AMSTERDAM BRIDGE ENSEMBLE
Jacobien Rozemond – Violin
Doris Hochscheid – Cello
Frans van Ruth – Piano
This new album will offers four compositions by Hendrik Andriessen, an outstanding Dutch composer from the past, whose works, rooted in the romantic music of César Franck and Gabriel Fauré, reveal at the same time his per- sonal friendships with modernists like Albert Roussel and Darius Milhaud.
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dCS 904 AD/905 DA
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Westvest90-Hall, Schiedam, Holland
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|Release Date||January 1, 2015|
All of these works are beautifully performed, with true passion and commitment, by the Amsterdam Bridge Ensemble. They clearly have an affinity for the music and plumb the depths well. And the excellence of the performances is enhanced by the beauty of recorded sound provided by recording engineer Tom Peeters. (…) Chamber music recordings simply do not get any better than this. Music, performance, sound quality combine in this album for a treasurable experience. I am so pleased to have found this recording. Highly recommended.
Het Bridge Ensemble afficheert zichzelf als een ensemble van gelouterde musici met een passie voor kamermuziek. Daar is geen woord teveel mee gezegd. Hier wordt inderdaad met passie maar ook heel innig gemusiceerd en de jarenlange vertrouwdheid met deze werken is in elke noot te horen. Een juweel van een cd met een uitstekende inleiding van pianist Frans van Ruth en een mooie, heldere maar vooral warme opname van Tom Peeters.
Gottogottogot wat gaan Jacobien Rozemond (viool), Doris Hochscheid (violoncello) en Frans van Ruth (piano) overtuigend aan de slag met Hendrik Andriessens veelal vloeiende, dan weer wat nukkige maar in elk geval boei-en-de muziek. Het kluistert tot indrinken zogezegd.’
Klassieke zaken 2007
De Cellosonate, de Vioolsonate, de Inventies voor viool en cello en het Pianotrio krijgen uitvoeringen waar de passie voor Andriessens oeuvre van afspat. Na het beluisteren van deze cd wil je meer weten van de componist wiens liefde voor de Franse muziek in al zijn werken voelbaar is.
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Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981) is not so nearly as well known as he should be outside his home country of The Netherlands. His was a towering musical intellect, ever inventive, ever challenging. These early chamber works from the 1930s are a treasure. Not to be confused with his composer son, Louis Andriessen, the elder Andriessen tends to stay in a more tonal musical landscape, but one that is unmistakably modern.
One easily hears the influences of French composers in these pieces, particularly the Sonata for Cello and Piano which flows melodically and poetically. But dare not to place H. Andriessen in a box too small. Simply listen to the Violin Sonata written some six years after the Cello Sonata. This is music of challenge and contradiction with its striking contrasts of sounds. While this latter piece is arguably more simplistic in composition, it has a bite to it, which I so greatly relish. The Inventions (1937) and the Piano Trio (1939) assume a darker tone, particularly the Trio.
Over the twelve year span in which these four works were composed, we hear a remarkable range of emotional content and creative intensity. These are works to be explored, revisited, and savored. While very satisfying simply on first hearing, these are works that do not fully unfold easily. Plan to invest a bit of time relistening to fully hear what Andriessen communicates in these highly varied works. The effort will be most well rewarded!
All of these works are beautifully rendered, with true passion and commitment, by the Amsterdam Bridge Ensemble. They clearly have an affinity for the music and plumb the depths well. All of which is enhanced by the excellent recorded sound provided by recording engineer Tom Peeters. The sound quality Tom Peeters provides is intimate, warm, and highly resolved. As is usual with his efforts, we are given the gift of being in the immediate presence of the musicians, as in a live recital. Chamber music recordings simply do not get any better than this. Music, performance, sound quality combine in this album for a treasurable experience. I am so pleased to have found this recording.
Rushton, April 2022
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