Thomas Adès (1971)
for large orchestra
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 22 mn
- Publisher : Faber Music, Londres
- Commission: Fondation du Berlin Philharmoniker et Carnegie Hall Corporation.
- Composition date : 2007
- Instrumental ensemble music [Triple wind orchestra (or larger)]
- 5 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 bass flute), 5 oboes (also 1 English horn, 1 heckelphone), 5 clarinets (also 2 Eb clarinets, 1 A clarinet, 1 basset horn [ad lib.] , 1 contrabass clarinet), 4 bassoons, contrabassoon, 8 horns, 5 trumpets (also 1 piccolo trumpet [ad lib.] ), 3 trombones, 2 tubas, 6 percussionists, harp, piano (also celesta), strings
21 February 2007
Allemagne, Berlin, Philharmonie
l'Orchestre philharmonique de Berlin, direction : Sir Simon Rattle.
The title of this one-movement symphony, Tevot (tey-VOT), means in Hebrew bars of music. Also, in the Bible, (tey-VA) is the ark of Noah, and the cradle in which the baby Moses is carried on the river. It was commissioned by the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker and The Carnegie Hall Corporation. The world premiere is at the Berliner Philharmonie by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on February 21, 2007. The United States premiere is at Carnegie Hall, New York City by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on November 14, 2007.