RODERIK DE MAN: Present & Past Tracks (2015)
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The new CD-production of the prominent Dutch composer Roderik de Man ‘Present & Past Tracks’. This double CD album features a great variety of compositions for many different instruments, including a blockflute concerto, harpsichord concerto, bass clarinet, panflute, gamelan ensemble, organ, viola and voice a.o. The compositions are performed by Jorge Isaac, Black Pencil ensemble, Harry Spaarnay, Fanny Alofs, Esra Pehlivanli, Matthijs Koene, Michael Bonaventure, Enric Monfort, Goska Isphording, Ulrich Pöhl, Jurrien Sligter, Ananda Sukarlan, duo Verso, Insomnio Ensemble, Ensemble Gending, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Quasar Saxophone Quartet and Annelie de Man, among other distinguished artists.
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“Music for friends” may have been a better title, since that is the essence of what I do. This also explains the wide range of compositions, from pieces for harpsichord to bass clarinet, the intriguing Black Pencil ensemble, panflute, guitar and electronics, organ, recorder and ensemble and so on.
I consider myself to be very fortunate to count so many excellent musicians as my good friends.
Although a few tracks were taken from earlier albums, most
are quite new.
It gives me great pleasure to present my friends to you.
Roderik de Man
1 Le Clavecin Illuminé for harpsichord solo and chamber ensemble (2012) 15’36
GOSKA ISPHORDING harpsichord, INSOMNIO ENSEMBLE & ULRICH POHL cond.
2 Music for Russian Friends for flute, violin, bass clarinet and piano (2012) 6’54
MOSCOW CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE with IVAN BUSHUEV flute/picc. VLADISLAV PESIN violin, OLEG TANSOV bass clarinet & MICHAIL DUBOV piano
3 Antara benua dan benua for gamelan ensemble and electronics (2005/06) 9’40
ENSEMBLE GENDING & JURRIEN SLIGTER conductor
4 Momentum for bass clarinet, harpsichord & electronics (1991) 8’07 HARRY SPARNAAY bass clarinet, ANNELIE DE MAN harpsichord
5 Salomon’s Soundhouses for saxophone quartet and electronics (2006) 18’47
QUASAR SAXOPHONE QUARTET with MARIE-CHANTAL LECLAIR soprano, MATHIEU LECLAIR alto, ANDRE LEROUX tenor & JEAN MARC BOUCHARD baritone
1 Flauto dolce? for recorder solo, string quintet and percussion (2012) 10’45
JORGE ISAAC recorder, MAARTJE KRAAN violin, HELENA DRUWE violin,
ESRA PEHLIVANLI viola, JELTE VAN ANDEL contrabass &ENRIC MONTFORT
2 Avventura for organ and electronics (2012)
2 Part I (5’45)
3 Part II (4’15)
4 PART III (3’24)
MICHAEL BONVENTURE Verschueren – organ, Orgelpark, Amsterdam
3 Ecoute, ecoute! for bass clarinet & electronics (1991) 8’29 HARRY SPARNAAY bass clarinet & SILVIA CASTILLO speaker
4 Buffoni! Theatrical music for Black Pencil (2013) 14’59 BLACK PENCIL ENSEMBLE with JORGE ISAAC recorders, MATTHIJS KOENE pan flute, ESRA PEHLIVANLI viola, MARKO KASSL accordion & ENRIC MONTFORT percussion
5 Four Songs on Poems by Wislawa Szymborska for voice and harpsichord (2015)
I. Milosc szezesliwa (true Love, 6’19)
II. Nic dwa razy (Nothing twice, 3’44)
III. Pryzklad (Example, 1’43)
IV. Portret kobiecy (portrat of a woman, 3’32)
6 Ivory Landscape for piano (1992) 12’00
ANANDA SUKARLAN piano