Conducts Ades, w/Boston Symphony OrchestraDeutsche Grammophon
In March 2019, Thomas Adès conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Gerstein in the world premiere of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, and it was subsequently named one of the Best Premieres in the New York Times' Best Classical Music of 2019. On this new album from DG, the live recording of the concerto is paired with Adès' "wonderfully compelling" (The Guardian) Totentanz, featuring baritone Mark Stone and mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn.
'Ades Conducts Ades' makes NPR's music and mayhem: A diary of classical albums for a troubled 2020
The year 2020 was, in so many ways, divided. In terms of live performances, musicians were forced to reinvent, reflect and respond from a distance and in turn I watched their concerts from the remove of my laptop screen. Some artists offered professionally produced live shows, like stunning recitals from Jonas Kaufmann and Lise Davidsen, while others handcrafted their own videos shot in the safety and so...
Thomas Ades: Berceuse from 'The Exterminating Angel' makes The New York Times '25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020'
Listen to our critics' favorites from a year in which much of the energy in music came from recordings. By Anthony Tommasini, Zachary Woolfe, Joshua Barone, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, David Allen and Seth Colter Walls The composer Thomas Adès and the pianist Kirill Gerstein's artistically fruitful friendship has given us two essential albums this year: the premiere recording of Mr. Adè...
Thomas Ades - Conducts Ades makes NPR: Best Music Of 2020
This week we shared NPR Music's best songs and albums of 2020, lists voted on, politely argued over and presented by our staff, station partners and contributors. Today we're featuring the good stuff from the private reserves. Below you'll find lists of top 10 albums and songs from the members of NPR Music's staff. Tom Huizenga - CLASSICAL CRITIC, NPR MUSIC writes This year kept m...
Thomas Ades - Conducts Ades makes NPR Music's 25 favorite albums of 2020....so far
How can it be possible that we're only halfway through the year? On its relentless whiplash toward the middle, the first six months of 2020 have reframed, redefined, shocked, torn down, confounded and crumbled our expectations, our priorities, our concepts of distance and closeness, of responsibility, of tragedy, of joy. They changed how we listened to music, too: so often alone, through wires and sc...
In his first disc for the yellow label, Thomas Ades has delivered a great one / LIMELIGHT
The English composer Thomas Adès is certainly one of the most performed of contemporary composers due to his early advocacy by Simon Rattle and EMI. He is also a ‘compleat' musician in that he is not only a fine composer, he is also an excellent pianist and conductor. This new disc featuring the recent Piano Concerto (2018) with its dedicatee, Kirill Gerstein, is recorded live with the Bosto...