Matthew Aucoin

Steven Laxton

Matthew Aucoin

Matthew Aucoin is a composer and conductor, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. His book The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera will be published in paperback in March. (February 2023)


A Dance to the Music of Death

A Dance to the Music of Death

Thomas Adès turns fleetingly recognizable musical elements into unstable, volatile substances tending toward evanescence and escape.

The Exterminating Angel

an opera by Thomas Adès, with a libretto by Tom Cairns in collaboration with the composer; performed by Amanda Echalaz, Audrey Luna, Alice Coote, Joseph Kaiser, Rod Gilfry, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, and others; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Thomas Adès

Adès Conducts Adès: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and Totentanz

performed by Kirill Gerstein, Mark Stone, Christianne Stotijn, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

May 13, 2021 issue

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