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Thomas Adès (born in London, 1 March 1971) is a British composer, pianist and conductor.

Adès studied piano with Paul Berkowitz and later composition with Robert Saxton at Guildhall School,London. He graduated in 1992 from King's College, Cambridge after studying with Alexander Goehr and Robin Holloway. His degree was classified as "double starred first", indicating outstanding academic distinction. He was made Britten Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2004 was given an honorary doctorate… read more

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  • Avatar for TotenFaschist
    Didn't know the biography section was to be used for complaining..
  • Avatar for Carewnazdrewna
    :*
  • Avatar for Siphonblast
    He's actually rather obscure.
  • Avatar for Jhaidinszaev
    He's not that young. By his age Mozart, Schubert and Chopin were dead, Bach had finished most of his instrumental music, Beethoven was on his seventh symphony and Wagner was no one of consequence (as he ideally should have remained <.<) Concerto Conciso is the one piece I found unequivocally good.
  • Avatar for _KevMusic_
    I'll concede that he can write very effectively for brass in an orchestral setting. But nothing of his has truly grabbed me yet, and the occasional descents into pure trite don't help at all. We'll see how it goes. He's young yet. And yes, hyped up, which doesn't help things either. The amount of people who sucker for that though...
  • Avatar for Raven95
    Takes my breath away. One of the best in the modern day era.
  • Avatar for StDionysus
    really thought there'd be more plays/shouts
  • Avatar for faceofanother
    eh
  • Avatar for rm508
    Hyped up like no one else, but still really talented. Arcadiana and Asyla are great.
  • Avatar for LuigiNono
    His 'Sonata da Caccia' is brilliant neo-baroque fun!

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