Omtrent de Kammersymphonie (Arnhem)
The interest of the Chamber Symphony
In 1906 Arnold Schönberg exhaustively displayed all the facets of classical tonality in his Chamber Symphony no. 1, before definitively casting aside the concept.
The instrumentation of ten winds and five strings – a pocket-sized symphony orchestra – laid the foundation for an ensemble culture that later was to come into full bloom. In 1992 John Adams wrote his Chamber Symphony inspired by this earlier work. In this propulsive piece he combines a chromatic sound idiom with repeated minimalistic patterns. In 2009 Andries van Rossem opted for the instrumental scoring of Schönberg’s Kammersymphonie for his instrumentation of Schönberg’s only organ work, Variationen über ein Rezitativ. The composition student Jan-Peter de Graaff has written a new work specially for this concert. He refers to himself as a ‘third-generation Hague School composer’ who, unlike Schönberg, focuses on melodic and rhythmic development.
Kammersymphonie no 1
Variationen über ein Rezitativ (op. 40) (arr. Andries van Rossem)
JAN-PETER DE GRAAFF
Rimpelingen(world première, commissioned by Asko|Schönberg and Gaudeamus)
conductor Etienne Siebens
cello Hans Woudenberg