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Hans Bakker

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His first Enhanced CD THE UNNAMED SOURCE features moving performances by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Vit Micka and an astounding array of its instrumentalists.                 "Hans Bakker's music...combines the old and the new. He pushes you away with some jarring and unexpected clusters and chords before luring you back in with inviting melodies, glimpses of romanticism, and familiar tropes".                   -Kraig Lamper, American Record Guide May/June '11

Subsequent releases include SLICES, namely his "DUO voor viool en klarinet", and SEEKING & FINDING with seven choral works performed by the Kuhn Choir Prague. Featured on the following compilation CD DANCES OF ETERNITY are Bakker’s orchestral works Canzona L’altra Persona and Canzona II: Tribute to the Sun; “....I have heard some things by Netherlander Hans Bakker before and have enjoyed his direct and compelling style. The two canzoni heard here: Canzona L’altra Persona and Canzona II Tribute to the Sun are both absorbing works and offer some nice contrast. The 'L’altra Persona' is a very brooding, introspective work that sounds a little bit like film music in places (perhaps John Barry) and tension-filled throughout but his 'Tribute to the Sun' is a work that starts dark and gets "brighter" (if you will) and really does exude a sunrise feel to it. I thought these two works work very well separately but also pair very well, as heard here....”                                               (Audiophile Audition, DANCES OF ETERNITY, June 11, 2013 - by Daniel Coombs)

About his compositions Hans Bakker says:                         I believe in the power of artistic beauty and lyricism. In my view music need not necessarily be easy for the ear, but it should be accessible to the mind; and must be able to tune the receptive listener. My intention as a composer is to awaken the emotional nature in man, so that he may come to himself for a moment.

For more info; see my biography.

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Letztes Update
Three Trios for organ, No.3 Meditation
Klassische Musik / Zeitgenössisch
Three Trios for organ, No.2 Choralprelude: Ich Ruf Zu Dir
Klassische Musik / Chormusik
Beliebteste
  1. Partita Veni Veni for organ
    Klassische Musik / Zeitgenössisch
  2. Three Pieces for organ, No.3 Just The Jewel Of The Heart
    Klassische Musik / Zeitgenössisch
  3. Three Trios for organ, No.3 Meditation
    Klassische Musik / Zeitgenössisch
  4. Three Trios for organ, No.2 Choralprelude: Ich Ruf Zu Dir
    Klassische Musik / Chormusik
  5. Three Pieces for organ, No.2 Invocation
    Klassische Musik / Zeitgenössisch

Blog

07 Juli 2021, News
TASTER: Three Pieces for organ, No.3 Just the Jewel of the Heart
Kind of première: Here is a large snippet of No.3 Just the Jewel of the Heart; from the Three Pieces for organ, exciting played by Frans Jan Wijma on the Cavaillé-Coll organ (1885) of the St Etienne, Caen, France. (HW Sonus Paradisi)     ...
05 Juli 2021, News
TIENTO II for guitar, performed by TATAKH HUISMANS. On YouTube, with score.
The critic summarizes the album FIGMENTS Vol 2: ..."But then, on the flip side of this, TIENTO II is a WORK THAT IS INTRICATE AND HYPNOTIC - THE ONE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH".         Label: Navona Records (NV6259).    ...
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