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TEN
COMPOSER PORTRAITS
 IN WORD AND IMAGE 

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"Striking portraits"
"Clearly written biographies"
"For beginning and advanced music lovers”

Editor: PARTNER PRODUCTIONS / MuziekGroep Nederland, 2000


Examples of painted composer portraits


OLIVIER MESSIAEN

(France, 1908-1992)

JOHN CAGE 
(US, 1912-1992)

TRISTAN KEURIS 
(Netherlands, 1946-1996)

KAREL GOEYVAERTS
(Belgium, 1923-1993)

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 
(Argentina, 1921-1992)

TON DE LEEUW 
(Netherlands, 1926-1996)

JOS KUNST 
(Netherlands, 1936-1996)

TERA DE MAREZ OYENS
(Netherlands, 1932-1996)

TON BRUYNÈL
(Netherlands, 1934-1998)

TORU TAKEMITSU
(Japan, 1930-1996)

 

 

 

TEN COMPOSER PORTRAITS IN WORD AND IMAGE 
contains ten introductory biographies (in Dutch) and twenty reproductions of painted portraits of ten outstanding twentieth-century composers as Olivier Messiaen, Toru Takemitsu, John Cage, Ton de Leeuw and Astor Piazzolla. The book stresses among other things personal experiences of the composers as a source of their inspiration.

CONCERT TOUR & EXHIBITIONS

In 2000/2003 pianist René Eckhardt and Saar Roelofs made a concert tour in the Netherlands with their program Tribute - Ten Composer Portraits in Word, Image and Sound, which was performed among others in: 
- Music Centre Vredenburg in Utrecht
- Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam 
- Oosterpoort in Groningen 
- Museum Van Bommel Van Dam in Venlo
- De Toonzaal in Den Bosch. 

This production formed a tribute to then ten composer mentioned above
. 

During the piano recitals the painted composer portraits were exhibited in the concert hall and/or projected on the stage. 

The book Ten Composer Portraits in Word and Image comes complete with the CD Tribute 2000 , which includes twelve works for piano by the ten composers, performed by pianist René Eckhardt.




 

RECEPTION

"Beautiful portraits which Saar Roelofs created with profound understanding and convincing brushstrokes" (public press:   
De Gelderlander, January 31 2000)

“Remarkable portraits. Clearly  written biographies which are excellent introductions of the work of the composers" (professional journal: Mens & Melodie, March 2001)

"Psychologically striking portraits" (public press: Het Parool, January 24, 200l). 

Quotations from the chapter about Messiaen are included in the book Saint François d'Assise  (the Dutch Opera, 2008).  

“Roelofs uses an accessible writing style. In a nutshell she gives an excellent impression of the life of ten composers. Meanwhile she also describes the connections and similarities between the composers. The painted portraits show a convincing likeness with the represented persons.
Together the book and the CD form a mini manual of post World War II music, for beginning as well as advanced music lovers.” (professional journals: De Muze van het Museumplein, Summer issue 2001; Oorsprong, November 2001)

 “A beautiful book. Very characteristic portraits. Life and work of the composers are written in an accessible way.” (Dutch radio station for classical music: Radio 4, December 2000)

“Twenty striking portraits. Clearly written biographies.” (Foundation Women and Music, News Letter, April 2001)

“Roelofs describes life and work of the ten composers in a pleasant style. Because of the painted portraits the composers become more alive.” (Public press: Dagblad van Almere, March 22 2001)

 

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