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Its Charms Crack Not

This month, composer Thomas Adès will conduct the Metropolitan Opera premiere of The Tempest, his rich, exuberant adaptation of Shakespeare’s fantasy. WILLIAM R. BRAUN reveals the myriad delights of Adès’s score.

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Adès, photographed in Paris by Marion Kalter/Lebrecht Music & Arts
© Marion Kalter/Lebrecht Music & Arts 2012
It is always a major milestone for a living composer when the Metropolitan Opera offers a new production of a recent score. But for British composer Thomas Adès, forty-one, the arrival of The Tempest ...

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Current Issue: August 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 2