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  • His wife's advice was noxious—she called Adams's Republican enemies “traitors to their country”—an amplification of his own prejudices.

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  • He referred to Adams's entry in his diary for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1774, not long before the Revolution: With all the opulence and splendor of this city, there is very little good breeding to be found.

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  • A pained Clay called Adams's program “entirely hopeless.”

    America's First Dynasty

  • But this time, in an unprecedented partnership, the PGA of America and the U.S. Golf Association are joining forces behind Adams's work.

    Finding a Game for the Rest of Us

  • For them, by Adams's reckoning, what he calls "Tour length" tees should be set at about 6,100 yards.

    Finding a Game for the Rest of Us

  • "And I thought it would be interesting to investigate, through comparison with John Adams's music, the many ways that Bruckner's work is so modern."

    Bruckner in a New Light

  • Even in Mr. Adams's densest orchestral writing, with its textures of frantic repetitive motifs, there is frequently a palpable spatial sensibility.

    Bruckner in a New Light

  • But on Adams's course, he found himself hitting fairway woods and hybrids into the greens.

    Finding a Game for the Rest of Us

  • The fourth and final concert in the series, on Sunday, pairs Mr. Adams's "Doctor Atomic" Symphony, derived from his eponymous opera about the creation of the atomic bomb in 1945, with Bruckner's valedictory Symphony No. 9 in D-minor, its finale left unfinished at his death.

    Bruckner in a New Light

  • "Actually a lot of Bruckner's music has a playful side," he says, "just like the playful element in Adams's Violin Concerto."

    Bruckner in a New Light

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