A common surname in the USA and UK, in classical music it can refer to American composers John Adams and John Luther Adams, to British recorder player Piers Adams and doubtless to many other people.
A selection of M&V articles about Adams
Emphasis on Personalities - John Adams' 'Nixon in China', reviewed by Maria Nockin
Ensemble. Excellent Performance - Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic at the Movies, seen and heard by Maria Nockin
CD Spotlight. Subtle and Organic - Music by John Luther Adams, recommended by Malcolm Tattersall. '... vast silent landscapes ...'
Ensemble. A True Dynamo - Lawrence Budmen listens to French conductor Ludovic Morlot, in concert with Jennifer Koh and the New World Symphony
A Useful Survey - Thomas May's 'The John Adams Reader', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. A thrilling launch - 'Doctor Atomic' by John Adams, reviewed by Carson Cooman
CD Spotlight. A welcome introduction - Music by John Adams, reviewed by Robert Hugill. 'Alsop has a clear feel for this music ...'
Writing new opera - A composer's perspective, by Robert Hugill
Ensemble. Muscular performance - Rex Harley is left breathless listening to violinist Chloë Hanslip
Ensemble. Musical evangelism - Piers Adams' group Red Priest amazes Keith Bramich
Ensemble. Rule Britannia? - Gordon Rumson reports on New Works Calgary, Friday 13 September 2002
Ensemble - Naïve and Sentimental Music. Malcolm Miller attends the London première of John Adams' most recent and largest orchestral work