composer

Simons, Marijn

General: Simons was born in The Netherlands on December 29, 1982. Education: He studied violin with Prof. Saschko Gawriloff, composition with Daan Manneke and James MacMillan and conducting with Ed Spanjaard, ...

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Fnn's fantasy : for viola and ensemble, opus 49 / Marijn Simons, 2008

Publisher: Amsterdam: Muziek Centrum Nederland, cop. 2009
Publisher's number: 11841
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion and instrument(s) and key instrument
Instruments: pic cl cfg trp perc pf keyb vl vc cb vla-solo
Remarks: Bez. ensemble: piccolo, klarinet, contrafagot, trompet, slagwerker, piano, keyboard, viool, cello en contrabas.
Duration: 911'00"
Number of players: 11
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Fnn's Fantasy is composed for my friend and colleague Andrew Simpson (Principal Violist of the Aachen Symphony Orchestra).

The instrumentation is quite similar in style to Paul Hindemith's Chamber Music Nos. 1-7. Hindemith gave the term "chamber music" a broader meaning. His series of works are for rather big ensembles which need to be conducted, the chamber music element being represented through the virtuosity, contrapuntal structure and interaction between the instruments.
Hindemith was also an excellent violist. I think that explains why in my work for solo viola and ensemble I created a link with him through the instrumentation.

Fnn's Fantasy is a real fantasy piece (Fantasiestück). It's around 10 minutes long, it has lots of ideas in it and it was composed very impulsively. In the music I tried to keep a sketch-like character, which I think strongly belongs to a fantasy piece. - Marijn Simons

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