On-Demand Audio: John, Paul and Igor Visit 'Andriessen 75'

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Tuesday, July 12 at 12 pm ET, Phil Kline presents an eclectic collection of music at the "Andriessen 75" festival as performed by vocalist Cristina Zavalloni, violinist Monica Germino and pianist Andrea Rebaudengo. With a wide range of Andriessen's works along with Stravinsky, Cage and influences from Paul McCartney and John Lennon, the concert took place at The Mansion at Strathmore in Washington, D.C. on April 8.  

As a part of the celebration of the Dutch composer's life and work, the musicians played seven pieces by AndriessenLetter from Cathy, Base, Beatles Songs (satirical arrangements of four Beatles Songs), Xenia, Fanfara Inclinata, Le Voile du Bonheur, and Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno, many of them composed in the 21st century. Igor Stravinsky's The Owl and the Pussycat, a twelve-tone piece based setting Edward Lear's poem of the same name, was also performed, as well as John Cage's Six Melodies for violin and piano (audio not available). 

The festival was developed and curated by Armando Bayolo, founder of the Great Noise Ensemble and new-music curator at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. 

Complete program:

Louis Andriessen  Letter from Cathy

Louis Andriessen  Base

Igor Stravinsky  The Owl and the Pussycat

Igor Stravinsky  Trois petites chansons

Louis Andriessen  Xenia Revisited

Cristina Zavalloni  Bastava quel cielo

Lennon/McCartney/Andriessen  Beatles Songs

Louis Andriessen  Le Voile du Bonheur

Louis Andriessen  Passeggiata in America e Ritorno

Louis Andriessen  Y Despues

Concert audio recorded live and mixed by Brian Knox.