vice leader to the initial president of america, George Washington.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Adams
Date Of Birth October 30, 1735
Died July 4, 1826, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Place Of Birth Braintree, MA
Height 1.7 m
Profession US President
Education Harvard College
Nationality American
Spouse Abigail Adams
Children John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams Smith, Charles Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams, Susanna Adams, Elizabeth Adams
Parents Susanna Boylston, John Adams Sr.
Siblings Elihu Adams, Peter Adams
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Peabody Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special, TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials, Producers Guild of America Award - David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects - Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction - Miniseries or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing - Limited Series, Movie Or A Special, ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards - Television Movie or Mini-Series, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Picture Made for TV, Costume Designers Guild Award for Best Costume Design - Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Mini Series, VES Award for Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial, VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a Special, 7. Part 7: Peacefield, 6. Part 6: Unnecessary War, 5. Part 5: Unite or Die
Music Groups Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nixon in China, Doctor Atomic, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing - Miniseries Or A Movie, TCA Award for Program of the Year, Satellite Award for Best Miniseries, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score), 7. Part 7: Peacefield, 6. Part 6: Unnecessary War, 5. Part 5: Unite or Die, 7. Part 7: Peacefield, 6. Part 6: Unnecessary War, 5. Part 5: Unite or Die
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1With director Peter Sellars he worked on an opera based on former president Richard Nixon's trip to the People's Republic of China in February 1972. The principal figures include Nixon, his wife Pat Nixon, Zedong Mao and his wife, Qing Jiang, Enlai Zhou, and Henry Kissinger, not as political cartoons but as "mythological characters of our time." The world premiere was held on October 22, 1987. Later, Adams wrote another opera based on the Palestinian hijacking of the luxury cruise ship Achille Lauro in October 1985.
2Was influenced by the musical minimalists Terry Riley and Steve Reich.
3Taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1972 - 1982.
4Son of Carl John Adams and Elinore Mary Coolidge Adams, both of whom were jazz musicians.
5He was the first Harvard undergraduate to be allowed to submit a musical composition as his required senior thesis; he earned an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, in 1969.
6Winner of the 1995 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his composition "Violin Concerto" (1993).


