"This is (apart from Bach) the most moving music I have heard in years!"
"So intense. So beautiful. A little masterpiece!"
"Listened on the radio. Touched deeply. At that moment I was on the road, I stopped the car. After a full hour I drove on, realizing what something great has been done with a piece of
"This luminous music builds a harmonious labyrinth, of which I do not want to find my way out. Listening on the edge of time".
Douwe Eisenga, piano
“A modern, irresistible groove in the
Concerto, the mesmerizing City Lines and the sparkling string quartet Rose Road. Colorful and sublime”.
Gerard Bouwhuis, piano, Erika Waardenberg, harp, Johan Faber, percussion, Mifune Tsuji, violin, Lydia Forbes, violin, Lorre Lynn Trytten, viola, Pascale Went, cello, Jaap Branderhorst, double bass, Joeri de Vente, horn, Reijer Dorresteijn, trumpet, Eric Westerink, trombone, Tjeerd Oostendorp, tuba, Pepijn van Doesburg, flute, Vicki Laws, oboe, Marc Dijcks, clarinet, Stefanie Liedtke, bassoon
“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.”
"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."
"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."
Zeeuws Philharmonisch Koor, Zeeuws Orkest, Simone Veder, conductor Joan Berkhemer.
"The ponderous opening part of The Barn 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."
Petra Flipse, violin & viola, Marieke Langkamp, cello, Douwe Eisenga, piano & samples
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’.
Femke IJlstra, soprano saxophone, Niels Bijl, alt saxophone, Arno Bornkamp, tenor saxophone, Juan Manuel Dominguez, bariton saxophone, Mathieu van Bellen, violin, Simone Milsdochter, vocals, Douwe Eisenga, piano.
Five compositions and dozens of musicians on one of the most varied records of Douwe Eisenga.
Marieke Langkamp & Harry Hulst, violincello, Petra Flipse, violin & viola, Tassilo Erhardt & Sara DeCorso, baroque violin, Nika Zlataric, baroque violincello, Leen de
Broekert, harpsichord, Tanco Noorlander, percussion, Piet Hoeksma, guitar, Jan Fokkema, bass guitar, Erik-Jan de With, Johan Huizing, Heiko Geerts, Silvan Kaiser & Alexander Soussi,
saxophones, Henk van Londen, mouth-harmonica, Douwe Eisenga, keyboards, choir : Noord Nederlandse Cantory (conductor : Jan Hut), Karlinke Knevel, vocals
"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."
"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."
Jeroen van Veen, piano
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"!
Egidius Pluymen (baritone): Michiel de Ruyter / Wil van der Meer (tenor): Cornelis Tromp / Daniel Cross (percussion): William III / libretto: Nirav Christophe
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."
Rien Balkenende, piano