Ten Holt: Canto Ostinato XL

Ten Holt: Canto Ostinato XL
Composer Simeon ten Holt
Artist Jeroen van Veen piano
Sandra van Veen piano
Irene Russo piano
Fred Oldenburg piano
Aart Bergwerff organ
Esther Doornink & Peter Elbertse marimba
Format 12 CD
Cat. number 9453
EAN code 5029365945325
Release February 2014

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About this release

Simeon ten Holt’s unmistakable minimalist style is the driving force behind Canto Ostinato, one of the composer’s most famous works. Canto Ostinato is the best-loved Dutch piano composition of the 20th century, with its mesmerising melodies never failing to soothe the mind.

The instruments and number of performers for the piece are unspecified; written ‘for keyboard instruments’, the work has been recorded many times with piano, but this unique set brings together 12 arrangements of the work – for piano, as well as for organ, marimba and synthesizer. With a variety of recording venues ranging from throughout The Netherlands to Canada, this compilation is a must-have addition to any classical music collection.

Jeroen van Veen is a leading light in modern piano performance, as well as a successful composer. Chairman of the Simeon ten Holt Foundation, he has won critical acclaim with ensembles such as The International Piano Quartet, DJ Piano and Jeroen van Veen & Friends.

Other information:
- Recorded in 1999 - 2013.
- Anyone having experienced the power of Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt will come under the spell of the hallucinatory effect of this iconic work, the most famous Dutch work for piano of the 20th century, one of the “classics” of minimal music.
- Jeroen van Veen and friends present the work in a variety of arrangements, ranging from piano solo through multiple pianos, organ, marimbas and synthesizers, each revealing other aspects of this deceptively simple work in which the harmonies shift imperceptibly in slowly changing waves.
- Liner notes on the composer by the artist, who worked in close collaboration till the composer’s death last year.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Solo Piano: Section 1
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Solo Piano: Section 20
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Solo Piano: Section 74
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Solo Piano: Section 88
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Solo Piano: Section 91
  6. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Solo Piano: Section 95

Disk 2

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

Disk 3

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 1
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 5
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 10
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 14
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 20
  6. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 25
  7. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 35
  8. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 41
  9. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 56
  10. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 60
  11. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 69
  12. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 74. Theme I
  13. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 78
  14. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 83

Disk 4

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 88a
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 88b
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 88e
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 88f
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 89
  6. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 91a
  7. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 91c
  8. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 91e
  9. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 92
  10. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 95. Theme II
  11. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 97
  12. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 105
  13. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Four Pianos: Section 106

Disk 5

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Applause
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 1
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 17
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 31
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 74. Theme I

Disk 6

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 84
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 88
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 91
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Section 95. Theme II
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Three Pianos and Organ: Applause

Disk 7

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Organ: Part I
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Organ: Section 74. Theme
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Organ: Section 86. Transition
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Organ: Seciton 91. Part II
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Organ: Section 95. Theme and Coda

Disk 8

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Pianos & Two Marimbas: Audience
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Pianos & Two Marimbas: Part I
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Pianos & Two Marimbas: Section 74. Theme
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Pianos & Two Marimbas: Section 89. Part II
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Pianos & Two Marimbas: Section 95. Theme
  6. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Pianos & Two Marimbas: Section 100. Part III
  7. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Pianos & Two Marimbas: Applause

Disk 9

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Multitrack Marimbas: Section 1
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Multitrack Marimbas: Section 20
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Multitrack Marimbas: Section 40
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Multitrack Marimbas: Section 74. Theme I
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Multitrack Marimbas: Section 88
  6. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Multitrack Marimbas: Section 91
  7. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Multitrack Marimbas: Section 95. Theme II

Disk 10

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Prepared Pianos: Section 1
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Prepared Pianos: Section 20
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Prepared Pianos: Section 40
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Prepared Pianos: Section 74. Theme I
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Prepared Pianos: Section 88
  6. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Prepared Pianos: Section 92
  7. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Two Prepared Pianos: Section 95. Theme II

Disk 11

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 1
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 17
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 31
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 40
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 74. Theme I
  6. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 84

Disk 12

  1. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 84
  2. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 88
  3. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 91
  4. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 95. Theme II
  5. Simeon ten Holt: Canto Ostinato for Synthesizers: Section 106