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Adès, Thomas

Overview
Works: 361 works in 936 publications in 11 languages and 14,281 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Chamber music  Manuscripts  Art music  Symphonies  Interviews  Concertos  Orchestral music 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Composer, Performer, Arranger, Librettist, Editor, Originator, Other, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Thomas Adès
Powder her face by Thomas Adès( )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life story by Thomas Adès( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tevot ; Violin concerto ; Three studies from Couperin ; Dances from Powder her face by Thomas Adès( )

4 editions published in 2010 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living toys by Thomas Adès( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano quintets by Thomas Adès( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asyla by Thomas Adès( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting-edge composer Thomas Ades follows up his successful opera Powder Her Face with an ambitious interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest
The diary of one who disappeared ; Piano works by Leoš Janáček( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Czech and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto ; Turandot suite ; Sarabande and cortège by Ferruccio Busoni( )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello world by Steven Isserlis( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concerto by Thomas Adès( )

1 edition published in 2007 and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glagolitic mass ; Sinfonietta ; Piano works ; Songs by Leoš Janáček( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Polish and Czech and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-fifth hour : the chamber music of Thomas Adès (b. 1971) by Thomas Adès( )

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology by Thomas Adès( )

5 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seven days by Thomas Adès( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living toys : for chamber ensemble of fourteen players : op. 9 : (1993) by Thomas Adès( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insomnia by Aurora-Orkestret( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempest : an opera in three acts, op. 22 (2003-04) by Thomas Adès( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America : a prophecy by Thomas Adès( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Adès, piano by Thomas Adès( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To some, he's the dazzling prince-elect of the new-music scene; to others, he's the spoiled brat decked out in an entire wardrobe of the emperor's new clothes--and each side seems to preach to the converted. Well, whatever your take on the music of young British composer Thomas Ads̈, who has already written full-scale works in a stunning array of genres--from the sensitive cycle Five Eliot Landscapes to the opřa du scandale Powder Her Face and the symphony Asyla --give yourself an unprejudiced listen to Ads̈ as performer on the recital album Piano and you'll discover yet another dimension to the musical world inhabited by the young upstart--one that holds manifold surprising delights. The most obvious is, of course, the choice of program--and kudos to EMI for backing the bold choices Ads̈ has made--which flies against the current trend toward cozy familiarity or, at best, a mixture of chestnuts with scary unknowns. Not that this is "scary" modern music; instead, it's a gracious, beguiling manifesto for the art of the piano miniature, in modernist, postmodernist, neoclassical, even late-romantic guises. Even the familiar composers are represented by obscure works: some peasant dances of Grieg, some motley pages of little-known Stravinsky, a sonatina of Busoni. A lot of the fun here is in allowing yourself to discover some of the gems you'll very likely never have heard before: the personality-drenched, enigmatic, Paul Klee-like "games" of Kurtg̀ (one of Ads̈'s early mentors) and--most of all--Alexey Stanchinsky's completely enthralling Piano Sonata No. 2, which also happens to be the longest work here, though the varying senses of time each piece unravels become positively Einsteinian as the program progresses. Ads̈ is like a kid in a candy shop, sharing his enthusiasm with each discovery--it's the perfect merger of personalities between performer and composer. He doesn't play pyrotechnical showoff, even in the head-spinning dual-tempo feats of the Nancarrow canons concluding the disc. Rather, he seems more interested in inviting his audience to participate in each given world. Technique with insouciant energy and boundless humor--the entire recital is a blast. --Thomas May
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The tempest : an opera in three acts, op. 22 (2003-04)
Alternative Names
Adès, Thomas 1971-

Adès, Thomas Joseph Edmund 1971-

THOMAS ADÈS

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Адес, Томас

תומאס אדס

توماس أديس

アデス, トーマス

トーマス・アデス

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