Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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
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    Conversation with Quicksilver Anne McLean and Kazem Abdullah speak with members of the ensemble Quicksilver, including co-director and violinist Robert Mealy and harpsichord and organist Avi Stein. They discuss the development of a cosmopolitan musical style and how it is reflected in the program. They also offer insight into historically informed performance practice and the revival of early music today.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Stein, Avi - Abdullah, Kazem - Mealy, Robert
    • Date: 2019-10-30
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    Conversation with Richard Boothby Richard Boothby, Fretwork co-founder and viol player, talks to the Library's Anne McLean about the viol, Fretwork's history and its work with contemporary music. Boothby demonstrates one of the Library's viols, the Pieter Rombouts viol from 1708.
    • Contributor: Boothby, Richard - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2019-10-16
  • Film, Video
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Conversation Anne McLean talks with Alexander Scheirle (executive director) and Stewart Rose (horn player) of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, along with composer Valerie Coleman. They discuss the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's history and setup, particularly focusing on the experience of playing without a conductor, as well as Coleman's work "Phenomenal Women," premiered that evening in a new arrangement for chamber orchestra that was commissioned by the...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Scheirle, Alexander - Rose, Stewart
    • Date: 2019-06-01
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    Jerusalem Quartet Conversation Anne McLean speaks with two members of the Jerusalem Quartet about the history of the group and the evening's program, which included Beethoven's string quartet in A major, op. 18/5, Ravel's string quartet and Shostakovich's third string quartet.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Bresler, Sergei - Pavlovsky, Alexander
    • Date: 2019-04-12
  • Film, Video
    Jean Rondeau Conversation Harpsichordist Jean Rondeau talked to Anne McLean and David Plylar about his process creating a program, "recycling" old music and merging it with traditional works. Rondeau spoke about his love for music and his desire to investigate music of all kinds, providing a historic musical background on the harpsichord and discussing the influence of composers, including Bach and Scarlatti. Rondeau also addressed the differences...
    • Contributor: Rondeau, Jean - McLean, Anne - Plylar, David
    • Date: 2019-03-09
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    Emerson Quartet & David Finckel Conversation Anne McLean speaks with David Finckel and the members of the Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton and Paul Watkins) about the evening's program, featuring Carter's "Elegy," Schubert's String Quartet, D.956 and Dvorak's quartet in G major, op. 106. They also discussed the legacy of violinist Robert Mann, to whose memory the concert was dedicated.
    • Contributor: Setzer, Philip - Watkins, Paul - McLean, Anne - Drucker, Eugene - Finckel, David - Dutton, Lawrence
    • Date: 2018-10-19
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    #Declassified: In Bach's Hand: Notes & Accounts Jan Lauridsen and Anne McLean discuss items held at the Library's collections in the hand of J.S. Bach, including the manuscripts of two cantatas (BWV 9 and 10) and records related to his work in Leipzig.
    • Contributor: Lauridsen, Jan - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2017-04-22
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    Conversation with Richard Egarr The Library's Anne McLean speaks with Richard Egarr, keyboardist and conductor, prior to his concert. They discuss the history of several manuscripts in the Library's collection, including Peri's Euridice, Handel's Acis and Galatea, and Mozart's Concerti cembalo, K. 238 (1767), a manuscript from the Whittall Collection. They discuss Egarr's approach to performance practice and artistic decision-making processes while recording Bach's French Suites, BVW 812-817,...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Egarr, Richard
    • Date: 2017-04-10
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    Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Interview Anne McLean of the Library discusses its collaboration with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, which culminated in a concert at the Library. Joining her are violist/composer Brett Dean, pianist Juho Pohjonen, and Steven Ovitsky, executive director of the festival. The discussion covers the performance program and special projects.
    • Contributor: Pohjonen, Juho - McLean, Anne - Ovitsky, Steven - Dean, Brett
    • Date: 2017-04-08
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Jordi Savall Renowned early music conductor and musician Jordi Savall speaks with Anne McLean about his special program with Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations. Savall also tries out a bass viol attributed to Pieter Rombouts from 1708--part of the Library's Wilkins Early Stringed Instruments Collection.Instrument demonstration and discussion: [22:33]Brief performance: [28:44]
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Savall, Jordi
    • Date: 2017-02-04
  • Film, Video
    Interview with Richard Egarr Harpsichordist Richard Egarr discusses Baroque harpsichord repertoire and performance, as well as his work as a conductor, with the Library's Anne McLean. This interview was presented in conjunction with a performance by Egarr at the Library featuring works by Blow, Byrd, Purcell and Sweelinck.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Egarr, Richard
    • Date: 2017-01-13
  • Film, Video
    Kristian Bezuidenhout Pre-Concert Conversation Anne McLean and David Plylar interviewed fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout prior to her Library of Congress concert.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Bezuidenhout, Kristian - Plylar, David
    • Date: 2016-10-26
  • Film, Video
    Interview with Michael Wilpers & Musicians from Marlboro A discussion about the Marlboro Music Festival, Musicians from Marlboro, and the longtime relationship between the Freer Gallery and the Library of Congress, featuring the Smithsonian's Michael Wilpers, Anne McLean of the Library of Congress, cellist Marcy Rosen, violinist David McCarroll, and violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron.
    • Contributor: Wilpers, Michael - McLean, Anne - Gendron, Emilie-Anne - McCarroll, David - Rosen, Marcy
    • Date: 2016-01-20
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    Opus 90: Celebrating 90 Years of Concerts from the Library of Congress Anne McLean discussed the history of the Concerts from the Library of Congress series, which has included concerts, lectures, symposia, and major radio broadcast projects since 1925. The lecture also provided an overview of the 90th anniversary season of the series.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2015-01-23