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Adès: Tevot; Violin Concerto; Couperin Dances

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>Adès, Thomas : Tevot, for orchestra
>Adès, Thomas : Concerto for Violin ("Concentric Paths")
>Adès, Thomas : Studies (3) from Couperin, for orchestra
>Adès, Thomas : Powder Her Face, opera, Op. 14
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track

Album Summary

>Adès, Thomas : Tevot, for orchestra
>Adès, Thomas : Concerto for Violin ("Concentric Paths")
>Adès, Thomas : Studies (3) from Couperin, for orchestra
>Adès, Thomas : Powder Her Face, opera, Op. 14
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
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Notes & Reviews:

EMI Classics presents the world premiere release of three of Thomas Ades' new works recorded live, partly conducted by the composer himself, and, in the case of Tevot, by Sir Simon Rattle with the Berliner Philharmoniker. To Sir Simon Rattle, Ades "may be the most extravagantly gifted of (young UK composers)" and he and the Berliner Philharmoniker program his works frequently. Since the release of Ades' opera 'The Tempest' on EMI Classics in June 2009, the recording has gathered attention on a global scale. In France, the disc was recently awarded the prestigious Diapason d'Or de l'annee. Reviews in general have been glowing with praise and the album was a "Critic's Choice" pick in Opera News.

bbc.co.uk - Michael Quinn
Thomas Adès may not be the most prolific composer of his generation, but he is surely the most consistent and compelling, evidence of which comes in these live recordings of four works...Marwood etches an expressive melancholia into demanding solo violin lines that sear themselves into bright relief against the constant turbulence of a storm-grey, lighting-scarred mass.

BBC Music Magazine
That sweet-toned, sensitive violinist Anthony Marwood reveals an unexpected heroic streak, throwing off Adès's tremendous vertiginous runs with immense authority...three Couperin pieces [are] revealed in all their tender, dusky mystery by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

The Independent on Sunday
Anthony Marwood's shining tone casts a spell in violin concerto Concentric Paths. The Berliner Philharmoniker lend dazzle to Tevot

The Guardian
What emerges is a portrait of a composer who is often at his most innovative when engaging in a forceful dialogue with tradition...The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle are very grand in Tevot...The NYO under Paul Daniel, meanwhile, make a very classy job of Powder Her Face.

Gramophone Magazine
Marwood is eloquence itself and Adès secures disciplined playing from the COE...Finally, the NYO gives its all in a suite from Adès 's first opera Powder Her Face...A fine calling-card for this rare masterpiece among recent English opera, it rounds off a highly thought-provoking disc.

The Observer
The louche and sexy suite from Powder Her Face [is] excellently captured by the National Youth Orchestra...and, in the violin concerto, Anthony Marwood is an ideal soloist: sensitive, wistful and powerfully melancholy.

The Times
Pride of place among these live performances of Adès's recent music goes to Tevot, a magnificent orchestral journey through chaos to consolation, exultantly delivered...The Violin Concerto, dominated by circling patterns and Anthony Marwood's expressive violin, is almost as powerful.



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Works Details

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : Tevot, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (11/01/2007/11/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : Concerto for Violin ("Concentric Paths")
  • Performer: Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Adès
  • Running Time: 20 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : Studies (3) from Couperin, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Thomas Adès
  • Running Time: 13 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Thomas Adès (Conductor/Composer) (1971 - ) : Powder Her Face, opera, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1995.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern