Adès releases from myrios, DG and Signum
Premiere recordings from Kirill Gerstein, and a fresh account of the Violin Concerto from Pekka Kuusisto
Adès Dance Spectacular in Los Angeles
Standing ovations greet the premiere of a new Thomas Adès ballet in Los Angeles.
‘Concerto for Violin – Concentric Paths’ is a resounding success
‘Superb, memorable stuff. Yes, indeed, a great work’ ‘From its urgent opening to its nervy, pacing close, the Violin Concerto juggles tension with a real sense of soul-searching and of seeking to understand. Yet, as ever with this composer, his dramatic instincts make for vibrant, compelling listening. I was transfixed, for instance, by the way the questing opening of the second movement is offset by suddenly louring strings and brass that, no longer lazily ambling, return with menacing fo