Thomas Adès

Catch - 1991

Chamber Ensemble of Four Players

Instrumentation

cl - pno - vln.vlc

Programme Notes

Catch for piano, violin, clarinet and cello

Catch structures itself around various combinations of the four instruments. There are several games going on: at the start, the clarinet is the outsider, the other three are the unit, then, after a decoy entry, the clarinet takes the initiative. All four then play jovial ‘pig-in-the-middle’ with each other. The clarinet is then phased out leaving a sullen piano and cello, with interjections based on the clarinet’s original tune. This slower passage gradually mutates back into fast music, and this time the game is in earnest: the piano is squeezed out, only to lure the clarinet finally into the snare of its own music.

Recordings

Upcoming Performances

  • January 24 2015
    Sheffield Crucible Main House, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ensemble 360
  • February 5 2015
    St John's Smith Square, London, United Kingdom
    Ensemble Matisse

Past Performances

  • March 10 1994
    St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Hopkins, Marsh, Marwood
  • April 25, May 25, June 26 1994
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Anthony Marwood, London Sinfonietta, Louise Hopkins, Lynsey Marsh
  • July 23 1994
    Almeida Theatre, London, United Kingdom
    Anthony Marwood, Louise Hopkins, Lynsey Marsh, Valdine Anderson
  • July 16 1995
    Cheltenham Festival, Pittville Pump Room, United Kingdom
    Thomas Adès & Friends
  • August 31 1995
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Anthony Marwood, Louise Hopkins, Lynsey Marsh
  • September 19 1995
    Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Psappha
  • March 21 1997
    Ars Musica Festival, Brussels, Belgium
    Ictus Ensemble
  • March 22 1997
    Namur, Theatre de la Marlagne, Belgium
    Ictus Ensemble
  • April 3 1997
    Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France
    Ensemble Intercontemporain
  • April 28 1997
    Festival 'Jauna Muzika', Vilnius, Lithuania
    tbc
  • August 22 1997
    Dartington International Summer School, Barn Theatre, United Kingdom
    student ensemble
  • January 25 1998
    Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Hebrides Ensemble
  • January 26 1998
    Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Hebrides Ensemble
  • February 27 1998
    Mills Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Chris Finckl, New York New Music Ensemble
  • March 2 1998
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
    Chris Finckl, New York New Music Ensemble
  • April 26 1998
    Auditorio CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Ensemble CGAC, Pierre-André Valade
  • July 20 1998
    Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, USA
    Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Festival
  • February 20 1999
    Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
    Ades and Friends, Mary Carewe
  • March 9 1999
    Helsinki Festival, Temppeliaukio Church, Finland
    Avanti!, Raili Viljakainen
  • March 20 1999
    Hotel Romerbad, Badenweiler, Germany
    Ensemble Intercontemporain
  • October 2 1999
    Miller Theatre, Columbia University, USA
    Locrian Chamber Players
  • January 28 2000
    London Sinfonietta/TA, QEH, London, United Kingdom
  • February 8 2000
    London Sinfonietta, Radio France, Paris, France
  • February 9 2000
    Radio France, Paris, France
    London Sinfonietta
  • March 21 2000
    Purcell Room, London, United Kingdom
    Nash Ensemble
  • April 14 2000
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Martyn Brabbins, Nash Ensemble
  • July 23 2000
    Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia
    Rosman, Sydney Alpha Ensemble
  • August 1 2000
    Marlboro Music, , USA
    tbc
  • August 19 2000
    Portland Chamber Music Festival, Maine, USA
    tbc
  • September 27 2000
    Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Nash Ensemble
  • October 9 2000
    Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
    Christine Schadeburg, Voices of Change
  • March 29 2001
    CBSO Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • April 1 2001
    Culturen, Vaesteraas, Sweden
