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Performer: Thomas Adès

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LondonLSO/Thomas Adès: 50th Birthday Concert

© Mathias Benguigui
Kurtág, Sibelius, Adès
London Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Adès; Christine Pendrill; Christianne Stotijn; Sir Simon Keenlyside

LondonLA Phil / Adès: Late-night Green Umbrella Concert

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Thomas Adès

LondonThe Tempest

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Adès: The Tempest
Thomas Adès; Christopher Maltman; Audrey Luna; Nicky Spence; Marta Fontanals-Simmons
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Even crazier than the books: Gerald Barry's Alice

Clare Presland, Claudia Boyle, Hilary Summers © ROH | Clive Barda
Barry goes for out-weirding Carroll at a fast and furious pace. There's plenty of fun and it's beautifully staged – but is that enough?
**111
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Beethoven and Ives at Tanglewood: A lovely summer Sunday

Thomas Adès and the BSO at Tanglewood © Hilary Scott
The Boston Symphony Orchestra offered a reading of Beethoven's “Pastoral” Symphony that ideally suited the bucolic surroundings.
****1
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Bacchic ebullience in Beethoven from Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
The culmination of Thomas Ades' Beethoven cycle with the Britten Sinfonia channels Beethoven's atavistic energies. 
****1
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A thrilling combination of Barry and Beethoven at the Barbican

Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia now enter the final phase of their three year Beethoven and Barry cycle with rewarding interpretations of Beethoven's Seventh and Eighth, separated by a new Viola Concerto from Barry.
****1
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A dance with past and present in Boston

Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
The concerto is not only a dance with tradition, it’s a dance between Adès and his frequent collaborator and friend, Kirill Gerstein.
*****
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Not with a whimper but a bang

Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
Commendably fine playing from the LPO conducted by Thomas Adès, and with Kirill Gerstein as soloist, three less than familiar works throw up overwhelming volumes of energy.
****1
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