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I Will Come Back
Robert Groslot

Vlaams Radiokoor | Thomas Oliemans | Héloïse Mas

I Will Come Back

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Format: CD
Label: Antarctica
UPC: 0608917733921
Catnr: AR 039
Release date: 04 November 2022
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Label
Antarctica
UPC
0608917733921
Catalogue number
AR 039
Release date
04 November 2022
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About the album

I will come back is a chamber opera by Robert Groslot, based on the book I'm coming back (Ik kom terug) by Adriaan van Dis, who also wrote the libretto. In the novel, the son describes his difficult relationship with his mother, with whom Robert has a certain affinity. The chamber opera is accompanied by Six Poems by William Butler Yeats. On this album, Groslot excels in his compositions combining literature and musical grammar. The opera is performed by soloists Héloïse Mas and Thomas Oliemans, accompanied by the Vlaams Radiokoor and Brussels Philharmonic soloists.

"Words trigger something in me which subsequently becomes music"

Over the past decade, Groslot has primarily been a prolific composer with a unique position in the contemporary music landscape. Groslot eschews the atonal excesses of modernism, deliberately pushing for accessibility to the listener and playing pleasure for the performer, but he never succumbs to the cinematic banality of postmodern music. In the compositions to which this recording is devoted, an extra dimension emerges: Groslot's literary imagination and the intuitive fusing of linguistic and musical grammar which transpire in the chamber opera I will come back and the Six Poems by William Butler Yeats.
will come back ist eine Kammeroper von Robert Groslot, die auf dem Buch I'm coming back (Ik kom terug) von Adriaan van Dis basiert, der auch das Libretto geschrieben hat. In dem Roman beschreibt der Sohn seine schwierige Beziehung zu seiner Mutter, zu der Robert eine gewisse Affinität hat. Die Kammeroper wird von sechs Gedichten von William Butler Yeats begleitet. Auf diesem Album zeichnet sich Groslot durch seine Kompositionen aus, die Literatur und musikalische Grammatik miteinander verbinden. Gespielt wird die Oper von den Solisten Héloïse Mas und Thomas Oliemans, begleitet vom Vlaams Radiokoor und den Brüsseler Philharmonikern.

"Worte lösen etwas in mir aus, das dann zur Musik wird".

In den letzten zehn Jahren war Groslot vor allem ein produktiver Komponist mit einer einzigartigen Position in der zeitgenössischen Musiklandschaft. Groslot meidet die atonalen Exzesse der Moderne und strebt bewusst nach Zugänglichkeit für den Hörer und Spielfreude für den Interpreten, ohne jedoch der filmischen Banalität der postmodernen Musik zu erliegen. In den Kompositionen, denen diese Aufnahme gewidmet ist, kommt eine zusätzliche Dimension zum Vorschein: Groslots literarische Vorstellungskraft und die intuitive Verschmelzung von sprachlicher und musikalischer Grammatik, die sich in der Kammeroper I will come back und den Sechs Gedichten von William Butler Yeats zeigt.


Artist(s)

Vlaams Radiokoor

The Vlaams Radiokoor (Flemish Radio Choir) was founded in 1937 by the Belgian public broadcaster of the day. Today, the  Vlaams Radiokoor is renowned for vocal music in Flanders and Europe, and is counted among the top ensembles both at home and abroad. The 32 singers rehearse under the baton of music director Bart Van Reyn in Studio 1 of the well-known Flagey building in Brussels.  A shared passion for contemporary repertoire, the belief that the voice is the ultimate interpreter of our emotions, and the commitment to make our vocal heritage accessible to singers and audiences alike are what binds the ensemble together. The Vlaams Radiokoor is and remains a living portal for repertoire, knowledge, experience and voices. It makes our...
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The Vlaams Radiokoor (Flemish Radio Choir) was founded in 1937 by the Belgian public broadcaster of the day. Today, the Vlaams Radiokoor is renowned for vocal music in Flanders and Europe, and is counted among the top ensembles both at home and abroad. The 32 singers rehearse under the baton of music director Bart Van Reyn in Studio 1 of the well-known Flagey building in Brussels. A shared passion for contemporary repertoire, the belief that the voice is the ultimate interpreter of our emotions, and the commitment to make our vocal heritage accessible to singers and audiences alike are what binds the ensemble together. The Vlaams Radiokoor is and remains a living portal for repertoire, knowledge, experience and voices. It makes our vocal heritage accessible to singers and the audience, while also investing in the creation of new vocal works. The Vlaams Radiokoor is an institution of the Flemish Community.

