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Van Veen: Piano Music, Vol. 2 / Audience, Flute Octet Blow Up


Release Date: 07/27/2018 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95561  
Composer:  Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van VeenSandra van Veen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flute Octet Blow Up
Number of Discs: 7 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jeroen van Veen has won international success with albums of Satie, Part, Glass and Riley. These are only some of the most significant composers whose work he has recorded for Brilliant Classics in building a library on record of minimalist piano music. Simplicity, repetition and appealing melody are the qualities shared by all the composers who subscribe to this aesthetic, and they underlie van Veen’s own compositions. Although subtitled Volume 2, this is the third album to focus exclusively on the pianist as composer. Books 1 and 2 of his Minimal Piano Preludes were reissued in 2016, and won high praise from MusicWeb International. Further preludes feature in a release of his piano music, and this sequel takes us up to Minimal Prelude Read more No.60, a ‘tango for organ’. “All my music is about time and space,” says van Veen. “The duration of music is an essential part of the concept in my music. The concept of music, specifically my minimal oriented music, only can exist in time. The slow progression, building of the material, the motifs and the search for new sounds is audible in this [album].” All the works featured here were composed between 2010 and 2018. Continuum is a concertante work for piano and flute octet. Incanto is another album-length piece, entirely composed in an unusual 11/8 time signature. Ripalmania is written for six pianos, a scoring which creates an entrancing effect. In Velvet Piano van Veen explores the timbral possibilities of pianos prepared with objects after the style of John Cage, though without the American composer’s aim of disconcerting the listener. The final portion of the release is a celebration of minimalist jazz, in which the border between composition and improvisation almost vanishes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano No. 1 "Continuum" by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flute Octet Blow Up
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
2.
Minimal Prélude No. 50 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano), Sandra van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
3.
Incanto for 2 Pianos No. 2 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
4.
Minimal Prelude No. 48 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
5.
Ripalmania by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
6.
In Sea by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
7.
Minimal Prélude No. 41 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
8.
Minimal Prélude No. 46 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
9.
Minimal Prélude No. 47 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
10.
Minimal Prélude No. 49 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
11.
Minimal Prélude No. 51 "Hotwax" by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
12.
Minimal Prélude No. 52 "For Mike" by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
13.
Minimal Prélude No. 53 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
14.
Minimal Prélude No. 58 "For Luk Perceval" by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
15.
Minimal Prélude No. 54 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
16.
Minimal Prélude No. 55 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
17.
Minimal Prélude No. 56 by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
18.
Minimal Prelude for 2 Rippen Grand Pianos and 6 Elbows by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
19.
Almost Six O'Clock by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
20.
Una corda by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
21.
Velvet Piano by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
22.
Minimal Prélude No. 60 "Tango for Organ" by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 
23.
Minimal Jazz on 2 Pianos by Jeroen van Veen
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 

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