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Vlijmen, Jan van

Jan van Vlijmen writes chamber music, operas, songs and orchestral works. His compositions are strongly influenced by the serial music of Arnold Schoenberg. He is also attracted to the sumptuous ...

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Die Kunst der Fuge : = The art of fugue, for 14 instruments, 1999-2000, revision 2001 / (arrangement: Jan van Vlijmen), Johann Sebastian Bach

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Sinfonia concertante : for viola solo, double-bass solo, string quintet & large orchestra, opus 2, (1985/86) / David Porcelijn

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Chromatische variaties : voor solo-quartet (fluit, hobo, viool, cello) met begeleiding van strijkorkest, 1970 / door Hendrik Andriessen

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Subgenre: Two or more different solo instruments and orchestra
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Fantasia concertante : voor fluit en fagot met begeleiding van orkest, (1957) / Henri C. van Praag

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Quaterni II : (sonata a tre), per violino, corno e pianoforte soli ed orchestra, 1982 / Jan van Vlijmen

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1983
Publisher's number: 07523
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Two or more different solo instruments and orchestra
Instruments: 3355 4341 2perc mar cymb 2hp man str(16.16.12.12.8.) h-pf-vl-solo
Remarks: In opdracht van het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. - Opgedragen aan Vera Beths, Vicente Zarzo en Reinbert de Leeuw. - Tijdsduur: ca. 31'
Duration: 31'00"
Year of composition: 1982
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): 'Quaterni II' is the second part of a tripartite, evening-length composition begun in 1979 and completed in 1984. (The title would imply a work in four parts, which was originally intended; in the course of the years, however, an overall structure of three instead of four parts appeared to be preferable.) The title refers to a composition technique providing the basis for all three parts: the number 4 (Quaterni means 'four at a time') has a dominant function, for instance in the way in which serial technique is applied; the interval of the fourth, moreover, plays an important role in this second part. Although the scoring of 'Quaterni II' - three soloists with orchestral accompaniment - could indicate a kind of concertante music, this is absolutely not what the music is like: it is and remains a work for orchestra from beginning to end. The three solo instruments stand out in relief against the orchestra, so to speak, intensifying the orchestral décor.
'Quaterni II' consists of seven parts, each merging into the other without interruption. The number seven was determined by the number of possible combinations between solo instruments and orchestra.In the realization of the overall conceptual idea of Quaterni, a technique found for instance in J. Joyce's 'Ulysses' has been made use of in various respects. Some interrupted passages or not yet fully developed motives or phrases are to be continued or enclosed at a later stage of the work - 'Quaterni II' will hold consummation. - JAN VAN VLIJMEN

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