Thomas Adès (1971)

Tevot (2007)

pour grand orchestre

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2007
    • Duration : 22 mn
    • Editor : Faber Music, Londres
    • Commission: Fondation du Berlin Philharmoniker et Carnegie Hall Corporation.
Detailed formation
  • 5 flûtes (aussi 2 flûtes piccolos, 1 flûte basse), 5 hautbois (aussi 1 cor anglais, 1 heckelphone), 5 clarinettes (aussi 2 clarinettes en mib, 1 clarinette en la, 1 cor de basset [ad lib.] , 1 clarinette contrebasse), 4 bassons, contrebasson, 8 cors, 5 trompettes (aussi 1 trompette piccolo [ad lib.] ), 3 trombones, 2 tubas, 6 percussionnistes, harpe, piano (aussi célesta), cordes

Creation information

  • Date : 21 February 2007
    Location :

    Allemagne, Berlin, Philharmonie


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre philharmonique de Berlin, direction : Sir Simon Rattle.

Program note

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.

Thomas Adès.