Few contemporary composers have proved as consistently inventive as Thomas Adès. BCMG and the Calder Quartet perform as part of Wigmore Hall’s day-long exploration of his eloquently expressive chamber music, including Adès’ BCMG Sound Investment commission Concerto Conciso and his string quartet .

The delicate, introverted music of György Kurtág deliciously contrasts with the virtuosic, extroverted nature of Gerald Barry’s. Both composers regularly feature in Adès programmes.

Concerto Conciso … is a tour de force, a vertiginous ride through a wild, wonderful musical landscape. Much of the piano part is written for one hand, freeing the second to cue the other players, but Adès’ keyboard imagination is so fertile and his own piano playing so explosive that it never seems too thin …

– The Guardian

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