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Composer: Adès, Thomas (b. 1971)

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Year of birth1971
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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LondonAshley Fripp, Piano

Weber, Bartók, Chopin, Adès
Ashley Fripp, Piano

PragueHaydn, Bruch, Adès

Haydn, Bruch, Adès
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Adès; Josef Špaček jr; Christianne Stotijn; Simon Keenlyside

Santiago de CompostelaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Adès, Walton, Nielsen
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Dima Slobodeniouk; Nicolas Alstaedt

La CoruñaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Adès, Walton, Nielsen
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Dima Slobodeniouk; Nicolas Alstaedt

StockholmMonday at last - Day 6:2

Monday at last - Day 6:2
Schmitt, Adès, Françaix, Bonis, Debussy, Saint-Saëns
ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen; Anders Jonhäll; Christoffer Sundqvist; Stephen Fitzpatrick
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Balancing longueurs and invention

Hilary Hahn, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra © Steve J Sherman
Three works performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin included few novel musical ideas relative to their lengths.
***11
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Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel

Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Adès opera resists explanation, and the ambiguity of the story drives much of its compelling nature. 
****1
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Veronika Eberle wows in Mendelssohn

Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
This was the second of Bernard Haitink’s Barbican appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra mostly drawing on the Austro-German orchestral tradition in electric and efficient perfromances. 
****1
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This is Rattle: music from past and present transfigured and made radical

Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
Simon Rattle returns to the UK in a (self-)portrait concert with the London Symphony Orchestra showcasing contemporary music
*****
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Reminiscences of French Baroque at Tanglewood

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott
Since the days of Charles Munch and Serge Koussevitzky, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has always excelled in rendering the characteristics of the French musical idiom. 
****1
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