Friday, October 28, 2016

Various Artists - 1972 - Opus 72

Various Artists 
1972 
Opus 72 




Programme 1 25:55
A1 Le Concerto Pour Hrisanide 22:10
        Programme 2 22:50
B1 Night Misic 8:40
B2 Concerto For Alto-Saxophone And Orchestra 9:30


Producer – Guus Feist
Voice – Nevil Gray


An Anthology of new Dutch Music that made its mark in 1972




After Opus '70 and Opus '71, here is Opus '72 introducing modern composers and compositions from the Netherlands in 1972. The Opus series were distributed to foreign radio stations to promote Dutch contemporary composed music. The series are essential for exploring Dutch avant-garde and contemporary composed classical music of the previous century.

The first programme consists of a long piece by Rob du Bois inspired by Romanian composer Alexander Hrisanide . The piece requires a pianist not only to play the piano but also an electronic organ, a toy-piano and a large tom-tom. It's an interesting musical piece in which strange piano sounds are the centre.

The second programme consists of pieces by Ton de Leeuw and Tristan Keuris. De Leeuw's piece is inspired by Indian music and thought in which a flute, played by Abbie de Quant, plays the main role. De Leeuw who studied ethnomusicology was the teacher of Tristan Keuris. Keuris' piece is created for alto-saxophone and an intuitively responding orchestra.

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