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Portrait- Peter-jan Wagemans: String Quartet, Ewig, Frage / Doelen String Quartet, Et Al

Release Date: 01/29/2002 
Label:  Cybele   Catalog #: 660701   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Jan Wagemans
Performer:  Hans WoudenbergKarin DolmanLaurens Van VlietFrank de Groot,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Peter-Jan Wagemans studied organ, music theory and composition at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. His composition teacher was Jan van Vlijmen. He also worked for some time at the Electronic Studio in the Hague with Dick Raajmakers and with Klaus Huber in Freiburg. As a musician, Wagemans has taken on the role of building bridges in many areas between the public and music as well as between students and music. He teaches composition and theory at the Conservatory in Rotterdam, is the artistic director and the program planner of the North Holland Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Doelen Ensemble in Rotterdam. He has written: "Once I wrote that I wanted to write music whose musical and emotional core was perceptible to listeners capable Read more of understanding even Mahler's 6th Symphony. At the time when I wrote that, this was a declaration of war. Today such statements by composers are made as watchwords in the renaissance of the Neo-Romantic. My declaration of war came at a time in which the modernistic direction was coming to an end - by the way, it is still coming to an end 20 years later. How long can one stretch out an end? I am no opponent of Schoenberg or Stockhausen, but I find that, musically, I have nothing to add in respect of this - after listening for 20 years, I do not believe that anyone has anything to add. I personally consider myself to be a modern traditionalist or an avant-garde conservative. I believe that all art hangs on the line of tradition. The progress of art consists of giving the already existing a new up-to-date meaning. The author who wants to make clear something essential of his time and who comes to the conclusion that he has to conceive a new language - one which nobody can yet read - cuts the bands with his reader. All the understanding which the reader brings with him, the memories and emotion, is erased; only the questions about the nature of the new language remain. Is that progress?" 5709499560006 579499560000 Danacord DACOCD 560 "LANGGAARD, Rued Read less

Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings by Peter Jan Wagemans
Performer:  Hans Woudenberg (Cello), Karin Dolman (Viola), Laurens Van Vliet (Violin),
Frank de Groot (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997-1998; Rotterdam, Netherlan 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Venue:  Dorpskerk Rhoon, Netherlands 
Length: 34 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Ewig by Peter Jan Wagemans
Performer:  Richard Jansen (Percussion), Paul Hermsen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; Rotterdam, Netherlan 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Venue:  Dorpskerk Rhoon, Netherlands 
Length: 14 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Frage "Worauf boffen?" by Peter Jan Wagemans
Performer:  Monique Bartels (Cello), Monique Heidema (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Rotterdam, Netherlan 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Venue:  Dorpskerk Rhoon, Netherlands 
Length: 13 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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