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.
Los Angeles (February 16, 2010) – Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and President and CEO Deborah Borda today announced the 2010/11 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dudamel and the LA Phil move into the second season of their partnership, one which allows for a greatly expanded presence for Dudamel in Los Angeles. The momentum and initiatives of Dudamel‟s inaugural season continue with 12 new commissions, 9 world premieres, 5 U.S. premieres, 5 West Coast premieres, 2 composer-based festivals, a major European tour and a series of artistic partnerships. The vibrant season, which embraces innovation, excellence and commitment to community, is further embodied in the expansion of YOLA, along with a spectrum of imaginative presentations and the continuing tradition of introducing rising artists and composers.