On-Demand Audio: Ralph van Raat Performs Andriessen, Lang and Adams
Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge May 12, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dutch pianist Ralph van Raat made his New York City debut at (Le) Poisson Rouge on May 12 with a solo piano survey of modern Minimalism, including music of Louis Andriessen, David Lang and John Adams.
A prolific performer, Van Raat has appeared as a soloist with the London Sinfonietta, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His numerous awards include First Prize of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition and the Fortis MeesPierson Award of the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Gavin Bryars and Frederic Rzewski have both composed new works specifically for the pianist; he's also worked closely with composers including Jonathan Harvey, Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág, Magnus Lindberg and Arvo Pärt.
David Lang - Boy
Louis Andriessen - Piano Sonata
Louis Andriessen - Excerpts from Souvenirs d’Enfance
Joep Franssens - Winter Child
John Adams - Phrygian Gates