Panorama De Leeuw

Episode VI: Reinbert breaks through!
Thea Derks follows the music trail of Reinbert de Leeuw on the basis of her biography Reinbert de Leeuw, mens of melodie (Reinbert de Leeuw, human of melody) which was published in 2014.

In 1964 De Leeuw finished the Amsterdam School of the Arts and was appointed as music editor of ‘De Gids’ by Harry Mulish a year later. In 1966 he played a piano recital in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The series was set up by Daniel Ruyneman and was continued by his widow and composer Rob du Bois after his death.

In his recital Reinbert de Leeuw presents music by the avant-garde of end nineteenth, early twentieth century before the break. After the break works by the contemporaty avant-garde. The concert was well received and meant his definite break through as a piano player. Music includes Ruyneman, Du Bois, Skrjabin, Stockhausen and De Leeuw himself.
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1. Daniel Ruyneman. a. Hieroglyfen. Ruynemanensemble.
b. Four songs on lyrics by J.H. Leopold.
Djoke Winkler Prins, soprano. Kees Wieringa, piano.
2. Rob du Bois. Fusion pour deux.
Harry Sparnaay, bass clarinet. Polo de Haas, piano.
Own recording Rob du Bois.
3. Charles Ives. The Anti-Abolutionist Riots in
Boston in the 1850ies.
Charles Ives, piano.
4. Alexander Skrjabin. Piano sonata nr. 7.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano.
5. Reinbert de Leeuw. Music for Piano I.
Reinbert de Leeuw, piano.
Private recording.
6. Karlheinz Stockhausen. Klavierstück IX.
Aloys Kontarsky, piano.
Compilation and presentation: Thea Derks
Sound recording technique: Ger van den Beuken