May I remind you that we still have plenty of CD’s featuring the latest recorded sonatas?
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Last month Khaldei presented their second CD, meant to become a classic: Hummel, Brahms and Schönberg have never been better treated as equals. Here you can find it.
A little reminder: the pianist of this splendid trio is Barbara Baltussen, the performer of my ultimate sonata. Don’t miss her and her partners, Pieter Jansen and Francis Mourey in one of their upcoming concerts!
During their 100th concert they premiered my trio ‘Visions of an outcome’. Audience and performers really liked the piece. ‘Visions’ came to life for the first time in almost fairylike circumstances, which maybe only Paolo Sorrentino could have envisioned. (but which Barabra concocted) 🙂 To give an idea: a concert in the white marbled hall of a magnificent castle in the middle of a sun-drenched park, followed by a lunch in an even more inspiring environment, walled by trees and full of twittering birds. I never could have dreamt this ‘coming out’ of my piece. 🙂
Concerning the near future I can already tell you this: on 14th September, during the festival OdeGand, my new rather long composition ‘T.a.n.s.t.a.a.f.l.’ (There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch) will be performed for the first time by members of Casco PHIL, mixed with some of my musical friends. Ben Haemhouts will be the conducting. There’s a whole program behind this piece, which you can read here, written by Chantal De Waele. (only in Dutch). The location for this particular concert is the ‘Refectory’ of STA.M Ghent.
Tickets for the festival can be reserved and purchased here.
The piece was commissioned by Veerle Simoens, head of Flanders Festival Ghent, with support of Flemish Masterpieces in Situ and Tourist Office Flanders. In the past Veerle played as a violoncello player in ‘Sur d’almes cadences’, my piece on poems of Verlaine. (The harp player of this project, Leen Van der Roost will be joining forces in Tanstaafl.) It makes me very happy to see that very good performing musicians also dare to challenge the demanding realities of contemporary music programming.
I can only hope she’d be as pleased when hearing the performance as I was (and am) when asked to be part of her festival!