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Adès, Thomas (1971 – ) By Venn, Edward

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1070-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Thomas Adès is one of the leading international composers of his generation. His music builds on twentieth-century developments in rhythm, texture and performing virtuosity, and draws on a wide range of influences both contemporary, ‘classical’ and popular. As a conductor and pianist he specialises in both his own music, that of his contemporaries, and twentieth-century repertoire.

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Venn, Edward. "Adès, Thomas (1971 – )." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 3 Jun. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1070-1

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