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Ades: Powder Her Face / Ades, Gomez, Almeida Ensemble

Ades,Thomas
Release Date: 05/17/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 27170   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas Adès
Performer:  Roger BrysonNiall MorrisValdine AndersonJill Gomez
Conductor:  Thomas Adès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Almeida Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This witty and poignant chamber opera was commissioned by Almeida Opera and first performed by them – to both success and scandal – in 1995. The story tells the glamorous rise and seedy fall of Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll. According to Paul Griffiths, Adès’s score, with its allusions to cabaret, to Kurt Weill and Alban Berg, is ‘the music of the future’, written by one who has ‘the panache of a great opera composer’. This witty and poignant chamber opera was commissioned by Almeida Opera and first performed by them – to both success and scandal – in 1995. The story tells the glamorous rise and seedy fall of Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll. According to Paul Griffiths, Adès’s score, with its allusions to cabaret, to Kurt Weill and Alban Berg, is ‘the music of the future’, written by one who has ‘the panache of a great opera composer’. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Powder Her Face, Op. 14 by Thomas Adès
Performer:  Roger Bryson (Bass), Niall Morris (Tenor), Valdine Anderson (Soprano),
Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Adès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Almeida Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, England 
Length: 115 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 

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