The Tempest - Opera - Full Score by Thomas Ades
Hand Signed & Numbered by Thomas Ades to the Limitation Page
Hardback Limited (250) 1st Edition
New & Unread
Published in 2018
The full score of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest, one of the 21st Century’s most successful operas – is now available for the first time as a beautifully produced publication.
The unique cased score, featuring colour plates of the composer's original manuscript and sketches has been published as a special limited edition. Each of the 250 copies have been signed and numbered by the composer, and feature a striking cover image Octopus by artist Claire Burbridge. From the turbulent orchestral prelude with which it begins, and Ariel’s stratospheric ‘Five fathoms deep’, to the radiant quintet of reconciliation in its final act, Thomas Adès The Tempest conjures up a wholly compelling musical world.
Responding to librettist Meredith Oakes’ clear, ingenious refashioning of Shakespeare into formalised rhyme schemes, Adès has created a new kind of tonal language that is both direct and communicative but also indelibly contemporary.
- Quantity: 250 copies, with signed and numbered limitation page
- Size: 311mm x 232mm
- Cover: Cased, square back edition with original artwork ‘Octopus by Claire Burbridge
- Insides: End papers: original artwork The Firmament by Claire Burbridge, printed in neon Pantone 809, with scratch-proof matt
- 464 pages and 16 colour pages, in sewn sections
- Green head and tail bands and ribbon
- Black book-block edges
About the Composer: Born in 1971, Thomas Adès is the foremost composer of his generation. His singular body of work is crowned by three critically acclaimed operas: Powder Her Face (1995), The Tempest (2004) and, most recently, The Exterminating Angel (2016). The recipient of numerous awards, including the Grawemeyer Award (for his 1997 orchestral work Asyla) and the 2015 Léonie Sonning Music Prize, Adès was Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival for a decade and has conducted many of the world’s greatest orchestras, from the New York Philharmonic to the London Symphony. In 2016 he became the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Artistic Partner. He performs worldwide as a pianist and coaches annually at the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove.
Format: Hardback Edition
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