Points of View by Jannum Kruidhof - it's on YouTube!
It's been a while since this concert. It doesn't make it any less awesome. To be honest, when I first got the score - about two weeks before concert - I did a bit of a deer-in-headlights impression when looking at the rythms, because as catchy as it sounds, the first time you look at it it's gibberish. At least, if your sightreading skills are equal to mine. Then I girded up my loins, so to speak (although I'm not entirely certain a woman's supposed to do that. Pretty sure th
Gaspard de la Nuit - A Modern Dance Performance premiered in Oslo
Gaspard de la Nuit is one of the milestones within piano literature. When Ravel dreamed it up in 1909, he specifically set out to compose something more difficult from Balakirew's still-notorious Islamey. The result of that endeavour consists of three pieces, based on three poems from the French poet Aloysius Bertrand's 52 poem cycle "Gaspard de la Nuit". Ondine, the first in the trilogy, is the story of a water nymph, attempting to seduce a mortal man to come to her realm. S
Isoldens Liebestod - Live performance in Oslo
Of course, I'm not an Irish Princess engaged to the King of Cornwall although dramatically in love with his nephew. But we do share a name. Therefore, my favourite final piece (or in this particular case, encore) involves dying tragically on a stage. I hope to finish it off with a stage fall as soon as I learn how to. Isoldens Liebestod is originally the final aria of - you guessed it - Isolde, from Wagner's famous opera "Tristan und Isolde". By the time the aria comes aroun