The Chairman Dances

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John Adams

The Chairman Dances

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John Adams' The Chairman Dances is a "foxtrot for orchestra" that emerged as an offshoot of the composer's 1986 opera Nixon in China and has become one of the composer's most popular works. The opera, which presents a fanciful account of the 1972 visit to China by President Richard Nixon and his entourage (including wi... read more

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