Powder Her Face Suite

(1995/2017)

by Thomas Adès

Description
large orchestra
Duration
27
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
3(III=picc).3.3(all=bcl).ssax.asax(=tsax).2.contraforte(=bsn) – 4.3.3.1 – timp – perc(3): glsp/xyl/t.bells/2 susp.cym/clash.cym/antique.cym/hi-hat.cym/tam-t/SD/2 kit BD/orchestral BD/small rototom/3 brake drums/high bongo/Monkey drum/3 tpl.bl/guero/2 whips/small rattle/tgl/tamb/large washboard/small anvil/lion's roar/paper bag/wood chimes/cabasa/popgun – harp – pno – strings
Commission
Powder Her Face Suite (2017) incorporates four newly-orchestrated sections of the 1995 chamber opera, interpolated between new orchestrations of the three existing Dances from Powder Her Face (2007)*, to make an extended, full-length symphonic suite
 
Powder Her Face Suite was co-commissioned by the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, and the St. Louis Symphony
 
*Dances from Powder Her Face (12 minutes) was commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival, the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra
First Performance
31.5.17, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany: Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle
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