On-Demand: Ensemble Intercontemporain Unleashes Hannah Lash and Matthias Pintscher

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ensemble Intercontemporain and conductor Matthias Pintscher at Coolidge Auditorium Ensemble Intercontemporain and conductor Matthias Pintscher at Coolidge Auditorium (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

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

Comments [1]

Excellent and precise European style ensemble - the clarity was striking. I was fortunate to attend. The concert occurred on the same day as the Paris attacks, the maestro handled it gracefully and with class. The Matthias Pintscher piano works had Europe and the word intellectual written all over it.

Mar. 02 2016 03:38 PM

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