Thomas Adès

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Thomas Adès, one of the most precocious and prolific (and most-frequently performed) composers of the 21th century, is also active as a pianist and conductor.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Asyla, for orchestra, Op. 17 1997 Orchestral
Powder Her Face, opera, Op. 14 1995 Opera
Arcadiana, for string quartet, Op. 12 1994 Chamber Music
The Fayrfax Carol, for chorus (& organ) 1997 Choral
The Tempest, opera in 3 acts Opera
Violin Concerto ("Concentric Paths") 2005 Concerto
Life Story, for soprano, 2 bass clarinets & double bass, Op. 8 1993 Vocal Music
Polaris, voyage for orchestra 2010 Orchestral
Darknesse Visible, for piano 1992 Keyboard
Brahms, for baritone & orchestra, Op. 21 2001 Vocal Music
These Premises Are Alarmed, for orchestra, Op. 16 1996 Orchestral
Chamber Symphony, Op. 2 1990 Chamber Music Symphony
Catch, for clarinet, piano, violin & cello, Op. 4 1991 Chamber Music
Living Toys, for chamber orchestra, Op. 9 1993 Orchestral
Piano Quintet 2000 Chamber Music
Tevot, for orchestra 2007 Symphony
America (a prophecy), for soprano & large orchestra (optional large chorus), Op. 19 1998 Orchestral
Sonata da Caccia, for oboe, horn & harpsichord, Op. 11 1994 Chamber Music
Traced Overhead, for piano, Op. 15 1995 Keyboard
. . . but all shall be well, for orchestra, Op. 10 1993 Orchestral
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