Hail Bop! A Portrait of John Adams
Tony Palmer directs this intimate profile of John Adams, controversial composer of operas such as 'Nixon in China' and 'The Death of Klinghoffer'. The film shows Adams at work in his secluded High Sierra log cabin and in rehearsal with soloists Emanuel Ax and Michael Collins. Other contributors include stage director Peter Sellars and librettist Alice Goodman.
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Adams' story is fleshed out with behind-the-scenes commentary by frequent collaborators such as Peter Sellars and Alice Goodman, breathtaking American vistas (a little KOYAANISQATSI, if you get my drift), supremely performed and well-filmed musical excerpts by the original artists who first breathed life into Adams' music (and even some new interpretations--Ernst Kovacic's rendition of the VIOLIN CONCERTO is jaw-dropping), and deep and eloquent insight from the composer himself.
A must-own for any fan of John Adams and every practical lover of 20th century music. Enjoy!