JOHN ADAMS - HALLELUJAH JUNCTION: COMPOSING AN AMERICAN LIFE **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition COMPOSER of SYMPHONIES & OPERAS incl. NIXON IN CHINA, DR. ATOMIC and ON THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS
HALLELUJAH JUNCTION: COMPOSING AN AMERICAN LIFE, by JOHN ADAMS.
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 240 pages plus 8 unnumbered pages of b&w photographs.
SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the COMPOSER to his Neighbor and Friend: "To my neighbor / and dear friend Theo / with love / John Adams".
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2008. First Edition, First Printing, with the statement "First Edition 2008" on the copyright page and the number line starting at 1.
Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some pushing at its spine ends and light soiling. A solid, attractive copy.
Rare and Wonderful with the SIGNATURE and warm INSCRIPTION by the Great American Composer, John Adams.
From the Publisher:
******A book unlike anything ever written by a composer, part memoir and part description of the creative process, Hallelujah Junction is an absorbing journey through the musical landscape of John Adams, one of today's most admired and frequently performed composers. A musician of enormous range and technical command, Adams has built a huge audience worldwide through the immediacy and sincerity of his music, such as his Pulitzer prize winning memorial for the September 11 attack On The Transmigration of Souls.
Hallelujah Junction isn't so much an autobiography as a fascinating journey through the musical landscape of his life and times, centered around the three highly controversial operas based on social and political issues he has written in the past twenty-five years: Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, and