One of the most outstanding contemporary composers, Thomas Adès, from England, is also an excellent pianist and conductor. The New York Times in 2010 said: “He gave a concert on his own terms, choosing unusual and seldom-performed pieces”. Among these pieces, Janáček’s 'On an Overgrown Path', the critics highlighted “the elusive charm of music through a sensitive and beautifully veiled interpretation”.

 

Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès Photo: Brian Voce

Programme:

JANÁCEK: On an Overgrown Path, Book 1;

JANÁCEK: In Memoriam, from Intimate Sketches;

JANÁCEK: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street;

JANÁCEK: On an Overgrown Path, Book 2;

JANÁCEK: Jesus Christ is born today, from Intimate Sketches; J

ANÁCEK: Malá Strana Palace, from Intimate Sketches;

JANÁCEK: Reminiscence;

JANÁCEK: In the Mists;

JANÁCEK: Waiting for You, from Intimate Sketches 

Thomas Adès (piano) 

Recorded at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (EBU)