Thomas Adès: Tevot, Violin Concerto

British composer Thomas Adès (born 1971) is unusual in having so much of his music available on a supportive mainstream label. The four works here, all recorded live, demonstrate his exceptional range, from the swirling, grand ambitions of Tevot, played by its dedicatees, Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, to the louche and sexy suite from Powder Her Face, excellently captured by the National Youth Orchestra. The Three Studies from Couperin cast 18th-century music in a vivid new light and, in the violin concerto, Anthony Marwood is an ideal soloist: sensitive, wistful and powerfully melancholy.

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