Canal March

John Adams' China Gates

Ralph van Raat, piano

China gates, by John Adams (1947)

The composer John Adams was present during this performance of his work China Gates by the pianist Ralph van Raat. Originally written for a young female pianist, China Gates is a short, delicate work in a minimalist style whose form is based on the repetition of melodic-rhythmic structures and the alternation of major and minor modes.

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