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Brussels Philharmonic

“The world needs symphonic music.  And symphonic music needs the world.” That is the firm belief of the Brussels Philharmonic. As a symphony orchestra founded in 1935 under the auspices of the Belgian public broadcaster, unveiling the symphonic world as best we can is deep in our DNA. By innovating while maintaining full respect for the value of the past, we keep the symphonic music of the past, present and future relevant and inspiring – for ourselves and all of society. We do this from the historic Studio 4 at Flagey in Brussels, together with our music director Kazushi Ono: he shares our open and adventurous spirit and our rock-solid belief in the need for cross-fertilization between art, life and society.
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“The world needs symphonic music. And symphonic music needs the world.” That is the firm belief of the Brussels Philharmonic. As a symphony orchestra founded in 1935 under the auspices of the Belgian public broadcaster, unveiling the symphonic world as best we can is deep in our DNA. By innovating while maintaining full respect for the value of the past, we keep the symphonic music of the past, present and future relevant and inspiring – for ourselves and all of society. We do this from the historic Studio 4 at Flagey in Brussels, together with our music director Kazushi Ono: he shares our open and adventurous spirit and our rock-solid belief in the need for cross-fertilization between art, life and society.

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Composer(s)

Robert Groslot

Robert Groslot (°1951, Mechelen – Belgium) started his musical career as a pianist. After winning the Alessandro Casagrande Competition in 1974 (Terni) and becoming laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, 1978), he undertook concert trips accross 4 continents through more than 20 countries and made many studio, radio and television recordings, over 120 CDs. A strong supporter of professional music education, Robert Groslot has taught piano at several distinguished music institutions in Belgium and the Netherlands until 2009. The majority of his career he spent at The Royal Conservatory of Antwerp where he was appointed Artistic Director in 1995. In the mid 1990’s he founded two succesful national youth orchestras that served as a training ground for an entire generation...
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Robert Groslot (°1951, Mechelen – Belgium) started his musical career as a pianist. After winning the Alessandro Casagrande Competition in 1974 (Terni) and becoming laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, 1978), he undertook concert trips accross 4 continents through more than 20 countries and made many studio, radio and television recordings, over 120 CDs.
A strong supporter of professional music education, Robert Groslot has taught piano at several distinguished music institutions in Belgium and the Netherlands until 2009. The majority of his career he spent at The Royal Conservatory of Antwerp where he was appointed Artistic Director in 1995. In the mid 1990’s he founded two succesful national youth orchestras that served as a training ground for an entire generation of musicians, many of whom can be found working professionally throughout Europe.

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01.
I Will Come Back: I. Java. Rain. Palm Trees
00:56
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
02.
I Will Come Back: II. A Sitting Room
02:42
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
03.
I Will Come Back: III. Bengawan Solo
01:56
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
04.
I Will Come Back: IV. They Married, and Left for Java
02:19
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
05.
I Will Come Back: V. Rain. The Letter
01:10
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
06.
I Will Come Back: VI. Photo's / Dance
01:53
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
07.
I Will Come Back: VII. The Son Enters / Conversation About Carl
02:32
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
08.
I Will Come Back: VIII. Yes, Tell Us
01:51
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
09.
I Will Come Back: IX. Tell Me About Your Asian War
01:48
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
10.
I Will Come Back: X. Sign the Contract
02:35
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
11.
I Will Come Back: XI. Save Him from His Mother
01:07
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
12.
I Will Come Back: XII. My Father Is a Stain on the Ceiling
01:26
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
13.
I Will Come Back: XIII. Rain / Let Me Sit Closer
00:44
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
14.
I Will Come Back: XIV. We Don't Talk About the War
03:23
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
15.
I Will Come Back: XV. Healing Hands
01:37
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
16.
I Will Come Back: XVI. Carl's Solo
01:48
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
17.
I Will Come Back: XVII. Come, Stones, Help Me
01:50
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
18.
I Will Come Back: XVIII. A New Life
01:37
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
19.
I Will Come Back: XIX. Waltz with Rollators
01:50
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
20.
I Will Come Back: XX. Let Me Help You Back to Bed
01:21
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
21.
I Will Come Back: XXI. To Hell with Your Water
01:37
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
22.
I Will Come Back: XXII. The Cosmic Garden
09:25
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Thomas Oliemans, Héloïse Mas, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
23.
Six Poems by William Butler Yeats: I. The Wheel
04:37
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
24.
Six Poems by William Butler Yeats: II. The Song of Wandering Aengus
04:01
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
25.
Six Poems by William Butler Yeats: III. To an Isle in the Water
03:11
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
26.
Six Poems by William Butler Yeats: IV. O Do Not Love Too Long
01:42
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
27.
Six Poems by William Butler Yeats: V. Two Songs of a Fool
01:47
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
28.
Six Poems by William Butler Yeats: VI. The Second Coming
03:36
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
29.
Six Poems by William Butler Yeats: VII. The Wheel (reprise)
01:30
(Robert Groslot) Vlaams Radiokoor, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radiokoor
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