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Movement and Reflection

 

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.

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Movement and Reflection

 

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)                            

 

Cover: frescoes of Michelangelo in the Sixteen Chapel in Rome.

             Front: The Libyan Sibyl

             Back: The Prophet Jeremiah

 

Recording: AE-Studios

 

“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.

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