Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices Tune in for a conversation with conductor James Conlon, Artistic Director of The Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices; Adam Millstein, curator and producer for this virtual concert by Colburn musicians.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Conlon, James - Plylar, David - Millstein, Adam
    • Date: 2022-05-23
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    Conversation with Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida talk about Franz Schubert's "Winterreise" song cycle, D. 911. The conversation focuses on the central theme of loneliness in the cycle's protagonist, a wanderer on a bleak wintry journey confronting his isolation and grief over a lost love. They look at the cycle in the context of major works written in 1828, in the final months of the composer's...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Padmore, Mark - Uchida, Mitsuko
    • Date: 2022-03-18
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    Conversation with Tido Visser, Netherlands Chamber Choir Join us for a conversation with the Netherlands Chamber Choir. The choir is known not only for impeccable performances of traditional repertoire, but for pathbreaking projects that expand the boundaries of the choral literature. This conversation focusses on the choir's multidisciplinary presentation of Orlando di Lasso's 1594 "Lagrime di San Pietro" (Tears of St. Peter), part of the 2021-2022 Concerts from the Library of...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Visser, Tido
    • Date: 2022-03-11
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    Conversation with Justin Taylor, Harpsichordist French-American harpsichordist Justin Taylor talks about his recital titled "Fandango", a program of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Soler. Taylor discusses aspects of the vibrant, cosmopolitan European musical culture that influenced both composers, including the world of Italian opera coloring Scarlatti's dramatic, operatic writing for the keyboard. Both were strongly inspired by Iberian popular music, he says, writing pieces capturing its essence in...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Taylor, Justin
    • Date: 2022-03-04
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    Conversation with Jess Gillam Saxophonist Jess Gillam talks with the Music Division about her recital with pianist Zeynep Özsuca, part of the 2021-2022 Concerts from the Library of Congress season. At 22, Gillam's artistry and virtuosic technique have already made her an impressive ambassador for her instrument, one with a wide range of musical interests. The conversation touches on the works on her recital - by Francis Poulenc,...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Gillam, Jess - Plylar, David
    • Date: 2021-12-09
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    Conversation with Netherlands Chamber Choir Tido Visser discusses his work as Artistic and Managing Director of the distinguished Netherlands Chamber Choir, founded in 1937. Considered one of the world's great ensembles, the choir is known not only for impeccable performances of traditional repertoire, but for pathbreaking projects - new commissions and multi-media and cross-disciplinary collaborations - that expand the boundaries of the choral literature.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Visser, Tido
    • Date: 2021-12-03
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    Conversation with Third Coast Percussion In a lively conversation, Third Coast Percussion ensemble members David Skidmore, Peter Martin, Robert Dillon and Sean Connors discuss their Founder's Day virtual performance "Metamorphosis" Joining them in conversation is electronic producer and composer, Jlin and New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke. The conversation centers around this collaborative work and behind-the-scene stories about Jlin's Perspectives and Gemma Peacock's world premiere, "The threshold we cross with...
    • Contributor: Dillon, Robert - Peacocke, Gemma - Martin, Peter - Skidmore, David - Morales, Claudia - McLean, Anne - Connors, Sean - Patton, Jlin
    • Date: 2021-10-29
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Alice Coote and Christian Blackshaw Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and pianist Christian Blackshaw talk with the Music Division's Anne McLean about Tchaikovsky & His Poets, a splendid recital created in collaboration with actor Ralph Fiennes as narrator. The program is a masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs, interwoven with recitations of poems by great Russian poets who inspired him, including Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Afanasy Fet and Aleksei Tolstoy. The artists...
    • Contributor: Blackshaw, Christian - McLean, Anne - Coote, Alice
    • Date: 2021-10-13
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Peter Jarůšek & Boris Giltburg Join us for a conversation with Peter Jarůšek, cellist of the Pavel Haas Quartet, and pianist Boris Giltburg. The conversation focuses on a masterwork of the chamber repertoire, the Quintet for piano and strings in F minor, op. 34, the manuscript of which is held at the Library of Congress. They also discuss Bedřich Smetana's harrowing, visionary String Quartet no. 2 in D minor,...
    • Contributor: Giltburg, Boris - McLean, Anne - Jarůšek, Peter
    • Date: 2021-06-25
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    Conversation with Ksenija Sidorova Join us for a conversation with Ksenija Sidorova about her breathtaking concert, the cultural significance of music in her native Latvia, and her role as a global ambassador for the classical accordion. Works by J.S. Bach and Mozart open a brilliant recital highlighting Alfred Schnittke's Revis Fairy Tale, in excerpts from his Gogol Suite, transcribed by Yuri Shishkin. Three tangos by Astor Piazzolla mark...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Sidorova, Ksenija
    • Date: 2021-06-17
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    Conversation with Tom Chiu & Oliver Lake, Flux Quartet Join us for a conversation with Flux Quartet founder Tom Chiu and composer/saxophonist Oliver Lake about their first virtual performance at the Library of Congress. The discussion centers on their program that premiered on June 10, 2021, which features music by Oliver Lake, Roscoe Mitchell, Leroy Jenkins and Ornette Coleman.
