Videos

la tristesse durera toujours
7 Mar 2011
Geoffrey Gordon's chamber/vocal work after the letters of Vincent Van Gogh, in a performance by French new music group, Ensemble Aleph, at the Theatre Dunois, Paris, 25 May 2004. PROGRAM NOTE: Among the literally thousands of letters written by Vincent Van Gogh during his lifetime--and as a group they provide an unprecedented portrait of his life and state of mind--are a series written to his brother, Theo, during the last two years of his life, 1888-1890. Although Dutch by birth, and despite having written the vast majority of his correspondence in his native language, Van Gogh chose to write these letters in French. And what French. Poetic, quirky and expressive, these letters, in this language, at this time in his troubled, productive, tortured and beautiful life, form an astonishing window into genius and humanity. I have surveyed these letters, stripped out admittedly utterly subjective fragments, and thereby created the libretto for la tristesse durera toujours. (The tit

Geoffrey Gordon Composer

Welcome to the website of composer Geoffrey Gordon, hailed by Le Monde as "a rising star in contemporary music!"
<December 2018>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031

Download Code

Redeem your download code here. You will need to sign in or create an InstantEncore.com account to receive your files. Thanks & enjoy!

Become a Fan

Become a fan of Geoffrey Gordon to hear about new music, videos, event info & special offers.

Radio

Gordon: A Canticle in Shards
Gordon: Lux solis aeterna
Gordon: wrecked angels
Gordon: Bright White Smooth
Gordon: Fancywork
Gordon: La tristesse durera toujours
Gordon: Ink on Paper
Gordon: Shock Diamonds
Gordon: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Cello
Gordon: Meditation and Allegro for Viola and Chamber Ensemble
Gordon: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Gordon: Abaciscus (for string quartet)
Gordon: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (after Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus)
Gordon: Duo Sonata
Gordon: Winterleben
Gordon: FATHOMS: Five Impressions of Shakespeare's The Tempest (with Prelude) for cello and piano
Gordon: Crucifixus (for SSAATTBB and solo cello)
Gordon: PUCK - fleeing from the dawn

Interiors of a Courtyard

Twitter Highlight