Life Story

(1994)

by Thomas Adès

Description
Soprano and Piano
Contributors
Tennessee Williams (Text)
Duration
9
Genres
Soprano
Text
Tennessee Williams
Instrumentation
Languages
English
Commission
Arrangement made for Sarah Leonard and Richard Rodney Bennett
First Performance
8.7.94, Warwick Festival: Sarah Leonard/Richard Rodney Bennett
Availability

0-571-51517-7 on sale

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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“Thomas Adès sets Tennessee Williams’ chronicle of pillow talk during a one-night stand to music that curls and stings like cigarette smoke.” Read more

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