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Ades: String Quartet & Piano Quintet / Vassilakis, DoelenKwartet Rotterdam

Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Cybele Records   Catalog #: 261603  
Composer:  Thomas Adès
Performer:  Dimitri Vassilakis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Thomas Adès studied piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and read music at King’s College, Cambridge. Adès has won numerous awards, including the Léonie Sonning Music Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, of which he is the youngest ever recipient. His works have been established as a kind of “modern classic“, appearing several times on recordings and entering the repertoire of many ensembles. The range of reference in this and much of Adès’s best-known music has yielded for the composer a reputation as a kind of “postmodern ironist“, whose enormous technical gifts, some have argued, disguise a lack of real imagination and an over-reliance on the music of others. But Adès’s musical idiom is always Read more recognizably his own! The DoelenKwartet, ranking among the leading quartets in the realm of contemporary classical music enhanced by the exceptional pianist Dimitri Vassilakis from Ensemble Intercontemporain, interprets Adès’ works with passion, history and intensity – attributes that characterize Adès’ unique compository manuscript. Read less

Works on This Recording

Arcadiana, Op. 12 by Thomas Adès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
Quintet for Piano and Strings by Thomas Adès
Performer:  Dimitri Vassilakis (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; England 
The Four Quarters, for string quartet by Thomas Adès
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 

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