Cloud Atlas (pianoversion)
Les Chants Estivaux
City Lines (new recording)
playing time : 57'
“A modern, irresistible groove in the
Concerto, the mesmerizing City Lines and the sparkling string quartet Rose Road. Colorful and sublime”.
Piano Concerto I
Piano Concerto II
Piano Concerto III
String Quartet No.I - Rose Road
playing time : 60'
"Eisenga drags the listener into a musical world where dreamy melancholy and
accelerating sequences alternate with a lot of excitement. Inevitable and very compelling."
"A masterful tribute to the cyclical movement."
playing time : 61'40"
“Motion, a splendid example of the composer's engaging style.
Kick, a ravishing, sixteen-minute travelogue. No better argument for the superior calibre of his music is needed than Passacaglia.”
La Musica del Giorno
L'Atlante delle Nuvole
La Casa degli Specchi
playing time : 56'
"His immediately convincing Requiem combines the
Latin tradition with modern texts and recognizable, sometimes medieval musical forms. With a wealth of effective contrasts and relief in this music, The Flood is an enchanting
"This composition testifies of an unprecedented mysticism. The Flood can now already be labelled as one of the greatest compositions of this time."
All Summer Long
Kyrie / Lux Aeternam
Like a Promise
Zeeuws Philharmonisch Koor, Zeeuws Orkest, Simone Veder, conductor Joan Berkhemer.
playing time : 73'
"However different these lyrical songs might be, his distinctive voice
is audible throughout, and the elegant, melodically rich settings speak with an immediacy that's hard to resist."
"The tunes are melodious, beautiful and calm. Douwe Eisenga knows to immerse us miraculously in a timelessness that we could forever linger in."
Simon Songs I - XVI (16 tracks)
playing time : 61'
"A beautiful shower of lively notes, a joyous madness, like a race in fields
bathed in sunshine."
"Regardless of whether the piece is arranged for a single instrument, quartet, or large outfit, a distinctive and well-balanced blend of melody and rhythm will always be present."
Les Chants d'Automne
Piano Concerto - 2 Piano Version - I
Piano Concerto - 2 Piano Version - II
Piano Concerto - 2 Piano Version - III
Jeroen van Veen, piano
playing time: 59'
The world famous Aurelia Saxophone quartet plays the music, written for the
theatre production ‘The writer, his wife,
her mistress’. From a modest, tranquil prologue to a steaming walz, and from the moving lyric of
‘Three Sides’ to the exuberant ‘The Line’.
Waiting / Arrival / Suggestions
To the Village / The Bath
Netta's Aria / The Line / Three Sides
The Dance / How can I comfort you ?
playing time: 51'
"The ponderous opening part pairs elegant piano patterns with plaintive
string expressions, resulting in a melancholy and slightly mysterious whole. More rhythmically insistent is the third, where syncopated mallet and string patterns dance breezily, whereas the
fourth concludes the release with Romantic string gestures and animated pulsing rhythms executed using both drums and percussion."
Moving the Barn I
Moving the Barn II
Moving the Barn III
Moving the Barn IV
Petra Flipse, violin & viola, Marieke Langkamp, cello, Douwe Eisenga, piano & samples
playing time: 21'
My chamber opera from 2001, written for tenor, baritone and percussion, tells the story of the historic
feud between the Dutch naval heroes of the 17 century,
Michiel de Ruyter and Cornelis Tromp.
"An intriguing performance and one hell of an opera"!
Proloog (Prologue) / De Situatie (The Situation)
De Gemeenheid (The Meanness)
De Ontzetting (The Dismay)
De Jaloezie (The Jealousy)
De Zeeslag, een Dansfeest (The Sea Battle, a Dance Party) / De Bekentenis (The Confession)
playing time : 61'
The 3 versions of the piece Cloud
Atlas, based on the famous novel of David Mitchell. The music is combined with Mitchell himself who reads parts of his book.
"Eisenga’s composition is beautiful, It is joyous, transcendent, and makes me homesick for a place I’ve never been (David Mitchell).
Cloud Atlas (live)
Cloud Atlas ( 2 piano’s)
L'Atlante delle Nuvole
Giovanni Rosati, Assunta Cavallari, Gerard Bouwhuis, Jeroen van Veen, Sandra van Veen, piano, Alessandra Amorino, Eline van Esch, flute, Claudia Di Pietro, saxophones, Giuliano Cavaliere, Heleen Hulst, violin, Kyung Mi Lee, Jörg Brinkmann, cello, Lars Wouter van den Oudenweijer, clarinet, Arco van Zon, oboe
playing time : 36'
The meandering flow of melodies, based on a theme by Bach.
"The way the composer treats the original material of Bach is incredibly exciting. Rivus II enters new dimensions."
All music emerges from silence.....
To wich sooner or later it must return
Rien Balkenende, piano
playing time : 15'