Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A glimpse at 2 relatively little known Mid 20th century Dutch composers
William Pijper, & Henk Badings
Phillips -lp o2242.1.l- 1962?
Side -A- W.Pijper
1-Piano Concerto-1927, H.Henkemanns -pno, The Concertgebouw O- Eduard van Beinum
Badings is now much better Known for his later Music , especially the Electronic music which was exclusive to his later period.
2- Six Symphonic Epigrams- Concertgebouw O. Van Beinum.
3-Six Adagios- 1940, the Hague Philharmonic O, Eduard Flipse
1- Concerto for 2 violins and Orchestra- 1954, Herman Krebbers and Theo Orlof- violins, The Hague Philharmonic O, Willem Van Oterloo.
Pijpers Language appears the more conservative , and his music is largely tonal.
the liners refer to "a creeping bi-tonality" in his music by 1920....
lovely music , and there's not a whole lot out there by either composer, i cant imagine this ever being reissued, the phillips Modern Music series from the late 50's through to the mid 60's , was a great showcase for composers who these days seem out of favour and outmoded.
there was another Badings disc in the series, and a few contemporaneous ones by dallopicolla , Krenek , and Janarch , which i wouldn't mind hearing...
Do any visitors have any , at all?