MUSIC SAMPLES (Click on the title to listen)
01:24 min. / 1,93 MB/ MP3 [about Contes Anciennes]
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Contes Anciennes, Contes des Rêves, Contes Barbares was recorded live –applause ommitted-
in the Concert hall of the Lutherian Church in Groningen, during a concert on May 19th 2000.
Instrument: Yamaha grand, handmade
Recorded by: ASN Studios
Front: The white horse, 1898 by Paul Gauguin
Back: Contes Barbares, 1902, by Paul Gauguin
Contes Anciennes, Contes des Rêves, Contes Barbares (2 CD)
piano music composed and performed by Barend Wolter Schipper.
1: Ballade et Romance 07:15 min.
2: Pallazo Palladio 05:15 min.
In this work we meet the proportions, the three-dimensionality and the incidence of light
of the palaces of the architect Palladio.
3: Arabesques Baroques 06:26 min.
Based on many-voiced music and grace ornaments of the Baroque.
4: Poem 07:19 min.
Already Scriabin, among others, composed poems set to music.
5: Sonatine in three parts 15:35 min.
The sonatine has developed from Scarlatti to Beethoven into a genre of its own.
Emotion and shape find a balance.
6: Pièces Lyriques et Dansantes 03:05 min.
Chopin and Liszt developed a musical language in which the ‘singing piano’
and swirling movements were combined.
Barend Schipper further develops this genre.
7: Hungarian Dances 04:12 min.
Hungarian dances are refreshing and challenging.
The folk melodies are alternating melancholic and full of temperament.
Total time: 49:25 min. [about Contes des Rêves, ...]
1: Ballet Russe no. 4 10:16 min.
2: Three landscapes, a musical journey. 06:39 min.
3: Conte Ancienne, Conte de Rêve, Conte Barbare 06:51 min.
Three musical tales: one from antiquity, one from the dreamworld
and one barbaric tale.
4: Chansons Oriéntales, Chansons Africains, Chansons Balkans 07:26 min.
5: Ballet d’Arlequino, Ballet de Pulcinella, Ballet de Petrushka 08:06 min.
During the Venetian Carnival the Arlequinos and the Pulcinellas are
traditional clowns who poke fun at themselves and the carnival audience.
Petruska is a tragic clowndoll. The doll comes passionately to life and
dies again because of it.
6: Scènes d’Andalucia, Spanish gypsy scenes. 05:51 min.
7: Danses de Nijinski no. 5 10:36 min.
Barend Schipper experiences a deep fascination for choreographer and dancer
Nijinski, who remained classical while renewing dance.
Nijinski was described as a dancing animal.
8: Bagatelle no. 3, first encore. 02:13 min.
9: Bagatelle no. 4, second encore. 02:22 min.
Total time: 60:43 min [page up]