Listen: Talea Ensemble Goes 'Wild' at the Library of Congress

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Talea Ensemble Talea Ensemble (Courtesy of the Ensemble)

Listen to the American premieres of wild new works by George Aperghis and Julian Anderson, performed by the Talea Ensemble at the Library of Congress on March 11, 2016.

Commissioned by Talea, George Aperghis' Wild Romance depicts fragments of memory struggling to create a whole. Soprano Jane Sheldon is the featured soloist in this frenetic, delicate work. Julian Anderson based his piece, Van Gogh Blue, on Vincent Van Gogh's exuberant collected letters about painting. He calls for two 'mobile' clarinetists to play their parts while moving throughout the concert space.

This on-demand music is part of a 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.

George Aperghis - Wild Romance

Julian Anderson - Van Gogh Blue


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