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Van Gogh Blue

Van Gogh Blue

for ensemble


  • Instrumentation: ensemble
  • Edition: study score
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The starting point was the collected letters of Vincent van Gogh. In spite of the tragedies for which van Gogh is best known, his letters are filled with joyous exuberance for the practical considerations of his work: what he will paint next and, most importantly, what colours he will use. For Julian Anderson, it seems the painter relishes ‘the sheer stuff of which his art is made’. In Van Gogh Blue, Anderson relishes the sheer stuff of which his own art is made. It’s a very physical, highly contrasted work about the joy of sound. Instrumental colour plays a large role, and Anderson’s use of two mobile clarinetists allows extra colour as their sound moves through the acoustic space of the hall.
Details
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by The Serge Koussevitzsky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky, Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation, and Casa da Música.
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I L'Aube, soleil naissant
II Les Vignobles
III Les Alpilles
IV Eygalieres
V la nuit, peindre les étoiles (le 25 mai 1889, 4:40am)
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3720-4
Performance duration: 19'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886028883
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: fl(pic).2cl(1.Ebcl, 2.bcl)-pno.hp-vla.vc.db
page number: 56
The starting point was the collected letters of Vincent van Gogh. In spite of the tragedies for which van Gogh is best known, his letters are filled with joyous exuberance for the practical considerations of his work: what he will paint next and, most importantly, what colours he will use. For Julian Anderson, it seems the painter relishes ‘the sheer stuff of which his art is made’. In Van Gogh Blue, Anderson relishes the sheer stuff of which his own art is made. It’s a very physical, highly contrasted work about the joy of sound. Instrumental colour plays a large role, and Anderson’s use of two mobile clarinetists allows extra colour as their sound moves through the acoustic space of the hall.
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by The Serge Koussevitzsky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky, Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation, and Casa da Música.
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I L'Aube, soleil naissant
II Les Vignobles
III Les Alpilles
IV Eygalieres
V la nuit, peindre les étoiles (le 25 mai 1889, 4:40am)
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3720-4
Performance duration: 19'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886028883
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: fl(pic).2cl(1.Ebcl, 2.bcl)-pno.hp-vla.vc.db
page number: 56
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Orchestra: REMIX ensemble
2017-01-21 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música — Portuguese Premiere | First Night
Conductor: Dr. Donald Crockett
Orchestra: University of Southern California Thornton Edge New Music Ensemble
2016-11-09 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Newman Recital Hall
Orchestra: Talea Ensemble
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Conductor: Alexandre Bloch
Orchestra: Nash Ensemble
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