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • April 2 2001
    Nybrokajen 11, Stockholm, Sweden
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • April 3 2001
    Galleri Astley, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • June 16 2001
    Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk, United Kingdom
    Anthony Marwood, Lindsay Marsh, Louise Hopkins
  • June 21 2001
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Anthony Marwood, Louise Hopkins, Lynsey Marsh
  • September 2 2001
    St John's Church, Plush, Dorset, United Kingdom
    Matthew Hunt (cl) Simon Blendis (vn) Adrian Brendel (vc) Tim Horton (pf)
  • October 22 2001
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Matthew Hunt (cl) Simon Blendis (vn) Adrian Brendel (vc) Tim Horton (pf)
  • October 30 2001
    CBSO Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Pierre-André Valade
  • November 3 2001
    Gare du Nord, Basle, Switzerland
    Ensemble Intercontemporain
  • December 15 2001
    Purcell Room, SBC, London, United Kingdom
    Anthony Pike (clarinet), Bekova Trio
  • January 7 2002
    Park Lane Group Series, Purcell Room, London, United Kingdom
    Contemporary Consort
  • January 24 2002
    NDR, Hamburg, Germany
    Klangwerkstatt Weimar
  • April 20 2002
    Tou Old Brewery, Stavanger, Norway
    Solistes de l'Ensemble Intercontemporain
  • May 20 2002
    Royal Academy of Music, London, United Kingdom
    The Tate Ensemble
  • May 29 2002
    Salle Cortot, Paris, France
    Ensemble Alternance, Jay Gottlieb
  • March 15 2003
    Marion & Gustave Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
    20th Century Consort
  • March 17 2003
    BBC Radio 3, , United Kingdom
    Anthony Marwood, Louise Hopkins, Lynsey Marsh
  • October 8 2003
    Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
    Solistes de l'Ensemble Intercontemporain
  • January 7 2004
    Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    ASKO Ensemble
  • March 4 2004
    FuseLeeds04, Leeds College of Music, United Kingdom
    London Sinfonietta
  • March 13 2004
    Festival Aspects des Musiques d'Aujourd'hui, Caen, France
    London Sinfonietta
  • April 16 2004
    First Congregational Church, Berkeley, USA
    Musicians from Marlboro Festival, Vermont
  • April 17 2004
    Schoenberg Hall, Los Angeles, USA
    Musicians from Marlboro Festival, Vermont
  • April 20 2004
    Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, USA
    Musicians from Marlboro Festival, Vermont
  • April 21 2004
    Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery, Washington, USA
    Musicians from Marlboro Festival, Vermont
  • April 23 2004
    Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
    Musicians from Marlboro Festival, Vermont
  • April 23 2004
    Ernst-von-Siemens Auditorium, Bayerishe Staatsoper, Munich, Germany
    Arben Spahiu, Bettina Faiss, Fritz Schwinghammer, Peter Wöpke
  • April 24 2004
    Jewish Community Center, Stamford, USA
    Musicians from Marlboro Festival, Vermont
  • April 25 2004
    Tapestry Room, Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
    Musicians from Marlboro Festival, Vermont
  • October 10 2004
    Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, USA
    Seattle Chamber Players
  • February 7 2005
    Green Room, War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco, USA
    Jerome Simas, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
  • June 2 2005
    Opéra de Lille, Lille, France
    Alain Planès, Anthony McGill, Ayano Ninomiya, Scott St John
  • June 3 2005
    Le Cargo, Grenoble, France
    Alain Planès, Anthony McGill, Ayano Ninomiya, Scott St John
  • June 4 2005
    Théâtre des Arts, Rouen, France
    Alain Planès, Anthony McGill, Ayano Ninomiya, Scott St John
  • June 6 2005
    Chapelle Saint-Martin du Méjan, Arles, France
    Alain Planès, Anthony McGill, Ayano Ninomiya, Scott St John
  • June 7 2005
    Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
    Alain Planès, Anthony McGill, Ayano Ninomiya, Scott St John
  • June 8 2005
    Théâtre de Caen, Caen, France
    Alain Planès, Anthony McGill, Ayano Ninomiya, Scott St John
  • June 25 2005
    Aldeburgh Festival, Aldeburgh Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
