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Les Ballets Russes under direction of Diaghilev performed during the first decades of the last century.
It presented a long stretching development, of dance, dance music and opera.
Dance and choreography from Nijinsky to Balanchine, composing from Rimsky Korsakov to Prokofiev.
Schipper created a language from this inspiring period which resulted in this piece of
intense atmosphere and exuberant dance music.
The Sonata Classica is classical within its romantic context.
The music reminds of a fresco technique: its sense of three dimensions, of colour, of movement and reflection.
Its colourful romantic ‘surface fresco layer’ is embedded in a late classical symphonic architecture.
The different styles are each further developed and are melted into one language.
Piano music composed and performed by Barend Wolter Schipper
Ballets Russes: Part one (5’38)
Part two (5’17)
Sonata Classica: Part one (6’43)
Part two (2’44)
Part three (7’31)
Total time: (28’17)
“Movement and Reflection” was recorded live – applause omitted-
in the Grand Piano Hall of the piano firm A. Hahn.
Instrument: Steinway & Sons concert grand piano.
We want to thank family Hahn for their generous support.