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Thomas Adès

(b. 1971)


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(b London, 1971).

Eng. composer, pianist, and conductor. Studied pf. at GSMD and read music at King's Coll., Cambridge. Comp.‐in‐assoc., Hallé Orch. 1993–5. Art. dir., Aldeburgh Fest. from 1999. Comps. incl.:

operas:

Powder her Face

, Op.14 (1995);

The Tempest

, Op.22 (2003–4, rev. 2006).

orch.:

but all shall be well

…, Op.10 (1993);

These premises are alarmed

, Op.16 (1996);

Asyla

, Op.17 (1997); vn. conc., Op.23 (2005).

choral:

O thou who didst with pitfall and with gin

, Op.3a, male vv. (1990);

Gefriolsae me

, Op.3b, male vv., org. (1990);

Fool's Rhymes

, Op.5, SATB, 4 players (1992);

The Fayrfax Carol

, SATB, opt. org. (1997);

January Writ

, SATB, org. (1999).

voice(s) & instr(s).:

The Lover in Winter

, 4 songs for counterten., pf (1989);

Five Eliot Landscapes

, Op.1, sop., pf. (1990);

Life Story

, Op.8, sop., 3 players (1993);

Life Story

, Op.8a, sop., pf. (1994);

America – A Prophecy

, Op.19, mez., opt. ch., orch. (1999);

Brahms

, Op.21, bar., orch. (2001);

Scenes from The Tempest

, sop., mez., ten., bar., orch. (2005).

instr. ens.:

Chamber Sym

., Op.2 (1990);

Catch

, Op.4 (1991);

Living Toys

, Op.9 (1993);

Sonata da Caccia

, Op.11 (1993);

The Origin of the Harp

, Op.13 (1994);

Concerto Conciso

, Op.18 (1997);

Court Studies

, Op.23 (2005).

chamber music:

Arcadiana

, Op.12, str. qt. (1994); pf. quintet, Op.20 (2000).

keyboard:

Still Sorrowing

, Op.7, pf. (1991–2);

Darknesse Visible

, pf. (1992);

Under Hamelin Hill

, Op.6, org. (1992);

Traced Overhead

, Op.15, pf. (1995–6).

Subjects: Music.


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