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Adams’ Gospel at LA Philharmonic and on tour March 2013

By Richard P. Townsend John Adams’ most recent music continues to underscore his place as one of today’s most important composers, as work after new work demonstrates not only his musical significance and sophistication but his ability to capture and hold the attention of the listening public. He combines musical relevance and incisive narrative with […]

Thomas Adès’ The Tempest at the Metropolitan Opera

The young British composer Thomas Adès is one of the most talked-about—and arguably, accomplished—composers today, adept at composing for both the opera house and orchestra hall, conducting his compositions as well as major scores by others. At the podium for the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his second opera The Tempest (heard the 14th November 2012), […]