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The best American classical music
Not to be confused with the second president of the United States who shares his name, John Adams is one of the 20th century's best-known composers. His music captures moments in American history, from Nixon's 1972 visit to China to a choral piece commemorating the victims of the September 11 attacks, but his most famous work is the relentless four-minute masterpiece, Short Ride in a Fast Machine.