About the album
Abbie de Quant: flute | Elizabeth van Malde: piano
The title of this album, “Music in Motion” can be interpreted in various ways: music which concretely invites to movement - dancing - and a more abstract approach to it.
The character of a composition is amongst others defined through rhythmic elements: the country of origin of a composer can often be recognized in it, for example in the music of Prokofiev, Gubaidulina and Taktakishvili. The influence of folk music is clearly present in their work. Music and Motion are intrinsicly connected with each other in a scale of nuances of the senses: happy, sad, vital, sensual, flowing, lightfooted, temperamental, etc.
The abstract interpretation of the theme can be found with Dutch composers.
In the composition of Du Bois various sorts of musical movements in a dialogue between flute and piano are sought for. Zuidam looked for movement- and developmental possibilities between both instruments. The slow parts in this program (i.e. Rachmaninov) have in their lyric a flowing, stirring movement which strengthens the singing element.
11Sonata no. 2 op. 94 (1942-44) Moderato
12Sonata no. 2 op. 94 (1942-44) Scherzo- Presto
13Sonata no. 2 op. 94 (1942-44) Andante
14Sonata no. 2 op. 94 (1942-44) Allegro con brio
16Sonata (1968) Allegro cantabile
17Sonata (1968) Aria : Moderato con moto
18Sonata (1968) Allegro scherzando
19Four Movements 2007 Liberamente ed espressivo
110Four Movements 2007 Mosso
111Four Movements 2007 Sostenuto , con calore
112Four Movements 2007 Cantabile
113Sounds of the Forest Sounds of the Forest
115Vocalise, op. 34 no. 14 Lentamente, molto cantabile