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Cultural tourist

By prospect   September 2005

Adés and Marwood As we write, violinist Anthony Marwood—who recently dared to both play and perform the soldier/violinist in Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale—is somewhere in a remote cabin in Vermont getting to grips with a piece he has waited ten years for—a violin concerto written for him by his erstwhile musical partner, the pianist and composer Thomas Adès. The premiere in Berlin is less than a month away, with the British premiere at the BBC Proms on 6th September, but still Marwood has only just over half the piece. Way back in July, Adès reported that he had completed a…

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