Thomas Adès – “Court Studies” from The Tempest
Conlon Nancarrow, arr. Thomas Adès – Studies for Player Piano Nos. 6 & 7 (arr. for two pianos)
Ruth Crawford Seeger – String Quartet
Niccolò Castiglioni – Cantus Planus
Harrison Birtwistle – Cortege
Francisco Coll – Four Iberian Miniatures
Tanglewood’s longtime commitment to new music reaches its peak each summer with the Festival of Contemporary Music, a focal point not only for presenting this music for audiences, but for immersing TMC Fellows in the diverse music of the present and recent past. In 2018 and 2019, BSO Artistic Partner and musical polymath Thomas Adès served as Director of the FCM, and all three of Mr. Adès’ musical guises are featured on this broadcast: as composer in “Court Studies” from his opera The Tempest, as conductor in Francisco Coll’s Four Iberian Miniatures, and as pianist in his own arrangement of Nancarrow’s Studies 6 and 7. Coll’s piece and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet feature the New Fromm Players, the TMC’s new music ensemble in residence, supported by a grant from The Fromm Foundation.
Available August 9, 2020 at 10am Eastern / 7am Pacific, through August 16.
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