'It shows how effortlessly Adès crosses boundaries between serious and vernacular music that others have found unbridgeable. It's enough to leave you eager for more.' USA Today
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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