Minimal Piano Collection - Volume X-XX

“Eleven discs, fourteen hours of music. After the successful issue of Minimal Piano Collection I-IX Jeroen van Veen & friends have recorded works for 2 to 6 pianos, from - among others -  Ten Holt, Eisenga, Meijering, Glass, Pärt, and Reich. With swinging effects, transformations and challenging rhythms...."

 

Elizabeth Bergmann, Marcel Bergmann, Tamara Rumiantsev, Sandra van Veen & Jeroen van Veen, piano

 

In this box:

  • 01. Cloud Atlas
  • 02. Theme from Wiek
  • 03. City Lines
  • 04. Les Chants Estivaux
  • City Lines is a lyrical and charmingly pianistic piece which is easy and accessible. Les Chants Estivaux is a spatially conceived piece for four pianos and is attractively colourful, using the full range of the keyboard and with a gently rhythmic momentum and joyously refined harmonic progressions. Cloud Atlas was part of a production inspired by the eponymous novel by David Mitchell. This is another elegant, even eloquent piece which made the author “homesick for a place I’ve never been.” Theme from Wiek is a gentle foil to Philip Glass, creating a conciliatory atmosphere.
    MusicWEB
  • City Lines is positively romantic. The pianos are allowed to sing. I think this work would appeal to a broad audience. The ten Holt-like lyricism, rhythmic agility, and pianistic writing of Les Chants Estivaux are highly appealing. With Cloud Atlas, played on two pianos by the van Veens, Eisenga. impresses again with a ten Holt-like lyricism and intricacy of patterning.
    Fanfare Magazin / Raymond Tuttle
  • Eleven discs, fourteen hours of music. After the successful issue of Minimal Piano Collection I-IX Jeroen van Veen & friends have recorded works for 2 to 6 pianos, from - among others - Ten Holt, Eisenga, Meijering, Glass, Pärt, and Reich. With swinging effects, transformations and challenging rhythms.
    Platomania / Wil Zenhorst

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