Arthur Klaassens – Ratio (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:11 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © 7 Mountain Records
“Ratio” takes you on a musical oboe journey in a way you’ve possibly never had before: 40 instruments from the oboe family composing a polyphonic Renaissance choir, swaying rhythms with Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint, impeccable instrument control with Berio’s legendary 7th Sequenza, Bach’s 2nd Violin Partita in a clever and freshly made multi-voiced setting. Commissioned specifically for this album, in close kinship with Klaassens, a haunting composition by one of the most proficient Dutch composers of now, Jesse Broekman.
Arthur Klaassens belongs to a new age of highly skilled oboe players in the Netherlands, but there’s a lot more to cover with this astonishing artist. The unusualy long production period was has been taken for compiling and recording own, incredibly refined arrangements never resounds in a technical listening experience, but primarily a coherent and very musical captivating one. Truly a rare and adventurous musical document is being presented with the oboe, and all it’s family members, in a golden spotlight.
5 years of recording, 200 sessions and 1000 hours of recording: finally on March 5th Ratio, the debut album of Arthur Klaassens will be released.
Nel 1992, il gruppo si è unito al gruppo di artisti del calibro di Steve Reich, Luciano Berio, J. S. Bach, Jesse Broekman (e, Thomas Tallis.
Hobo has never sounded like this before.
01. Arthur Klaassens – New York Counterpoint: I. Fast (Arr. for oboe)
02. Arthur Klaassens – New York Counterpoint: II. Slow (Arr. for oboe)
03. Arthur Klaassens – New York Counterpoint: III. Fast (Arr. for oboe)
04. Arthur Klaassens – Sequenza VII per oboe solo
05. Arthur Klaassens – Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: I. Allemande (Arr. for oboe)
06. Arthur Klaassens – Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: II. Corrente (Arr. for oboe)
07. Arthur Klaassens – Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: III. Sarabande (Arr. for oboe)
08. Arthur Klaassens – Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: IV. Giga (Arr. for oboe)
09. Arthur Klaassens – Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona (Arr. for oboe)
10. Arthur Klaassens – afwezige stemmen (Arr. for oboe)
11. Arthur Klaassens – Spem in alium (Arr. for oboe)