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Film, Video Conversation with Johnny Gandelsman

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  • Conversation with Johnny Gandelsman


  • Johnny Gandelsman talks with Anne McLean of the Library's Music Division following his solo violin recital May 13, 2022, presented by the Library in cooperation with Washington Performing Arts. Their conversation centers on his This is America project: 24 works for solo violin, commissioned from a richly diverse group of composers, that offer a broad vista for new music in our country. Gandelsman discusses the challenges and rewards involved in working in unfamiliar styles, particularly the Hindustani and Carnatic violin tradition encountered in Anjna Swaminathan???s Surrender to the Adventure, and also about how creating the project changed his life as a musician, and the role of the artist in today's society.

Event Date

  • July 25, 2022

Running Time

  • 14 minutes 18 seconds

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  • video
  • image
  • online text

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