    • Contributor: Chiu, Tom - McLean, Anne - Lake, Oliver
    • Date: 2021-06-11
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    Conversation with the MET Orchestra Musicians MET Orchestra musicians discuss the founding of their organization during the pandemic, their work as members of an opera orchestra and their chamber music program of works by Samuel Barber and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    • Contributor: Leblanc, Dean - Abdullah, Kazem - Hughes, Nathan - Romatz, Mark - McLean, Anne - Bruskin, Julia - Ralske, Erik - Douvas, Elaine
    • Date: 2021-06-04
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    Ensemble Correspondances: A Conversation with Sébastien Daucé A conversation with Sébastien Daucé, director of the French period orchestra Ensemble Correspondances, who spoke with the Library's Anne McLean about their program "Les Plaisirs du Louvre." Ensemble Correspondances brings to life elegant airs de cours by Antoine Boësset, Pierre Guédron, Etienne Moulinié and others, including the king himself: an accomplished dancer, musician and composer who laid the foundations for the modern art of...
    • Contributor: Daucé, Sébastien - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    Conversation with Mahan Esfahani Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani speaks with Anne McLean of the Library of Congress' Music Division about Esfahani's virtual program for Concerts from the Library of Congress. Topics include J.S. Bach, Wanda Landowska, 20th-century and new music for the harpsichord, and the program Esfahani prepared for the Library consisting of works by J.S. Bach, J.C.F. Fischer, Martinů and Andriessen.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Conversation with the Verona Quartet Members of the Verona Quartet speak with the Library's Anne McLean and David Plylar about their experience preparing and performing Plylar's transcription of Beethoven's op. 106 "Hammerklavier" piano sonata for string quartet.
    • Contributor: Ong, Jonathan - Rojansky, Abigail - McLean, Anne - Ro, Dorothy - Plylar, David
    • Date: 2020-12-11
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    Conversation with the JACK Quartet JACK Quartet members Christopher Otto and John Pickford Richards talk with the Library's Anne McLean about the group's digital residency at the Library and about the compositions on their concert, including a transcription of a ballade by the mediaeval composer Rodericus and two recent works by composer and multi-percussionist Tyshawn Sorey. Composer Jeffrey Mumford joins in a focus on works by Ruth Crawford Seeger...
    • Contributor: Mumford, Jeffrey - McLean, Anne - Pickford Richards, John - Otto, Christopher
    • Date: 2020-12-03
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    Takács Quartet: Conversation with the Artists The Library's Anne McLean discusses the music of Beethoven with the Takács Quartet. A special focus is given to the manuscript sketches for Beethoven's op. 131 quartet held at the Library.
    • Contributor: Rhodes, Harumi - Fejé, András - McLean, Anne - Dusinberre, Edward - O'Neill, Richard - Takács Quartet
    • Date: 2020-11-20
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Jennifer Koh Violinist Jennifer Koh participates in an intimate and reflective conversation with the Library's Claudia Morales and Anne McLean. Koh is an artist committed to creating projects presenting many compositional voices. She discusses the concept of building community through shared musical experiences and describes her inspiration for the creation of her acclaimed new project "Alone Together," a series of micro-commissions developed to support composers during...
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - McLean, Anne - Koh, Jennifer
    • Date: 2020-11-19
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Conrad Tao & Caleb Teicher Pianist-composer Conrad Tao and dancer-choreographer Caleb Teicher talk with the Library's Anne McLean and Michele Glymph about their collaboration in a duo recital featuring music and dance performances, composed and improvised.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Glymph, Michele - Tao, Conrad - Teicher, Caleb
    • Date: 2020-10-23
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Concerto Köln Anne McLean and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library spoke with cellist and artistic director Alexander Scherf prior to Concerto Köln's concert at the Library of Congress. They discussed the evening's program of works by Handel, J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Locatelli and Geminiani, in addition to construction and performance practices of period appropriate instruments of the baroque period and the 19th century.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Scherf, Alexander - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - Concerto Köln
    • Date: 2020-02-29
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Asko Schönberg Ensemble The Library's Anne McLean speaks with artistic director Feodor Teunisse and violinist Joseph Puglia of the Asko | Schönberg Ensemble prior to the group's concert at the Library and discuss the program of works by György Ligeti, Martijn Padding, György Kurtág and Claude Vivier. Topics include Dutch-American music connections, sonic textures, the meaning of music and the challenges of a contemporary music ensemble.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Puglia, Joseph - Teunisse, Feodor
    • Date: 2020-01-31
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    Conversation with Dunedin Consort The Library's Anne McLean speaks with members of Scotland's Dunedin Consort, who were making their first Washington appearance with a program of works by J.S. Bach. Harpsichordist and organist John Butt, a preeminent Bach scholar and director of the ensemble, leads the discussion with mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle and recorder player László Rózsa.
    • Contributor: Dunedin Consort - McLean, Anne - Rózsa, László - Butt, John - Bragle, Meg
    • Date: 2020-01-30
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    Conversation with Miró Quartet As part of the Antonio Stradivari memorial concert, the Miró Quartet returned to the Library to perform on the Library's Stradivari instruments. Prior to the concert, the quartet spoke with the Library's Anne McLean and reflected on its 25th anniversary, the quartet's place in the music scene and its role as music mentors for younger generations.
    • Contributor: Fedkenheuer, William - Gindele, Joshua - Ching, Daniel - McLean, Anne - Largess, John - Miró Quartet
    • Date: 2019-12-18
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    Conversation with the Irish Chamber Orchestra The Library's Anne McLean talks with Jörg Widmann, clarinetist and conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Known for mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from deejays to dance companies, the orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Widmann, Jörg
    • Date: 2019-11-20
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    Midori & Tamar Diesendruck Conversation The Library's Anne McLean talks with violinist Midori and composer Tamar Diesendruck about music by women composers and the works on the concert program, particularly Diesendruck's "Unruly Strands," commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Midori - McLean, Anne - Diesendruck, Tamar
    • Date: 2019-11-02