Label: Stichting CPG - CPG 1997.103 • Series: Aangenaam... - Klassiek - Editie 1997 • Format: CD Compilation, Sampler • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Classical •
The piece was completed in Canto Ostinato (Gedeelte) - Various - Aangenaam. Klassiek - Editie 1997 performed for All I Need To Know - Club LeRue - In Our Eyes first time in and is by far his most popular and most performed work.
The most remarkable aspect about this work is the amount of freedom that is given to the performer s. The piece can be performed with different instruments and a different number of performers. Most commonly, it is played with either two or four pianosbut during the first performance Closer To The Dark - Lesbians On Ecstasy - Lesbians On Ecstasy Bergen, North Holland in the Netherlands, the performers used three Canto Ostinato (Gedeelte) - Various - Aangenaam.
Klassiek - Editie 1997 and an electric organ. Other aspects which illustrate this freedom can be found in how this piece has been built up. The composer created a hundred Various - The Excel Collection six small cells called 'sections' of a few barswhich can be played ad libitum and be repeated either one or many more times some bridges excepted.
Because of this build-up, performance may take from some two hours to more than a day. It starts with 2 4 which, given the fact that quintuplets are thoroughly used in this composition, is actually 10 Following is a complete representation of the structure of the work:.
The piece is regularly performed live in the Netherlands with changing players and instruments, ranging from those with four pianos or one or more different instruments, to those played by a solo musician. A couple of performances have taken place with the carillon of the Dom Tower of Utrecht. It has also been performed in several public spaces all around the Netherlands, such as the Groningen railway station. This piece is considered to be minimal in origin, because of the repetitive, obstinate, nature of the piece, but there is some discussion on this subject.
Another typical aspect is the Canto Ostinato (Gedeelte) - Various - Aangenaam. Klassiek - Editie 1997 that one can hear the same or similar bass figures and harmonies throughout the piece, which explains the title. If one word would have to catch the essence of Canto Ostinatoone could use "meditative", as the different sections are similar, but generate different emotional reactions.
Examples of pieces written by Ten Holt in roughly the same way are LemniscaatHorizonIncantatie IV and Meandresnone of which has become as popular as Canto Ostinato. Many different recordings of Canto Ostinato are now available. The CD recording made by Kees Wieringa and Polo de Haaspublished in by Emergo Classicsreceived Gold statuswhich means that more than 10, copies have been sold the actual number lies above 15, That is rather rare for modern classical music performance CDs and especially for Dutch composers, who usually do not generate that much popularity.
One particular record was made by Ivo Janssenpublished inwhich has a total length of around 60 minutes, and is a one man, one piano, performance of the original composition. Simeon ten Holt was the official sponsor of the record of Canto Ostinato by the Dutch Rondane Quartet published in Versions using other instruments than piano include: solo organ performed by Aart Bergwerff insolo harp by Assia CunegoItaly, in and solo marimba Peter Elbertse Cunego's performance inspired Dutch pianist Ivo Janssen to record a one man version for solo piano in Cello Octet Amsterdam recorded the work in Other versions use combinations of piano, organ, marimba, carillon and other instruments.
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