On Tuesday 3 October at 7.30pm, Queen Anne’s School will be hosting the UK premiere of Joep Franssens ‘Gift of Song’ – a work for two pianos: one pre-recorded and one live.
Although Franssens’ multifaced musical style does not make it easy to classify him, he is often regarded as the Dutch representative of the so called New Spirituality in the Netherlands. In his music Franssens aims to express the Universal; his sources of inspiration are to be found amongst writers and philosophers like Fernando Pessoa and Baruch de Spinoza. In a rich tonal language his music evokes strong emotions by the public, both unacquainted with contemporary classical music as well as specialised listeners. In 2004 the recording of his major choral work Harmony of the Spheres reached the seventh rank of the classical charts in The Netherlands.
Anita D’ Attellis will be performing the work, plus Vincent Corver’s arrangement of Reich’s Six Piano’s: Piano Counterpoint; again prerecorded material against one live piano part.
Tickets will cost £10 and it will be £5 for Queen Anne’s pupils.
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