Martin van Hees

Remgewogen

CD

For a long time, I have cherished the idea of making of an album dedicated to Dutch compositions written for the classical guitar.

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About the album

For a long time, I have cherished the idea of making of an album dedicated to Dutch compositions written for the classical guitar.

During my studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague between 2008 and 2014, I developed a strong curiosity about the relationship between creating and performing musicians, in current times and in the past. To expand my knowledge on this topic, I worked with living composers whose collaboration I dearly treasure.

The realisation of Remgewogen is a project that I have been looking forward to immensely. The process of actively working with composers has contributed to my musicianship, and further inspired me to compose for the classical guitar.

Tracklist click to play/pause

  • Roderik de Man

    Dulcamara

    9:31 Play button Pause button 9:31
  • Louis Andriessen

    Triplum

    1. I. Allegretto con fantasia
      0:56 Play button Pause button 0:56
    2. II. Tranquillo
      2:50 Play button Pause button 2:50
    3. III. Lento
      1:59 Play button Pause button 1:59
  • Martin van Hees

    Ikariotikoyunbabarrange

    8:23 Play button Pause button 8:23
  • Aart Strootman

    Variations on a quote by Debussy

    1. Variation I
      1:39 Play button Pause button 1:39
    2. Variation II
      1:02 Play button Pause button 1:02
    3. Variation III
      1:39 Play button Pause button 1:39
    4. Variation IV
      0:35 Play button Pause button 0:35
    5. Variation V
      1:33 Play button Pause button 1:33
  • Martin van Hees

    Orewoet

    7:58 Play button Pause button 7:58
  • Jan-Peter de Graaff

    That all changes

    6:49 Play button Pause button 6:49
  • Christiaan Richter

    Remgewogen

    7:15 Play button Pause button 7:15

More information

Label TRPTK
Genre(s) Classical – Contemporary (> 1920)
Artist(s) Martin van Hees
Composer(s) Andriessen, Louis
Graaff, Jan-Peter de
Hees, Martin van
Man, Roderik de
Richter, Christiaan
Strootman, Aart
Recording location(s) Lutheran Church, Haarlem (NL)
Recording date(s) July 2018
Cat. No.

TTK 0030

Release date

November 22nd, 2018

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"Melodic, with a hint of melancholy, honouring the music of Debussy, but most of all the facets of the acoustic guitar …"

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten

"This is making music at the highest level; we’re right in the middle of the University of guitar performance. Impeccable technique, paired with an astounding musical insight, and a manner of recording that makes every single note almost palpable. What an amazing album!"

Aart van der Wal, Opus Klassiek

"Martin van Hees plays guitar sometimes like a one man band; bass, accompaniment and melody at the same time. He plays rhythmically, expressive when necessary, and Latin-romantic when possible. […] We are drawn into the music, and that’s what it’s all about."

Yung Lie, Alpha Audio

"The young guitarist Martin van Hees has dedicated his second album entirely to Dutch music, a feat in itself. His extremely well-cared for yet bold performance just as much, and the extraordinary packaging of the disc shouldn't remain unmentioned."

Frits van der Waa, De Volkskrant

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