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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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Reconstructie : een moraliteit / door Louis Andriessen, Hugo Claus, Reinbert de Leeuw, Misja Mengelberg, Harry Mulisch, Peter Schat en Jan van Vlijmen

Genre: Opera, musical theatre
Subgenre: Musical
Instruments: soloists 3GK4 rec 0340 3sax 0331 2g el.cemb cembalet clavinet pianet 5el.org 2pf 4vla 5vc cb electronics

Concertino : für kleines Orchester mit obligat-Geige, -Cello und -Klavier, (1942) / Henk Badings

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Two or more different solo instruments and orchestra
Instruments: 3232 3110 timp perc cel str vl-vc-pf-solo

Dubbelconcert : voor viool, alt-/tenorsaxofoon en orkest, 1978 / Sytze U. Smit

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Two or more different solo instruments and orchestra
Instruments: 2222 3130 drum str vl-sax-solo

Exchanges : for 4 soloists and large orchestra, 1979/80, revision 1998/99 / Ernst Oosterveld

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Two or more different solo instruments and orchestra
Instruments: 4444 4sax 6441 timp 28vl 12vla 10vc 8cb 2vibr(mar)-2pf-solo

 

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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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