Thomas Adès

Born in 1971, Thomas Adès is the foremost composer of his generation. His first opera, Powder Her Face, has been produced all over the world; his 1997 orchestral piece, Asyla, won the Grawemeyer Award; and his 2004 opera, The Tempest, which Alex Ross called “a masterpiece of airy beauty and eerie power,” was performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 2012. Adès was Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival, has conducted orchestras from the New York Philharmonic to the London Symphony, and has had festivals worldwide devoted to his music.

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Thomas Adès: Full of Noises

Thomas Adès and Tom Service
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Composer, conductor, and pianist, Thomas Adès is one of the most diversely talented musical figures of his generation. His music is performed by great opera...

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