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Ruud van Eeten: Inner Music - works for saxophone quartet, string quartet & piano / Saskia Lankhoorn, piano

Album Summary

>Eeten, Ruud van : Punctus Einz, for saxophone quartet
>Eeten, Ruud van : Jhero, for string quartet
>Eeten, Ruud van : Piano Quintet no 1
Performer Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

On Inner Music, his Navona Records debut, composer Ruud van Eeten presents three works highlighting the refinement and control evident in his compositional style. Throughout the four movements of Piano Quintet No. 1, the composer adds no excess; every note has a role. Punctus Einz, based on Bach's The Art of Fugue, builds layers of textures that are heightened by the timbres of the saxophone quartet. Jhero pulls inspiration from a painting by Hieronymus Bosch.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
Ruud Van Eeten's release is a solid romp through tonally bright melodies. Each piece reveals itself immediately and makes no bones about it. Jhero, for string quartet, depicts Heaven, seduction, and Hell. It begins with a meditative demeanor and gradually ends up in the most positive musical interpretation of Hell I have ever heard. `Punctus Einz' is a straightahead approach to The Art of Fugue and passes by quickly. Piano Quintet 1 is firmly rooted in late romanticism. The movements are all pleasing and delightful.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Music Building, Utrecht, Netherlands (11/2011).



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Works Details

>Eeten, Ruud van : Punctus Einz, for saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Amstel Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Eeten, Ruud van : Jhero, for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Matangi Quartet
  • Running Time: 19 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Eeten, Ruud van : Piano Quintet no 1
  • Performer: Saskia Lankhoorn (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music