On-Demand: Ensemble Intercontemporain Unleashes Hannah Lash and Matthias Pintscher
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Listen to Ensemble Intercontemporain's performance of new works by Hannah Lash and Matthias Pintscher, alongside pieces for large ensemble by György Ligeti, Edgard Varèse and Alban Berg, recorded live in concert at the Library of Congress on Nov. 13, 2015 with Pintscher conducting.
The concert began with the world premiere of Hannah Lash's Two Movements for Violin and Piano. Second on the program was Edgard Varèse's Octandre, followed by the American premiere of Pintscher's complete Profiles of Light, a work in three movements titled "Now 1" for piano, "Now 2" for cello and "Uriel" for cello and piano. The first half of the concert concluded with György Ligeti's Chamber Concerto, for 13 instrumentalists. The second half of the concert was dedicated to Alban Berg's Chamber Concerto for piano, violin and 13 winds.
This on-demand music is part of a new partnership between Q2 Music and Concerts from the Library of Congress to share works that the Library of Congress either commissioned or presented as world or US premieres dating back to the 2009-2010 season.
Hannah Lash - Two Movements for violin and piano
Edgard Varese - Octandre
Matthias Pintscher - Profiles of Light: Now I
Matthias Pintscher - Profiles of Light: Now II
Matthias Pintscher - Profiles of Light: Uriel
Gyorgy Ligeti - Kammerkonzert for 13 instrumentalists
Alban Berg - Kammerkonzert for piano, violin and 13 winds