Thomas Adès: Favorites

Thomas Adès: Favorites

About this playlist

British composer Thomas Adès is a leading light in the world of composition and performance in the 21st century. Equally influential in the opera house, the concert hall and beyond, Adès’s music is compelling, intelligent and multi-award winning. In this exclusive playlist for Primephonic, he combines some of his favourite music – from his teacher, György Kurtag through to Beethoven and everything in between – along with a few key works of his own.

Tracklist

  • The Tempest, Act 1, Scene V: Five Fathoms deep

    Thomas Ades

    3:58

  • Asyla, Op. 17: III. Ecstasio

    Thomas Ades, London Symphony Orchestra

    6:34

  • Adagio

    Igor Stravinsky, Columbia Symphony Orchestra

    2:00

  • Concerto Conciso: II -

    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Thomas Adès

    4:54

  • Concerto Conciso: [dotted crotchet = 116]

    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Thomas Adès

    1:59

  • IV. Sanctus: Praeludium -Benedictus

    Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Laura Aikin, Johannes Chum, Ruben Drole, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Bernarda Fink, Elisabeth Kulman

    13:07

  • The Four Quarters: IV. The Twenty-Fifth Hour

    Calder Quartet

    3:51

  • Kurtág
  • Samuel Beckett: What Is The Word, Op. 30b

    Gerrie de Vries, Asko/Schönberg, Reinbert de Leeuw

    16:21

  • Piano-Rag Music

    Thomas Adès

    3:08

  • Ebony Concerto: III. Moderato - Con moto

    Michael Collins, London Sinfonietta, Sir Simon Rattle

    3:31

  • 2. Adagio

    András Schiff, Wolfgang Schulz, Hans Gansch, Konrad Monsberger, Erik Hainzl, William McElheney, Hans Stroecker, Rudolf Josel

    5:38

  • 2. -

    Kirill Gerstein, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès

    7:00

  • Adès
  • Mazurkas for Piano, Op.27: Third Mazurka

    Thomas Adès

    3:57

  • XIX. The bear sat on a log

    Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss, Radio Blazers Ensemble

    1:35

  • In Seven Days: i. Chaos – Light – Dark

    Nicolas Hodges, London Sinfonietta, Thomas Adès

    8:24

  • Adès
  • America: Part II Burn, burn, burn

    City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Susan Bickley

    5:56

  • 3. Slava (Gloria)

    Charles Dutoit, Natalia Troitskaya, Kaludi Kaludov, Thomas Trotter, Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

    6:41

  • Total playing time

    1:38:42

Curated by

Thomas Adès

Composer, pianist and conductor

About this playlist

British composer Thomas Adès is a leading light in the world of composition and performance in the 21st century. Equally influential in the opera house, the concert hall and beyond, Adès’s music is compelling, intelligent and multi-award winning. In this exclusive playlist for Primephonic, he combines some of his favourite music – from his teacher, György Kurtag through to Beethoven and everything in between – along with a few key works of his own.

Curated by

Thomas Adès

Composer, pianist and conductor

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