Bach, Hoesktra, Ravel: New Perspectives for Marimba / Jongsma, Colori Ensemble

Release Date: 9/17/2021
Label: Aliud
Catalog Number: 1152
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Sipke Hoekstra, Maurice Ravel
Performer: Arjan Jongsma
Orchestra/Ensemble: Colori Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 61 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Playing the marimba with effort. Vida Chenoweth (1928-2018), developed by Stevene, teacher at Leigh Howards, was already moving towards a different playing style that resembles what we now call a pianistic approach: choosing phrasing and delicate personal expression as the basis of interpretation. As opposed to making virtuosity and use, it incorporates pianistic approaches and more delicate method of expressing depth in marimba playing. It is an outcome of players over several generations to have a touché on the marimba that would get this delicacy. Arjan Jongsma, at 25 the youngest player of these generations. The marimba department in Amsterdam has spawned several players, including Theodor Milkov, with whom Arjan sided with to teach a summer marimba course, which opened up these new ideas to an improving and growing pool of marimba players. Using a pianistic technique based on the Moeller method of playing multiple notes in a starter during just one wrist or arm movement, Arjan has succeeded in phrasing the music as the notes are tied together, when played by a string. . This guideline ensures that lines and are detailed and full of imaginary expression.
Works on This Recording
1. Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: II. Allemande (arr. for marimba) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Arjan Jongsma (Marimba)
2. Clio's Patchwork by Sipke Hoekstra
Performer: Arjan Jongsma (Marimba)
3. Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (arr. for flute, oboe, cello, marimba and piano) by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Colori Ensemble
Written: 1930 ;
4. English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807: I. Prelude (arr. for marimba) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Arjan Jongsma (Marimba)
Written: 1720 ;
5. Sonatine: I. Modéré by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Arjan Jongsma (Marimba)
Written: 1905 ;
6. Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn (arr. for marimba) by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Arjan Jongsma (Marimba)
Written: 1909 ;
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