Thomas Adès

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Mark Simpson/Quatuor Diotima review – virtuosic Adès premiere is mesmerising
Alchymia is Adès’ most substantial chamber work in over a decade, it revealed itself in this premiere to be one of his finest achievements of recent years

Andrew Clements

01, Oct, 2021 @5:01 PM

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CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – Adès’ ghostly Buñuel showpiece sees the light
A centenary celebration – coming to the Proms tonight – included an Ades premiere and, 75 years after its composition, Ruth Gipps’s second symphony

Andrew Clements

05, Aug, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Thomas Adès at 50 review – something old and something new in superb birthday celebration
Barbican, London
The composer’s Shanty – Over the Sea, given its UK premiere by the Britten Sinfonia, is captivating and evocative

Tim Ashley

11, Jun, 2021 @11:08 AM

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‘You’re one of the more normal composers’: Simon Rattle and Thomas Adès swap notes
The conductor and composer talk Beethoven, Brexit and bunking off sports day ahead of a new Barbican/LSO season that will celebrate Adès’s 50th birthday

Fiona Maddocks

23, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Alice's Adventures Under Ground review – brilliant in every surreal detail
The dizzying world of Lewis Carroll is brought to wonderful and touching life, and Gerald Barry’s intense score is marshalled with panache by Thomas Adès

Andrew Clements

05, Feb, 2020 @12:35 PM

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The best classical music works of the 21st century
Over the coming week, the Guardian will select the greatest culture since 2000, carefully compiled by critics and editors. We begin with a countdown of defining classical music compositions, from X-rated opera to high-tech string quartets

Andrew Clements, Fiona Maddocks. John Lewis, Kate Molleson, Tom Service, Erica Jeal and Tim Ashley

12, Sep, 2019 @4:20 PM

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The week in classical: Thomas Adès; LPO/Jurowski; LSO/Rattle – review
Thomas Adès communes with Janáček, Jurowski and the LPO do Stravinsky proud, and the LSO shows its jazzy side

Fiona Maddocks

15, Dec, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Home listening: from Adès to Chopin to Weimar Germany
A fine new piano recital from Ashley Fripp, to 20s Berlin with Marion Rampal and Quatuor Manfred, plus Jess Gillam’s podcast

Fiona Maddocks

15, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The week in classical: Madama Butterfly; Britten Sinfonia/Adès – review
The summer opera season kicks off with Annilese Miskimmon’s perceptive staging of Puccini’s heartbreaker.

Fiona Maddocks

27, May, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Britten Sinfonia/Adès review – Barry's histrionics and exuberant Beethoven
Soloist Nicolas Hodges performed Barry’s Piano Concerto with combative force while an energetic Thomas Adès continued the Sinfonia’s Beethoven series

Erica Jeal

23, May, 2018 @6:27 PM

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NYOGB/Adès review – a controlled performance of vivid extremes
Thomas Adès led the hugely talented National Youth Orchestra in the UK premiere of Francisco Coll’s Mural, plus The Rite of Spring and his own Polaris

Andrew Clements

04, Aug, 2017 @1:16 PM

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La rondine; Adès, Barry, Beethoven; The Day After review – quite a hat-trick
Opera Holland Park’s season gets off to a flying start, while Thomas Adès and Gerald Barry prove a fine piano duo. Plus, the new ENO Studio Live

Fiona Maddocks

02, Jun, 2017 @5:00 PM

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