Wim Zwaag | Elements

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Prokoffieff Rachmaninoff Shostakovitsh

More Artists From
BELGIUM

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: Vocal Music Classical: Chamber Music Moods: Type: Lyrical
There are no items in your wishlist.

Elements

by Wim Zwaag

Early chamber works and songs
Genre: Classical: Vocal Music
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Three Pushkin Songs No. 1: Premonition
Share this song!
X
5:27 $0.99
2. Three Pushkin Songs No. 2: a Jealous Maiden
Share this song!
X
1:34 $0.99
3. Three Pushkin Songs No. 3 : the Storm
Share this song!
X
2:02 $0.99
4. String Quartet No. 2 "the Four Elements": I. Water
Share this song!
X
5:20 $0.99
5. String Quartet No. 2 "the Four Elements": II. Fire
Share this song!
X
3:03 $0.99
6. String Quartet No. 2 "the Four Elements": III. Earth
Share this song!
X
6:21 $0.99
7. String Quartet No. 2 "the Four Elements": IV. Air
Share this song!
X
6:40 $0.99
8. Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano: I. Adagio-Allegro Molto
Share this song!
X
5:53 $0.99
9. Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano: II. Intermezzo: Adagio Ma Non Troppo
Share this song!
X
3:13 $0.99
10. Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano: III. Molto Presto
Share this song!
X
6:37 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Three songs on verses from Pushkin 1999
While studying at the Music Conservatory in Maastricht, I was always drawn to Russian music, in particular the works of Rachmaninov, Shostakovitch and Prokofiev.
When the Soprano Janny Zomer asked me to write some songs based upon verses from Pushkin, I could not refuse, actually, I was very honoured.
To combine the Russian atmosphere of the text with the western way of thinking inherent in my music required some effort, but I believe I managed to combine the two and create an authentic "Russian" atmosphere in my songs.
My long friendship with Janny helped me to write the lines for her voice.
The "Three Songs on Verses from Pushkin" had their public premiere on February 13, 2000, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Janny Zomer, Soprano and Nynke Eekhof on Piano.
The songs are sung in russian.

Stringquartet nr.2 "The Four Elements" 1998
In March 1998 the art-photographer Liesbeth Gort came to me with the idea to create a project with her work, the dancer Divino Francisco and my music.
After a few meetings we opted to create a piece about the Four Elements. The result was a photo-projection with a dance-improvisation by Divino, accompanied by me, playing the composition I created for this event: Stringquartet nr.2 "The Four Elements". The piece was written for dance but can also be played as a concert piece.
I later arranged the Stringquartet for string orchestra.



Reviews


to write a review