Thomas Ad├Ęs

Tevot - 2007

Orchestra

This work was commissioned by Stiftung Berlin Philharmoniker and The Carnegie Hall Corporation. The world premiere was given at the Berliner Philharmonie by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on 21 February 2007. The United States premiere was given at Carnegie Hall, New York City by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle
on 14 November 2007

Instrumentation

5(III-V=picc, III=bfl).5(IV=ca, V=bob).5(II=Eb, IV=Eb, A, optional basset cl, V=cbcl).4.cbsn - 8.5(I= ad lib ptpt).3.2 - timp(2) - perc(6): glsp/xyl/vib/mar/crot/tuned anvils/tuned tins, pans & cans/4 large handbells/t.bells or bell plates (or bells)/3 further bell plates (or bells)/7 tuned gongs/cyms/SD/TD (with snares)/log drum/large gong/tam-t/BD- harp - pno(=cel) - strings

Programme Notes

Tevot

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 2006

Recordings

Past Performances

  • March 1-5 2007
    Presences Festival, Paris, France
    Berlin PO, Bertrand Chamayou, Diotima Quartet, Faycal Karoui, Jean Deroyer, Laurent Petitgirard, Orchestre Colonne, Orchestre de Pau, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Quatuor Diotima, Sir Simon Rattle
  • March 7 2007
    Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Berlin PO, Sir Simon Rattle
  • March 8 2007
    Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
    Berlin PO, Sir Simon Rattle
  • March 14 2007
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle
  • November 14 2007
    Carnegie Hall, New York, USA
    Berlin PO, Sir Simon Rattle
  • May 10 2008
    The Malthouse, Melbourne, Australia
    Brett Dean, Melbourne SO
  • July 26 2008
    BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London + BBC Radio, United Kingdom
    CBSO
  • August 10 2008
    Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov
  • November 14 2008
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA
    Kelley O'Connor, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • November 15 2008
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA
    Kelley O'Connor, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • November 22 2008
    Lincoln Theatre, Miami Beach, USA
    New World SO
  • March 9 & 12 2009
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, CD, Ilan Volkov
  • October 31 2009
    Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pekka Kuusisto, Stcokholms Konserthusstiftelse, Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
  • January 15 2010
    Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Edward Gardner, The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
  • October 16 2010
    Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • June 17 2011
    Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland Festival, Netherlands
    Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • January 15 2012
    Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom
    London Symphony Orchestra
  • January 13 2014
    Stadthalle, Kassel, Germany
    Patrik Ringborg, Staatstheater Orchestra
  • June 11 2014
    Symphony Hall, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Hodges
  • June 21 2014
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, United Kingdom
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Hodges

© Thomas Adès 2014