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John Coolidge Adams is an American composer whose most celebrated compositions include On the Transmigration of Souls, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.
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John Coolidge Adams was born on February 15, 1947, in Worcester, Massachusetts. After studying at Harvard, he taught at the San Francisco Conservatory and conducted widely. His compositions, initially strongly influenced by minimalism, became tempered by expressive elements. Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991) are two of the best-known operas of the late 20th century.
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