    Ulysses Ensemble
  • August 14 2005
    Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, USA
    Festival Players
  • September 22-23 2005
    Klara Festival, Brussels, Belgium
    ReVerb, Sarah Nicolls
  • January 8 2006
    Théâtre des Bouffes de Nord, Paris, France
    Solistes de l’Ensemble intercontemporain
  • April 15 2006
    Hamburg Easter Festival: Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany
    Nash Ensemble
  • August 5 2006
    Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia
    Sonic Art Ensemble
  • August 12 2006
    Centro Cultural, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
    Ismael Sánchez, Trio Morelia
  • October 15 2006
    NDR, Hamburg, Germany
    Arditti Quartet, tbc
  • January 8 2007
    Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, France
    Solistes de l'Ensemble Intercontemporain
  • February 16-18 2007
    Presences Festival, Paris, France
    Ensemble Calliopée, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Pascal Rophé, Thomas Bauer
  • June 8 2007
    Spitalfields Festival, Wilton's Music Hall, London, United Kingdom
    Chroma
  • May 25 2008
    Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Radius
  • July 19 2008
    Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Endellion String Quartet, Louise Hopkins, Matthew Hunt, Simon Blendis, Thomas Ades:piano, Matthew Hunt:clarinet, Simon Blendis: violin, Louise Hopkins: cello
  • October 21 2008
    Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
    eighth blackbird
  • October 23 2008
    Edna Rizley Griffin Hall, Fort Collins, USA
    eighth blackbird
  • November 16 2008
    Flynn Theater, Burlington, USA
    eighth blackbird
  • March 17 2009
    Cleveland Chamber Music Society, Fairmount Temple Auditorium, Cleveland, USA
    eighth blackbird
  • April 19 2009
    Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, USA
    eighth blackbird
  • May 8 2009
    Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
    eighth blackbird
  • August 19 2009
    Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, New York, USA
    Anthony McGill
  • June 12 2010
    Aldeburgh Festival, Aldeburgh Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
    Hebrides Ensemble
  • July 19 2010
    Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Thomas Adès (Piano), Endellion String Quartet, Louise Hopkins (Cello), Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Simon Blendis (Violin)
  • September 2 2010
    St John's Church, Plush, Dorset, United Kingdom
    Matthew Hunt (Clarinet), Simon Blendis (Violin), Adrian Brendel (Cello), Tim Horton (Pianoforte)
  • September 9 2010
    Kings Place, London, United Kingdom
    London Sinfonietta
  • October 27 2010
    Corpus Christi College Auditorium, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Oxford University Sinfonietta, Mark Simpson
  • December 9 2010
    Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Music in the Round - Ensemble
  • December 15 2010
    Purcell Room, SBC, London, United Kingdom
    Anthony Pike (Clarinet), Bekova Trio
  • February 5 2011
    Priory Place Methodist Church, Doncaster, United Kingdom
    Music in the Round - Ensemble
  • March 29 2011
    National Arts Centre, Bucharest, Romania
  • May 8 2011
    LSO St Luke's, London, United Kingdom
    eighth blackbird
  • May 13 2011
    The Old Vic Tunnels, London, United Kingdom
    London Contemporary Orchestra
  • September 24 2011
    'Fürstensaal Classix', Kempten, Germany
  • November 7 2011
    The Forge, Camden, London, United Kingdom
    Mercury Quartet
  • November 12 2012
    City Halls, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Hebrides Ensemble
  • November 13 2012
    Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, United Kingdom
    Hebrides Ensemble
  • October 3 2013
    Oval Space, London, United Kingdom
    London Contemporary Orchestra, Robert Ames
  • November 5 2013
    Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, United Kingdom
    Anthony Marwood, Louise Hopkins, Matthew Hunt
  • February 22 2014
    Farmers and Merchants Bank, Los Angeles, USA
    DC8

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