Thomas Adès studies

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Cambridge University Press,, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource. (2022)

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bisacsh, MUSIC / History & Criticism.


Includes bibliographical references and index.'Chronically volatile' : Gesture in Ades's Living Toys and America : A Prophecy / Philip Rupprecht -- Performing Ades / Edward Venn with Henry Weekes -- 'Fountain of youth', 'river of meaning' : Aesthetics of the Superficial in Powder Her Face / Nicholas David Stevens / 'Oh brave new Caliban' : Postcolonial Perspectives on Ades's The Tempest / Jane Forner -- Chaconnes in the Music of Ades / Philip Stoecker -- Closing the Circle? Tevot and the Question of Symphonic Resolution / Richard Powell -- A World in Constant Motion : Ades's In Seven Days / Amy Bauer -- Musique automatique? Adesian Automata and the Logic of Disjuncture / Brian Moseley -- Narrating the Dance of Death : Morality and Social Critique in Ades's Totentanz / Scott Lee -- Hearing Voices in Ades's Operas / Emma Gallon -- The RICH Logic of Ades's The Exterminating Angel and The Tempest / John Roeder -- Sonic Allegory in Ades's The Exterminating Angel / Yayoi Uno Everett."Thomas Adès is a dominant force in contemporary music, whose work attracts significant attention and acclaim, and has been performed by many renowned ensembles. This volume - the first to present a range of scholarly essays on every aspect of Adès's music - offers authoritative accounts of Adès's major compositions from a variety of analytical, critical, cultural and historical perspectives. The opening chapters focus on Adès's earlier music, offering close readings of key works. Further essays focus on his engagement with forms and instrumental genres. The final chapters turn to Adès's texted music and highlight how themes introduced in earlier chapters cut across Adès's entire output. Richly illustrated with musical examples and supported by further online material, this book provides a multi-faceted portrait of Adès's work that opens up new ways of thinking about, and engaging with, his music"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 14, 2021).