Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX

Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX
Composer Various Composers
Artist Jeroen van Veen
Sandra van Veen
Marcel Bergmann
Elizabeth Bergmann
Tamara Rumiantsev
Format 11 CD, CD-ROM
Cat. number 9171
EAN code 5029365917124
Release September 2010

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About this release

“Dutch pianist and composer, Jeroen van Veen, the leading exponent of minimalism in Holland today” (Alan Swanson in Fanfare Music, January 2010).

The Minimal Piano Collection for one piano (BC8551) ended with “In C” by Terry Riley. Many of the composers on this new 11 Cd box have stated that this particular piece was a starting point for them to compose in a new way, exploring the ways that were created, the spaces between the notes, the emptiness, the freedom.

Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Tamara Rumiantsev and Sandra van Veen & Jeroen van Veen recorded 83 compositions. From two pianos up to six pianos, from Steve Reich ‘standard’ Pianophase to Six Pianos.

The composers on this new box are John Adams, Jurriaan Andriessen, Louis Andriessen, Marcel Bergmann, William Duckworth, Julius Eastman, Douwe Eisenga, Morton Feldman, Graham Fitkin, Joep Franssens, Kyle Gann, Philip Glass, Gabriel Jackson, Tom Johnson, Simeon ten Holt, David Lang, Colin McPhee, Chiel Meijering, Wim Mertens, John Metcalf, Carlos Michans, Meredith Monk, Arvo Pärt, Michael Parsons, Alexander Rabinovitch, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, Tim Seddon, Jeroen van Veen, Jacob ter Veldhuis and Kevin Volans.
On the included Cd-ROM you can find all the biographies, background information and some sheet music. Van Veen recorded many pieces on his own using multi track technique.

This set will not only please the customers who bought the white box, but also anyone looking for interesting music from American, British, Canadian, Dutch and many more composers who wrote beautiful tonal repetitive music for two or more pianos. Many customers use the Minimal Collection to get inspired, or to work with or simply to enjoy.

Get carried away by the new black box; 854 minutes of wonderful music, enjoy the Minimal Piano Collection, let the journey begin including a few recording premieres!

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Section 1
  2. Section 5
  3. Section 10
  4. Section 15
  5. Section 20
  6. Section 25
  7. Section 30
  8. Section 35
  9. Section 40
  10. Section 45
  11. Section 50
  12. Section 55
  13. Section 60
  14. Section 69
  15. Section 74: Theme I
  16. Section 80
  17. Section 83
  18. Section 86
  19. Section 88
  20. Section 89
  21. Section 92
  22. Section 95: Theme II
  23. Section 100
  24. Section 105
  25. Section 106

Disk 2

  1. Forty Changes
  2. Binary Images
  3. Rhythm Studies: Nr I
  4. Rhythm Studies: Nr II
  5. City Lines
  6. Rhapsody in red

Disk 3

  1. Long Night for Three Pianos
  2. Metamorphosis II (Arranged for Two Pianos by Jeroen van Veen)
  3. Metamorphosis III (Arranged for Three Pianos by Jeroen van Veen)
  4. Metamorphosis IV (Arranged for Four Pianos by Jeroen van Veen)
  5. Les Chants Estivaux (Four Pianos)
  6. Ellis Island for Two Pianos

Disk 4

  1. Two Pianos
  2. Two Pianos on Strings
  3. intermission 6
  4. Bach in Strings for 4 Pianos
  5. Piece for four Pianos

Disk 5

  1. Hallelujah Junction
  2. Balinese Ceremonial Music: Pemoengkah
  3. Balinese Ceremonial Music: Gambangan
  4. Balinese Ceremonial Music: Taboeh Teloe
  5. Rebong
  6. Lagoe Tjondong
  7. Gabor Gong
  8. Morning Train
  9. Midnight Journey
  10. incessant Bells
  11. Boogie Mania
  12. Joy
  13. Cloud Atlas

Disk 6

  1. Joke
  2. Fast, cheap and out of control
  3. Floating into space
  4. She dissappears in my dreams
  5. A place of coolness
  6. Kissing her lips
  7. Don’t put me in your box
  8. Why is the flag fluttering in the wind
  9. HypNosis
  10. Go where the angels are
  11. Berceuse
  12. I found a new baby
  13. Riddle with 3 eyes
  14. Hammond
  15. Don’t ever leave me again
  16. The roof of blue glass
  17. Phasing on Arvo Pärt

Disk 7

  1. Piano Phase for Two Pianos
  2. Cicada for Two Pianos
  3. Six Pianos
  4. Never Odd or Even for Six Pianos
  5. Sixteen for Six Pianos

Disk 8

  1. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 1
  2. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 2
  3. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 3
  4. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 4
  5. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 5
  6. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 6
  7. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 7
  8. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 8
  9. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 9
  10. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 10
  11. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 11
  12. Portrait of Hedwig, Canon 11
  13. 4 mains
  14. The Hague Hacking
  15. Hymn to a Great City
  16. views from a Dutch Train

Disk 9

  1. Totti (Four Pianos)
  2. White (Four Pianos)
  3. Voicings (Four Pianos)
  4. Les Moutons de Panurge (Four Pianos)
  5. Gay Guerrilla (Four Pianos)

Disk 10

  1. in Again Out Again
  2. Theme from Wiek
  3. Orpheus Over and Under
  4. incanto No. 1

Disk 11

  1. Entrata
  2. Old Songs New Songs
  3. Between The Beats
  4. Liebliches Lied
  5. Phantom Waltz