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blindsided2016/IIShort composer: additional music completed
The Metropolitan Opera HD LiveTV Series music by - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011 conductor - 1 episode, 2011
P.O.V.2009TV Series documentary music services - 1 episode
Great PerformancesTV Series music supervisor - 8 episodes, 1974 - 1991 music services - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008
Patti Smith: Dream of Life2008Documentary music services
American MastersTV Series documentary music services - 5 episodes, 2000 - 2007 music service - 1 episode, 2007 composer - 1 episode, 2000
Doctor Atomic2007TV Movie music by
The Death of Klinghoffer2003conductor
Passion1996TV Movie music coordinator
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius1987TV Movie music supervisor
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's1987TV Movie music supervisor
American Playhouse1982TV Series music supervisor - 2 episodes
Guests of the Nation1981TV Movie music supervisor
Big Blonde1980TV Movie music supervisor
3 by Cheever1979TV Mini-Series music supervisor - 1 episode
The Adams Chronicles1976TV Mini-Series music producer - 13 episodes
The Time of Your Life1976TV Movie music supervisor
NET Playhouse1966TV Series music consultant - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Bigger Splash2015performer: "I. Naive and Sentimental Music" / writer: "I. Naive and Sentimental Music"
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)2014performer: "Harmonium: III. Wild Nights" / writer: "Chorus of Exiled Palestinians from The Death of Klinghoffer", "Harmonium: III. Wild Nights"
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live2014TV Series music - 1 episode
LA Phil Live2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
BBC Proms2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shutter Island2010performer: "FOG TROPES" 1982, "MY FATHER KNEW CHARLES IVES: THE LAKE" 2006 / writer: "CHRISTIAN ZEAL AND ACTIVITY" 1973, "MY FATHER KNEW CHARLES IVES: THE LAKE" 2006
Great Performances2009TV Series 1 episode
Io sono l'amore2009writer: "The Chairman Dances", "Century Rolls: I. First Movement", "Fearful Symmetries", "Harmonielehre: Part III. Meister Eckardt and Quackie", "Lollapalooza", "Nixon in China: Act I, Scene 1: Beginning", "Nixon in China: Act III: Some Men You Cannot Satisfy", "Light Over Water, Part III", "Shaker Loops: III. Loops and Verses", "The Death of Klinghoffer: Act II, Scene 1: The Desert Chorus", "Nixon in China: Act III, Scene 1: Beginning", "Harmonielehre: Part II. The Anfortas Wound", "Harmonium:
Independent Lens2008TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Civilization IV2005Video Game writer: "Harmonielehre", "Grand Pianola Music", "Shaker Loops", "Tromba Lontana", "The People Are The Heroes Now" from Nixon in China, "Christian Zeal and Activity", "Chaconne: Body Through Which The Dream Flows" from Violin Concerto, "Common Tones in Simple Time"
The Death of Klinghoffer2003music: "The Death of Linghoffer" / performer: "The Death of Linghoffer"
My Mother's Smile2002music: "Harmonielehre, for orchestra" 1985
The Thin Red Line1998performer: "The Unanswered Question"
Run Lola Run1998performer: "The Unanswered Question"
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez1991writer: "Die Harmonielehre"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Io sono l'amore2009
El niño2000TV Movie
Window to the Universe2000TV Movie documentary
The 20th Century: American Tapestry1999TV Movie documentary
Bah, Humbug!: The Story of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'1994TV Movie
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez1991
The World Within: C.G. Jung in His Own Words1990Documentary
De wording1988Documentary
Great Performances1976-1988TV Series 2 episodes
Matter of Heart1986Documentary
Tartuffe1978TV Movie
Georgia O'Keeffe1977TV Movie documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
¡Atención obras!2014TV SeriesHimself
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Conductor / Himself - Composer
Bienvenido Gustavo2009Video documentary shortHimself
Great Performances2009TV SeriesHimself - Composer
Independent Lens2008TV Series documentaryComposer
Wonders Are Many2007DocumentaryHimself - Composer
The Making of the Death of Klinghoffer2003Video documentaryHimself - Composer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScoreThe Monster of Camp Sunshine or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nature (1964)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoThe Death of Klinghoffer (2003)· Penny Woolcock (video director)
· Madonna Baptiste (video producer)


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#Quote
1Pierre Boulez has said some charming things about me. From an early age I was inspired by great composers, writers, choreographers and painters who could say something immensely important, yet also reach a lot of people. Those 19th-century giants - Beethoven, Tolstoy, Dickens, Wagner, Zola - had enormous audiences. Maybe that's not possible for a serious artist today, because even very intelligent people are distracted - by TV or movies - from reading novels or listening to serious music. But if I've had success it's because I've found ways to make statements that have integrity but are appreciable beyond a tight little circle of cognoscenti. Which was not the case with serious contemporary music when I was at [Harvard in the 1960s]. We had models, such as Boulez, who were real musical snobs.
2I have to choose my words carefully. In the United States there is very little opportunity for the Palestinians to make their case. In fact, extreme pressure is exerted on how information is framed in the press and on TV. So the use of the word terrorism has become very controlled. If you are a mother hiding in your apartment in Gaza, and an Israeli missile kills your children, you might think that this was terrorism. But in the US that word can't be used in association with that kind of action. Particularly here in New York the fact that I had given a chorus to the Palestinians was taken by some people as political bias.
3On the hostile reaction to The Death of Klinghoffer (2003): Hey, it's hard to speak of this as if it's important. It's only an opera! What really counts in our society is Madonna, hip-hop and television.
4My roots are profoundly affected by American popular music, jazz, ragtime, swing, rock. I'm not a quoter, nor a musical chameleon like William Bolcom, but my personal style does not deny its roots. In today's so-called classical music, we've lost track of the vernacular. [Opera News, October 1987]


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