HOLT, SIMEON TEN Solo Piano Music, Volumes I–V. Jeroen van Veen. Brilliant Classics 5cds

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SIMEON TEN HOLT

Solo Piano Music, Volumes I–V

Jeroen van Veen – piano

Canto Ostinato

1. Canto Ostinato: Section 1 15:29

2. Canto Ostinato: Section 20 25:31

3. Canto Ostinato: Section 74 11:43

4. Canto Ostinato: Section 88 11:09

5. Canto Ostinato: Section 91 15:19

6. Canto Ostinato: Section 95 09:01

Eadem Sed Aliter, Solo Devil’s Dance IV

1. Eadem Sed Aliter: Section 1 25:55

2. Eadem Sed Aliter: Section 73 07:10

3. Eadem Sed Aliter: Section 104 05:23

4. Solo Devil’s Dance IV: Section 1 17:49

5. Solo Devil’s Dance IV: Section 29 20:54

Natalon in E, Aforisme II

1. Natalon in E: I. Sostenuto 10:04

2. Natalon in E: II. Andante moderato, giusto 07:56

3. Natalon in E: III. Adagio, agitato 03:50

4. Natalon in E: IV. Lento sostenuto 09:41

5. Natalon in E: V. Molto allegro giusto 11:25

6. Aforisme II 04:01

Solo Devil’s Dance II

1. Solo Devil’s Dance II: Section 1 32:54

2. Solo Devil’s Dance II: Section 61 05:49

3. Solo Devil’s Dance II: Section 72 08:56

4. Solo Devil’s Dance II: Section 89 08:05

5. Solo Devil’s Dance II: Section 93 11:54

Solo Devil’s Dance III, Solo Devil’s Dance I

1. Solo Devil’s Dance III: Section 1 26:32

2. Solo Devil’s Dance III: Section 26 06:04

3. Solo Devil’s Dance III: Section 44 09:28

4. Solo Devil’s Dance III: Section 68 03:51

5. Solo Devil’s Dance I: Allegro vivace tempestoso 04:10

Very recently passed away at age 89 (2013) Simeon ten Holt was the Icon of Dutch minimalism. His works for multiple pianos include his most famous work, ‘Canto Ostinato’, which gained cult status with a large

audience not necessarily familiar with traditional classical music.

The slowly shifting repeated patterns in Ten Holt’s music have a hypnotic and hallucinatory effect on listeners, during concerts which may take several hours.

Dutch pianist Jeroen van Veen is “the leading exponent of minimalism in Holland” (Alan Swanson in Fanfare), a close acquaintance of Ten Holt, the ideal interpreter of his music.

Born in 1923, Simeon ten Holt was a leading Dutch composer who came to attention following studies in Paris with Honegger and Milhaud. His music is best described as minimalist, and draws on the principles of Western harmony as well as those of aleatoricism.

This 5CD compilation is dedicated to Ten Holt’s music for piano, an instrument that dominates his output and which for him contained all the possibilities he needed as a composer. Undoubtedly the most famous work featured is Canto Ostinato – a piece of stretched tones and fixed parts which, depending on the amount of repetition_/_phrasing_/_emphasis and volume as determined by the individual performer, provides for an almost endless range of performances.

The process of listening to this music is similar to that of experiencing a ritual, and the same can be said of the other works on the compilation: Natalon in E, Aforisme II, the four Solos Devil’s Dances and Eadem Sed Aliter, the latter of which demands a high level of skill through the ‘two sixteenths’ separation between the left and right hand. Performing these works is the acclaimed Dutch pianist Jeroen van Veen, a Brilliant Classics regular who is one of Ten Holt’s biggest advocates.

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