The Volcano Symphony

Ernst Reijseger | FORMA ANTIQVA | Aarón Zapico

Ernst Reijseger, violoncello; Eugenia Boix, soprano; Aarón Zapico;

Winter & Winter November 2016

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"Ha habido un trabajo intelectual previo muy profundo, pero el compositor ha sido muy humilde con nosotros y se ha puesto en nuestras manos. The Volcano Symphony es una composición que atraviesa por momentos más bellos y otros de mayor crudeza; exponerse a ella es una experiencia. Y nos va a acompañar por mucho tiempo."


Last reviews

Elementarkräfte (Musik & Theater) June 2017
Als Menschen rationale Erklärungen fu?r Elementarkräfte noch fehlten, erfanden sie personifizierte Mythen. Auf die polynesische Göttin Pele bezieht sich der niederländische Cellist und Komponist Ernst Reijseger im Sujet seiner «Volcano Symphonie», die er als Klangdrama fu?rs Barockensemble Forma Antiqva inszeniert hat. Ihre Doppelidentität (Zerstörung und Fruchtbarkeit) ist in ätherisch-wortlosem Sopran von Eugenia Boix und stetem instrumentalen Spannungsverhältnis präsent, das Ernst Reijseger gemäss der unorthodoxen Besetzung wie Orgelregister arrangiert hat. Insbesondere...

REIJSEGER: The Volcano Symphony (Classical CD Choise) February 2017
Despite the jeremiads that bedevil the classical recording industry, many labels still have enterprising recording programs – and not just reheatings of well-worn repertoire pieces. Here, for instance, is an opportunity to discover a composer and a piece most listeners will not have heard of. I have to say that I did not find the music distinctive or individual, but it is certainly given the best possible advocacy here. And if you’re more persuadable, you may find this an interesting issue. Composer and cellist Ernst Reijseger presents his first symphonic poem, “The Volcano Symphony”,...

Reviews

Elementarkräfte (Musik & Theater) June 2017
REIJSEGER: The Volcano Symphony (Classical CD Choise) February 2017

The Volcano Symphony

Pistas

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII
Part VIII
Part IX
Part X
Part XI

Booklet

SOUNDS OF MAGMA
Dutch Composer and cellist Ernst Reijseger presents his first symphonic poem, The Volcano Symphony, written for the Spanish Baroque orchestra Forma Antiqva conducted by Aarón Zapico.
It is unlike that Antonio Vivaldi only wished to describe the course of the year in his Le Quattro Stagioni, or that Richard Strauss only had the intention of illustration the mountain hike of his youth in Eine Alpensinfonie. Instead, both works focus also on phases and narrations on human life.
Ernst Reijseger is fascinated by the unstoppable power of flowing lava, the inferno, the quiet sea of hell, the explosion of elemental forces, and the creation of new, vigorous life.
On the one hand Reijseger describes magma and its effects, this mass of molten rocks streaming out of the opening in the earth, breaking out, destroying, fertilising, and introducing the birth of new life. On the other hand The Volcano Symphony tells of death, love and life. Soprano Eugenia Boix embodies the voice of Pele, the goddess of the volcanoes according to Hawaiian belief. We experience a completely new sound language from a Baroque orchestra: Reijseger's composition transforms its fascinating powers of narration into an event.
Stefan Winter

Recordings


Concerto Zapico Vol. 2

Forma Antiqva plays Spanish Baroque Dance Music

Crudo Amor

Dúos de Agostino Steffani para soprano y contratenor

Opera Zapico

Opera music from Monteverdi to Mozart arranged as instrumentals by Aarón Zapico, Daniel Zapico and Pablo Zapico

Le Quattro Stagioni · The Four Seasons

Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione The Contest between Harmony and Invention

Concerto Zapico

Forma Antiqva plays Baroque Dance Music

Amore x Amore

Cantatas for alto and instrumental works by Georg Friedrich Händel

Sopra Scarlatti

Cantatas for soprano solo and continuo by Domenico Scarlatti

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Insólito estupor

Villancicos, saynetes, cantadas... y una batalla

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Bizarro!!

Música italiana del seicento

DVD Rara Avis 1.0

Grabación DVD de concierto en directo

Awards

Premio GEMA al Mejor Grupo de Música Barroca (s. XVIII) y del Clasicismo 2016.

Premio GEMA a la Mejor Producción Discográfica 2016 por "Crudo Amor - Agostino Steffani" (Winter & Winter).

"Asturiano del Mes" del periódico La Nueva España, Excelente Audio Clásica, Excepcional Scherzo, Goldberg 4 estrellas, "Grupo del Año 2010" de la TV del Principado de Asturias, Melómano de Oro, Nomination ICMA 2011, 2012 & 2014, Prelude Classical Music, "Premios de la Música en Asturias" 2012, Premio Serondaya a la Innovación Cultural 2012, Recomendado CD Compact, Ritmo Excelente, Supersonic Pizzicato.

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Contact

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33900 Langreo, Asturias (Spain)