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FRSO Festival Thomas Adès - The Endless Party

Thomas Adès is not only a composer and conductor; he is also a pianist. He has recorded works by Janáček for solo piano and widely conducts. His arrangements of four Purcell songs are a tribute to that composer’s handling of the English language in music. The words of the songs by both Purcell and Stravinsky are by Shakespeare. Those of the Elegy for JFK are by Auden, and the portrait by Kurtág is of Robert Schumann.

Thomas Adès, piano
Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano
FRSO musicians

Henry Purcell (arr. Thomas Adès): Four Songs
Igor Stravinsky: Three Shakespeare Songs
Igor Stravinsky: ​Berceuses du Chat
Igor Stravinsky: The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Igor Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK
Thomas Adès: Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel, fp
György Kurtág: Hommage à R-Sch. Op. 15
Leoš Janáček: Concertino

Tickets: 5–12,50 €
Interval at about 15.35. The concert will end at about 16.30.