This piece was written for the Arditti Quartet by Thomas Ades as a commission from the Melbourne Arts Festival. It received its premiere in 2001 at the festival in Melbourne, Australia, with Thomas Ades playing on the piano with the Quartet. It has also been recorded by the Belcea Quartet, again with Thomas Ades accompanying. The work lasts around 20 minutes and comprises one-movement in a sonata form.
Arditti Quartet Recordings
Quintet for Piano and Strings
EMI 57664 (CD: Ades: Piano Quintet/Schubert: “Trout” Quintet)
Piano – Thomas Ades