Life Story

(1993)

by Thomas Adès

Description
Soprano and Chamber Ensemble of 3 Players
Duration
9
Genres
Mixed Chamber Ensemble, Soprano
Text
Tennessee Williams
Instrumentation
2 bcl.db
Languages
English
Commission
Written for The Composers Ensemble
First Performance
17.10.93, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge University: Mary Wiegold/The Composers Ensemble/Thomas Ades
Availability

Score and parts for hire

Programme Notes
Thomas Adès Life Story Words by Tennessee Williams This setting was made in April 1993 for the Mary Wiegold song-book. It reflects all the double-edges of the poem: comic and tragic, relaxed and formal, seedy and tender, with a toe-stubbing punchline. Thomas Adès

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