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Fratres - Bach & Part / Rijen, Camerata Rco


Release Date: 11/02/2018 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2316  
Composer:  Arvo PärtJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jorgen Van RijenHein Wiedijk
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sensing a special relationship between Arvo Pärt and J.S. Bach, Jörgen van Rijen on his first recording for BIS Records brings together music by the two composers. It’s a relationship which has several aspects. First, Pärt has readily admitted to his love for the work of Bach, referring to it in titles such as Collage über BACH, but also by using the motif BACH (B flat-A-C-B). In addition, both composers share a fascination for religion, while at the same time composing music that is almost mathematically constructed, possessing an underlying order that forms the basis of its timelessness. In collaboration with the composer, van Rijen has adapted four works by Pärt for the trombone, including the celebrated piece Read more Fratres, which exists in numerous versions, as well as the two religiously themed An den Wassern zu Babel … and Vater unser. Pärt’s open-minded attitude to adaptations of his works is also something he has in common with Bach, who regularly reused his own compositions, rearranging them for new occasions. Bach also ‘borrowed’ from other composers, and the three concertos heard here are all arrangements for solo organ of works by Italian composers, which van Rijen in his turn has arranged for trombone and strings. Principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Jörgen van Rijen is here supported by his colleagues in Camerata RCO. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jorgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Notes: (arr. C. Lindberg and J. van Rijen for trombone and string ensemble.) 
2.
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jorgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: (arr. J. van Rijen for trombone and string ensemble.) 
3.
Vater unser by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jorgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005 
Notes: (arr. J. van Rijen for trombone and string ensemble.) 
4.
Concerto in D major after Vivaldi, BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jorgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: (arr. J. van Rijen for trombone and string ensemble.) 
5.
An den Wassern zu Babel by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jorgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: (arr. C. Lindberg and J. van Rijen for trombone and string ensemble.) 
6.
Concerto in C minor after Benedetto Marcello, BWV 981 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jorgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: (arr. J. van Rijen for trombone and string ensemble.) 
7.
Pari Intervallo by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jorgen Van Rijen (Trombone), Hein Wiedijk (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Jorgen Van Rijen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976/1980; Estonia 

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