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    Watch: John Adams Has Tête-à-Tête with France Musique

    Composer and conductor John Adams spoke with France Musique for a thirty-minute tête-à-tête in English during a trip to France to conduct Orchestre Symphonique de Radio France in concert earlier this year. The conversation covers his music, musical influences, current events, current social trends, Kendrick Lamar, and some of his favorite pieces by Debussy, Stravinsky, and more.

    "I invite in the past and when I compose," Adams says. "I have a very loose filter. I actually take pleasure in whatever has influenced me pass through my particular musical personality and come out in my musical statement."

    You can watch the interview along with interstitial clips from his concert leading the Orchestre Symphonique de Radio France here:

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Composer and conductor John Adams spoke with France Musique for a thirty-minute tête-à-tête in English during a trip to conduct Orchestre Symphonique de Radio France in concert earlier this year. The conversation covers his music, musical influences, current events, current social trends, Kendrick Lamar, and some of his favorite pieces by Debussy, Stravinsky, and more. You can watch it here.

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Composer and conductor John Adams spoke with France Musique for a thirty-minute tête-à-tête in English during a trip to France to conduct Orchestre Symphonique de Radio France in concert earlier this year. The conversation covers his music, musical influences, current events, current social trends, Kendrick Lamar, and some of his favorite pieces by Debussy, Stravinsky, and more.

"I invite in the past and when I compose," Adams says. "I have a very loose filter. I actually take pleasure in whatever has influenced me pass through my particular musical personality and come out in my musical statement."

You can watch the interview along with interstitial clips from his concert leading the Orchestre Symphonique de Radio France here:

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John Adams: France Musique, April 2020

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