Minimal Piano Collection Vol XXI-XXVIII

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Minimal Piano Collection Vol XXI-XXVIII

Catalogue No:

95543BR

Discs:

8

Release date:

19th May 2017

Barcode:

5028421955438

Length:

9 hours 46 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Minimal Piano Collection Vol XXI-XXVIII


Budd, H:

Children on the Hill

Cottrau:

Two Keyboard Studies

Garland, P:

A Song

Nostalgia for the Southern Cross

The Days Run Away

Two Persian Miniatures

The Fall of Quang Tri

Glass, P:

Two Pages

Music in Fifths

Music in Contrary Motion

Johnson, Dennis:

November

Johnson, T:

Before the Silence

Around the Silence

Within the Silence

Through the Silence

Against the Silence

For the Silence

Toward the Silence

Into the Silence

Block Design

Tilework

Tango

Young, La M:

Composition 1960 No. 7


Jeroen van Veen (piano)

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Who is the true father of Minimalism? When the movement originated in the early 1960s, it sprang up organically – some composers played by the rules (even if they were rules of their own invention), while others experimented freely, unaware or unconcerned about how music 'should' be composed. One of those young mavericks was Dennis Johnson, who has now faded into almost complete obscurity after he gave up his musical ambitions for a career in mathematics. But his 1959 composition November can be considered one of the first, if not the first, properly minimalist work. It later went on to inspire La Monte Young (Johnson's class mate at UCLA) to write his prolific Well-Tuned Piano. Complete recordings are few and far between, and this new recording by Jeroen van Veen is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to get back to the roots of Minimalism.

Jeroen van Veen is one of the Netherlands' most prominent recording artists. This collection of Minimal Piano Music follows two previous successful albums, available on Brilliant Classics (BC8551 and BC9171). The last album provided a snapshot into the extensive scene of minimalist music today; this one takes us back to how it all began. Featuring several famous pieces from the original minimalist canon – including Philip Glass's Music in Contrary Motion and Terry Riley's Keyboard Studies – there are hours of beautifully relaxing and inspiring music here to enjoy.

This 8CD set bring the listener back to the roots of Minimalism, all works were written in the seventies of the 20th century, a time when the new aesthetics and perception of music, sound, repetition and time experience were creating a new chapter in music history. The longest piece is the 5 hour “November” by Dennis Johnson, a work in which the player is free to build the intervals and chords according to his own timing and spacing. The other composers in this set are Philip Glass, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland, Terry Riley, Harold Budd and La Monte Young. Recorded in his own studio by the most important protagonist of Minimalism today, Dutch pianist Jeroen van Veen. Van Veen has a myriad of recordings to his name, notably the multi CD boxes Minimal Piano Collection 1 and 2, complete Satie, Einaudi, Tiersen, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Simeon ten Holt and many more.

Van Veen wrote his own personal and illuminating liner notes for this set.

Dennis Johnson: November

November: Part I

November: Part II

November: Part III

November: Part IV

November: Part V

November: Part VI

November: Part VII

November: Part VIII

November: Part IX

November: Part X

November: Part XI

November: Part XII

November: Part XIII

November: Part XIV

November: Part XV

November: Part XVI

November: Part XVII

November: Part XVIII

November: Part XIX

November: Part XX

November: Part XXI

November: Part XXII

November: Part XXIII

November: Part XXIV

Philip Glass: Two Pages

Two Pages

Philip Glass: Music in Fifths

Music in Fifths

Philip Glass: Music in Contrary Motion

Music in Contrary Motion

Tom Johnson: Before the Silence

Before the Silence

Tom Johnson: Around the Silence

Around the Silence

Tom Johnson: Within the Silence

Within the Silence

Tom Johnson: Through the Silence

Through the Silence

Tom Johnson: Against the Silence

Against the Silence

Tom Johnson: For the Silence

For the Silence

Tom Johnson: Toward the Silence

Toward the Silence

Tom Johnson: Into the Silence

Into the Silence

Tom Johnson: Block Design

Block Design

Tom Johnson: Tilework

Tilework

Tom Johnson: Tango

Tango

Peter Garland: A Song

A Song

Peter Garland: Nostalgia for the Southern Cross

Nostalgia for the Southern Cross

Peter Garland: The Days Run Away

The Days Run Away

Peter Garland: Two Persian Miniatures

Two Persian Miniatures

Peter Garland: The Fall of Quang Tri

The Fall of Quang Tri

Teodoro Cottrau: Keyboard Studies

Keyboard Studies: No. 1.

Keyboard Studies: No. 2.

Harold Budd: Children on the Hill

Children on the Hill

La Monte Young: Composition No. 7

Composition No. 7

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