Question: Which of these US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer?

Answer: About sixty miles and a few hundred years separate John Adams, the second president of the United States, and John Adams, the composer and conductor of classical music and opera. We’ll focus on John Coolidge Adams, the Pulitzer Prize winning composer from Worcester, Massachusetts. Adams won the 2003 Pulitzer in music for his piece “On the Transmigration of Souls”, a New York Philharmonic commission to commemorate the September 11 attacks. Adams has written several operas, notably “Nixon in China” (1987), “The Death of Klinghoffer” (1991), and “Doctor Atomic” (2005).


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1John Adams US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Which of these US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer? This combination photo shows the cover of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Nickel Boys,” left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzer Prizes for back to back novels.
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2John Adams US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
John Luther Adams has been called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker).. Adams composes for orchestra, chamber ensembles, percussion and electronic media. His music is recorded on Cantaloupe, Cold Blue, New World, Mode and New Albion.
https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/john-luther-adams

3John Adams US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Like his masterly, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Truman, David McCullough’s John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. It is both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time, much of it drawn from an outstanding collection of Adams family letters and diaries.
https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/david-mccullough-0

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One of the most prominent novelists of her generation came to the John Adams Institute to talk about her new novel Lila, the third and final part of her Gilead trilogy. Readers all over the world had anxiously been awaiting it, among them President Obama who identifies her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gilead as one of his favorite contemporary books. . With Lila, the reader returns to the …
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5John Adams US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
It has already been labeled a “feminist All the President’s Men”. Megan Twohey will take the John Adams stage to discuss her Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting about this investigation. It focuses not solely on the person of Harvey Weinstein himself, but even more on the systems that enable this kind of abuse.
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6John Adams US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Indeed, in the biography John Adams, Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough writes that “Adams could be blunt, stubborn, opinionated, vain, and given to jealousy,” but Adams stands …
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John Adams, American composer and conductor whose works were among the most performed of contemporary classical music. Adams became proficient on the clarinet at an early age (sometimes freelancing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and performing with other groups) and by his teenage years was
https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Adams-American-composer-and-conductor

8John Adams US presidents shares a name with a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Los Angeles Philharmonic composer John Adams sits in his office at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in October 2009. “There are some interesting works that I do think reflect life out here,” he says.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-john-adams15-2009nov15-story.html

9John Adams

There are multiple artists with this name. Following are listed in order of prominence. (1) John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer with strong roots in minimalism.He learned the clarinet from his father and played in marching bands and community orchestras during his formative years.
https://www.last.fm/music/John+Adams

10John Adams

John Adams was an advocate of American independence from Britain, a major figure in the Continental Congress (1774–77), the author of the Massachusetts constitution (1780), a signer of the Treaty of Paris (1783), ambassador to the Court of St. James (1785–88), and the first vice president (1789–97) and second president (1797–1801) of the United States.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Adams-president-of-United-States

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