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Minimal Piano Collection Vol X1-XX [Box set]

Jeroen van Veen Audio CD
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  • Composer: Minimal Piano Collection Vol X1
  • Audio CD (1 Nov 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 11
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Brilliant Classics
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1. Compositions for Two to Six Pianos - Various Performers

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Compositions pour 2 à 6 pianos de Simeon ten Holt, William Duckworth, Michael Parsons, Douwe Eisenga, Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, John Adams, Steve Reich etc. / Sandra van Veen, Jeroen van Veen, Bergmann Piano Duo etc.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb value 29 Dec 2013
By tallmanbaby TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Over fourteen hours of modern minimal piano music. Full track listing supplied below.


Simeon ten HOLT (b.1923)

1. Section 1
2. Section 5
3. Section 10
4. Section 15
5. Section 20
6. Section 25
7. Section 30
8. Section 35
9. Section 40
10. Section 45
11. Section 50
12. Section 55
13. Section 60
14. Section 69
15. Section 74, Theme I
16. Section 80
17. Section 83
18. Section 86
19. Section 88
20. Section 89
21. Section 92
22. Section 95, Theme II
23. Section 100
24. Section 105
25. Section 106


William DUCKWORTH (b.1943)

26. Forty Changes
27. Binary Images

Michael PARSONS (b.1938)

28. Rhythm Studies, Nr I
29. Rhythm Studies, Nr II

Douwe EISENGA (b.1961)
30. City Lines

Gabriel JACKSON (b.1962)
31. Rhapsody in Red


Kyle GANN (b.1955)

32. Long Night for Three pianos

Philip GLASS (b.1937)

33. Metamorphosis II
34. Metamorphosis III
35. Metamorphosis IV


36. Les Chants Estivaux (4 pianos)

Meredith MONK (b.1942)

37. Ellis Island for two pianos


Morton FELDMAN (1926-1987)

38. Two Pianos
40. Intermission 6
42. Piece for four pianos

Jeroen van VEEN (b.1969) - Marcel BERGMANN
39. Two Pianos on Strings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Listening 28 May 2011
By Dave LaDelfa - Published on
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There's so much here, I don't know where to begin.

Between this, his earlier single-piano set Minimal Piano Collection [Box Set], and the Ten Holt box(es) Simeon ten Holt: Complete Multiple Piano Works [Box Set], Jeroen van Veen has covered all the important landmarks of minimalist, proto-minimalist, and post-minimalist music for piano.

Of the pieces I've heard before, the recordings here are at least as good, if not better, than any other I have. The new two-piano recording of "Canto Ostinato" included here surpasses in many respects the 1996 Wieringa & de Haas disc, which for me had been the standard-bearer. It's an excellent Reich "Six Pianos," and a thrilling McPhee "Balinese Ceremonial Music." Everything is precise, yes, note-perfect, but never lacking in vitality.

More importantly, there's a huge amount of music here I'd never heard, by (mostly European) composers I'm now a huge fan of, like Eisenga and Meijering.

One could quibble with the decision to multitrack a lot of the multiple-piano works here, but I won't. I think it gives it a hot, tight sound, almost like progressive rock or electronica. Also, it adds to the mind-blowing awesomeness of this set to imagine one guy bringing it all to fruition on his own. Jeroen van Veen: hats off. You are a piano god.

Absolutely required listening for any fan of minimalism; arguably also of interest to IDM enthusiasts.
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