Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX

Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX
Composer Various Composers
Artist Jeroen van Veen piano
Format 9 CD
Cat. number 8551
EAN code 5029365855129
Release May 2007

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About this release

This unusual collection is dedicated to a very popular style: minimal music. Over the years this has evolved from austere, almost strict repetition with tiny ‘movements’ to a more varied and free approach to material and technique.

This set includes works for piano solo by most of the famous ‘minimal’ composers. Starting with initiator, if you will, Cage, and followed by the first generation entirely devoting itself to this style: Riley and Glass (Steve Reich did not write anything for solo piano). The next generation is represented by John Adams and Michael Nyman (his music for the film The Piano).

Dutch pianist Jeroen van Veen is fascinated by minimal music. He was one of the initiators and participants of the highly successful complete recordings on 11 CD’s of Simeon ten Holt’s, a Dutch ‘minimalist’, complete works for multiple piano’s. On this solo album van Veen demonstrates his affinity with minimalism with great flair.

The repertoire included here also comprises compositions by Satie, Friedrich Nietzsche and Arvo Pärt. There are two CD’s with music by the pianist himself and several recordings of minimal pieces by other present-day French, Belgian and Dutch composers.

This attractive set will appeal to a wide audience and sheds light on the present state of minimalism

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Philip Glass: Opening from ‘‘Glassworks’’ (Arr. van Veen)
  2. Philip Glass: Metamorphosis One
  3. Philip Glass: Metamorphosis Two
  4. Philip Glass: Metamorphosis Three
  5. Philip Glass: Metamorphosis Four
  6. Philip Glass: Metamorphosis Five
  7. Philip Glass: Mad Rush
  8. Philip Glass: Wichita Vortex Sutra
  9. Philip Glass: Opening from ‘‘Glassworks’’

Disk 2

  1. Philip Glass: The Poet Acts
  2. Philip Glass: Morning Passages
  3. Philip Glass: Something She Has To Do
  4. Philip Glass: I’m Going To Make A Cake
  5. Philip Glass: An Unwelcome Friend
  6. Philip Glass: Dead Things
  7. Philip Glass: Why Does Someone Have To Die?
  8. Philip Glass: Tearing Herself Away
  9. Philip Glass: Escape!
  10. Philip Glass: Choosing Life
  11. Philip Glass: The Hours
  12. Philip Glass: Truman Sleeps, from ‘‘The Truman Show’’
  13. Philip Glass: Opening from ‘‘Glassworks’’
  14. Philip Glass: Olympian

Disk 3

  1. Philip Glass: Modern Love Waltz
  2. Philip Glass: How Now
  3. Philip Glass: ‘‘Trilogy’’ Sonata; I Knee Play No. 4 From Einstein On The Beach
  4. Philip Glass: ‘‘Trilogy’’ Sonata; II Satyagraha, Conclusion, Act III
  5. Philip Glass: ‘‘Trilogy’’ Sonata; III Dance, from Aknaten (Scene 3)

Disk 4

  1. John Coolidge Adams: China Gates
  2. Arvo Pärt: Für Alina
  3. Arvo Pärt: Variationen Zur Gesundung Von Arinuschka
  4. John Cage: In A Landscape
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Solodevilsdance IV
  6. Fiedrich Nietzsche: Das ‘‘Fragment an Sich’’
  7. Erik Satie: Vexations
  8. John Borstlap: Avatâra

Disk 5

  1. Yann Tiersen: Comptine d’Un Autre Été; L’après-midi
  2. Yann Tiersen: Le Moulin
  3. Yann Tiersen: La Dispute
  4. Yann Tiersen: Sur Le Fil
  5. Yann Tiersen: La Valse D’amélie
  6. Yann Tiersen: Comptine d’Été No. 1
  7. Yann Tiersen: Comptine d’Été No. 2
  8. Yann Tiersen: Comptine d’Été No. 3
  9. Yann Tiersen: Le Vieux En Veut Encore
  10. Yann Tiersen: Toujours Là
  11. Yann Tiersen: La Pièce Vide
  12. Michael Nyman: Big My Secret
  13. Michael Nyman: Lost And Found
  14. Michael Nyman: The Mood That Passes Through You
  15. Michael Nyman: Deep Sleep Playing
  16. Michael Nyman: Silver-Fingered Fling
  17. Michael Nyman: The Attraction Of The Pedalling Ankle
  18. Michael Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First
  19. Michael Nyman: Time Lapse
  20. Michael Nyman: Fly Drive
  21. Michael Nyman: If
  22. Michael Nyman: Love
  23. Michael Nyman: Digital Tragedy
  24. Michael Nyman: Sheep ‘‘n Tides
  25. Michael Nyman: Lost And Found
  26. Michael Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Disk 6

  1. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 1 In C
  2. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 2 In A Minor
  3. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 3 In G
  4. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 4 In E Minor
  5. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 5 In D
  6. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 6 In B Minor
  7. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 7 In A
  8. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 8 In F# Minor
  9. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 9 In E
  10. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 10 In C# Minor
  11. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 11 In B
  12. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book I : Prélude Nr. 12 In G# Minor

Disk 7

  1. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 13 In F Sharp
  2. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 14 In E Flat Minor
  3. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 15 In D Flat
  4. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 16 In B Flat Minor
  5. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 17 In A Flat
  6. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 18 In F Minor
  7. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 19 In E Flat
  8. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 20 In C Minor
  9. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 21 In B Flat
  10. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 22 In G Minor
  11. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 23 In F
  12. Jeroen van Veen: Minimal Préludes, Book II : Prélude Nr. 24 In D Minor

Disk 8

  1. Wim Mertens: Struggle for Pleasure
  2. Tom Johnson: An Hour for Piano
  3. Jacob ter Veldhuis: Postnuclear Winterscenario Nr. 1

Disk 9

  1. Klaas de Vries: Toccata Americana
  2. Klaas de Vries: Echo
  3. Carlos Micháns: Three Minimal Preludes
  4. Terry Riley: In C