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Ten Holt: Méandres

Ten Holt: Méandres

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A mesmerising piano cycle by the master of Dutch minimalism. ‘I write music like this not because I’m isolated,’ Simeon Ten Holt once said. ‘I’m isolated because I write music like this.’ And yet, since his death in 2012, performances and recordings of his music have multiplied like one of his motivic cells, gathering energy and momentum to spread the reputation of a composer who took the rhythmic precepts of American minimalists such as Reich and Glass, and coloured them with a European-Romantic glow of harmony. Composed in 1995-97 for four pianos, Méandres is another monumental yet approachable piano cycle in the mould of his celebrated Canto Ostinato, more complex and more chromatic than the earlier cycle but sharing with it a hypnotic clarity and an improvisatory freedom which leaves a good deal of liberty to the performers. At first, there is no melody, in the usual sense of the word. 

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  • Release Specifications

    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: BRILLIANT CLASSICS
    • UPC/Barcode: 5028421970059
    • Item Number: BRI97005