Artist Profile Series - Adams, Tavener, Lindberg, Rzewski / van Raat

Release Date: 5/26/2009
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8505040
Number of Discs: 5

Physical Format:

CD
In Stock
$49.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Select excerpts from reviews of some of the previously released albums included in this set:

John Adams: Complete Piano Music

Ralph van Raat displays an innate affinity for the composer's idioms, be it China Gates' lyric beauty, Phrygian Gates' stamina-testing epic sprawl, or American Berserk's thorny, Ives-inspired ragtime allusions. He treats Phrygian Gates as an out-and-out virtuoso vehicle, with plenty of paragraphic sweep and brawny, roof-raising climaxes.

– ClassicsToday (Jed Distler)

Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated

Raat is dramatic, expressive, nimble, elegiac and virtuosic, and he has a fine feel for the variations with any kind of jazz idiom. This is a very fine performance, and worth every penny of its diminutive asking price. The sonic effects of the lid banging are spectacular, and Raat’s improvisation towards the end is a fascinating mixture of effects and bravura creativity.

– MusicWeb International
Works on This Recording
1. A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden by Toru Takemitsu
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; Japan
2. Psalm 90 "Lord, thou hast been" by Charles Ives
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1894-1924 ; USA
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2: 2nd movement, Brutal by William Bolcom
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ; USA
4. Children's Songs (20): no 11 by Chick Corea
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
5. Children's Songs (20): no 17 by Chick Corea
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
6. Children's Songs (20): no 20 by Chick Corea
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
7. Toccata for Violin and Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Mexico
8. L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ: 1st movement, Majesté du Christ.. by Olivier Messiaen
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
9. Hommage à Jean Gallon by Maurice Duruflé
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
10. Apotheosis by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996 ; Finland
11. Phrygian Gates by John Adams
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; USA
12. American Berserk by John Adams
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2001 ; USA
13. China Gates by John Adams
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; USA
14. Hallelujah Junction by John Adams
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano), Maarten Van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996 ; USA
15. Variations (36) for Piano on "The People United will Never be Defeated!" by Frederic Rzewski
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1975 ; USA
16. North American Ballads (4) for Piano: no 4, Winnsboro cotton mill blues by Frederic Rzewski
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1979 ; USA
17. Zodiacs by John Tavener
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1997 ; England
18. Ypakoë by John Tavener
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
19. Palin by John Tavener
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
20. Mandoodles by John Tavener
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
21. Pratirupa by John Tavener
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
22. In Memory of Cats by John Tavener
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
23. Music for 2 Pianos by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano), Maarten Van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1976 ; Finland
24. Klavierstück by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977 ; Finland
25. Pieces (3) for Piano: no 1 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ; Finland
26. Pieces (3) for Piano: no 2 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ; Finland
27. Pieces (3) for Piano: no 3 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ; Finland
28. MEDLEY: Play no 1: 1st movement / Play no 1: Routes no 1 / Play no 1: 2nd movement / Play no 1: Pris by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano), Maarten Van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1979 ; Finland
29. MEDLEY: Play no 1: Figures and Points / Play no 1: Mirrors by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano), Maarten Van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1979 ; Finland
30. MEDLEY: Play no 1: 4th movement / Play no 1: Prism no 2 / Play no 1: Routes no 3 / Play no 1: Closur by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano), Maarten Van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1979 ; Finland
31. Twine by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1988 ; Finland
32. Jubilees: no 1 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; Finland
33. Jubilees: no 2 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; Finland
34. Jubilees: no 3 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; Finland
35. Jubilees: no 4 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; Finland
36. Jubilees: no 5 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; Finland
37. Jubilees: no 6 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; Finland
38. Etude for Piano no 1 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2001 ; Finland
39. Etude for Piano no 2 by Magnus Lindberg
Performer: Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2004 ; Finland
Customer Reviews