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Spectrum

Colori Ensemble

Spectrum

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Format: CD
Label: Aliud
UPC: 8717775551690
Catnr: ACDOE 1272
Release date: 07 October 2022
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Label
Aliud
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8717775551690
Catalogue number
ACDOE 1272
Release date
07 October 2022
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With Spectrum, the Colori Ensemble presents its third album for Aliud Records in close collaboration with the Frisian Music Archive. Earlier releases were Colori Miti (2015) and Evasio (2019). The ensemble’s name derives from the composition Colori by the composer Wim van Ligtenberg, written in 2012. Since then, various composers have dedicated their compositions to the ensemble. Apart from new, contemporary repertoire, the ensemble performs their own arrangements of classical masterpieces.

The members of the ensemble are Rianne Jongsma (flute), Wilma Jongsma (oboe), Arjan Jongsma (marimba) and Frans Douwe Slot (piano). They performed in numerous venues and at various festivals, among which the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Radio performances were broadcasted by Radio 4 in programmes like Passaggio, De Klassieken, Podium, Spiegelzaal and Muziekwijzer.
Mit Spectrum präsentiert das Colori Ensemble sein drittes Album für Aliud Records in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Friesischen Musikarchiv. Frühere Veröffentlichungen waren Colori Miti (2015) und Evasio (2019). Der Name des Ensembles leitet sich von der Komposition Colori des Komponisten Wim van Ligtenberg ab, die 2012 entstand. Seitdem haben verschiedene Künstler ihre Kompositionen dem Ensemble gewidmet. Neben neuem, zeitgenössischem Repertoire führt das Ensemble auch eigene Bearbeitungen klassischer Meisterwerke auf.

Die Mitglieder des Ensembles sind Rianne Jongsma (Flöte), Wilma Jongsma (Oboe), Arjan Jongsma (Marimba) und Frans Douwe Slot (Klavier). Sie traten in zahlreichen Konzertsälen und bei verschiedenen Festivals auf, unter anderem beim Internationalen Kammermusikfestival Schiermonnikoog, in der Nieuwe Kerk in Den Haag und im Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Radioaufführungen wurden von Radio 4 in Sendungen wie Passaggio, De Klassieken, Podium, Spiegelzaal und Muziekwijzer ausgestrahlt.

Artist(s)

Arjan Jongsma (marimba)

Arjan Jongsma (1995) has been performing at various concert venues since the age of 12. During his career to date he has performed at the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, Festival Wonderfeel ’s-Graveland, Bach Festival Dordrecht and the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht. Furthermore he has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Residentie Orchestra, Noordpool Orchestra, Philips Symphony Orchestra, Dutch Theater Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and the Haydn Youth String Orchestra. In addition, as a freelance orchestral musician, Arjan has substituted with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (timpani), RCO Brass (timpani), Ballet Orchestra (percussion) and various other orchestras and is associated as a timpanist with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht.  During his studies he has won many awards including 1st price...
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Arjan Jongsma (1995) has been performing at various concert venues since the age of 12. During his career to date he has performed at the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, Festival Wonderfeel ’s-Graveland, Bach Festival Dordrecht and the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht. Furthermore he has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Residentie Orchestra, Noordpool Orchestra, Philips Symphony Orchestra, Dutch Theater Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and the Haydn Youth String Orchestra. In addition, as a freelance orchestral musician, Arjan has substituted with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (timpani), RCO Brass (timpani), Ballet Orchestra (percussion) and various other orchestras and is associated as a timpanist with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht.

During his studies he has won many awards including 1st price during the National Finals of the Prinses Christina Concours in The Hague, the KPMG Pressprize, the Rubens Kwartet Prize, the Accelerando Classic Award and the jury and audience prize at the Haydn Music Festival 2007 in Groningen. Arjan is a member of the Colori Ensemble and with this ensemble he could be heard on the Dutch radio and seen on the Dutch television show ‘Vrije Geluiden’. The Colori Ensemble has been performing concerts throughout the Netherlands including venues like the Recital Hall and Mirror Hall of the Concertgebouw. Arjan is a teacher at the Percussion Friends-Sweelinck Academy at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (online) he gave lessons and recitals during the International Marimba Summer Camp of Theodor Milkov in Greece and was teaching during the Percussion Friends Chamber Music Academy in 2017, 2018 en 2020 (online).

Arjan plays a Yamaha YM-5100 marimba, which has been made possible by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, with specialization marimba and timpani, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.


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Frans Douwe Slot (piano)

Frans Douwe Slot (1983) received his bachelor’s degree at the former Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium, where he studied with Tamara Poddubnaya and Nata Tsvereli. He then continued his studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht with Klára Würtz, where he graduated cum laude for his master’s degree. In 2009, he studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Balázs Szokolay. Frans Douwe has won several prises in competitions like the Prinses Christina Concours, the international music competition Hopes, Talents, Masters, the Schubert Competition in Bulgaria, and the Maria Yudina Festival in Saint-Petersburg. He has recorded two solo CDs and he has performed in Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia and Guatemala. In November 2014, after a long medical search,...
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Frans Douwe Slot (1983) received his bachelor’s degree at the former Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium, where he studied with Tamara Poddubnaya and Nata Tsvereli. He then continued his studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht with Klára Würtz, where he graduated cum laude for his master’s degree. In 2009, he studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Balázs Szokolay. Frans Douwe has won several prises in competitions like the Prinses Christina Concours, the international music competition Hopes, Talents, Masters, the Schubert Competition in Bulgaria, and the Maria Yudina Festival in Saint-Petersburg. He has recorded two solo CDs and he has performed in Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia and Guatemala. In November 2014, after a long medical search, Frans Douwe was diagnosed with focal dystonia. After an intensive medical rehabilitation, he has returned to the concert stage, starting by playing in ensembles. Since 2021, Frans Douwe is giving solo recitals again and is very active in various chamber music performances.

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Colori Ensemble

Rianne Jongsma (flute), Wilma Jongsma (oboe), Arjan Jongsma (marimba) and Frans Douwe Slot (piano) have all been laureates with various prestigious Dutch music contests. They have completed their musical education on the conservatoires of Amsterdam, The Hague, Groningen and Utrecht. The ensemble’s name derives from the composition Colori, written especially for them by Wim van Ligtenberg in 2012. In addition to commissioned compositions, the ensemble plays arrangements of classical pieces. In 2015 the ensemble recorded the CD Colori miti with Aliud Records in cooperation with the Frisian Music Archive.
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Rianne Jongsma (flute), Wilma Jongsma (oboe), Arjan Jongsma (marimba) and Frans Douwe Slot (piano) have all been laureates with various prestigious Dutch music contests. They have completed their musical education on the conservatoires of Amsterdam, The Hague, Groningen and Utrecht. The ensemble’s name derives from the composition Colori, written especially for them by Wim van Ligtenberg in 2012.
In addition to commissioned compositions, the ensemble plays arrangements of classical pieces. In 2015 the ensemble recorded the CD Colori miti with Aliud Records in cooperation with the Frisian Music Archive.

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Composer(s)

Edvard Grieg

Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively. Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he travelled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is...
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Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively.
Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he travelled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him.
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Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer who is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer. Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France's premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the Conservatoire Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity, incorporating elements of baroque, neoclassicism and, in his later works, jazz. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of...
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Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer who is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.
Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France's premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the Conservatoire Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity, incorporating elements of baroque, neoclassicism and, in his later works, jazz. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of development. He made some orchestral arrangements of other composers' music, of which his 1922 version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is the best known.
As a slow and painstaking worker, Ravel composed fewer pieces than many of his contemporaries. Among his works to enter the repertoire are pieces for piano, chamber music, two piano concertos, ballet music, two operas, and eight song cycles; he wrote no symphonies and only one religious work. Many of his works exist in two versions: a first, piano score and a later orchestration. Some of his piano music, such as Gaspard de la nuit (1908), is exceptionally difficult to play, and his complex orchestral works such as Daphnis et Chloé (1912) require skilful balance in performance.

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01.
Aus Holberg’s Zeit, opus 40: Prelude
02:59
(Edvard Grieg) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
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Aus Holberg’s Zeit, opus 40: Sarabande
04:01
(Edvard Grieg) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
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Aus Holberg’s Zeit, opus 40: Gavotte
03:40
(Edvard Grieg) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
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Aus Holberg’s Zeit, opus 40: Air
06:12
(Edvard Grieg) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
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Aus Holberg’s Zeit, opus 40: Rigaudon
04:35
(Edvard Grieg) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
06.
Spectrum a 4, Quartet for flute, oboe, marimba and piano: Free (Quite expressive)
07:35
(Sipke Hoekstra) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
07.
Spectrum a 4, Quartet for flute, oboe, marimba and piano: Slow (Translucent, floating)
05:18
(Sipke Hoekstra) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
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Spectrum a 4, Quartet for flute, oboe, marimba and piano: Fast (Playful, full of life)
04:20
(Sipke Hoekstra) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
09.
Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19
06:17
(Maurice Ravel) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
10.
Beyond the Rainbow: Daybreak in California
09:18
(Dirk Dekker) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
11.
Beyond the Rainbow: Prayer for the Cintamani
05:52
(Dirk Dekker) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
12.
Beyond the Rainbow: Memories from the Rainforest
03:31
(Dirk Dekker) Rianne Jongsma, Wilma Jongsma, Arjan Jongsma, Frans Douwe Slot
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