Editor: PARTNER PRODUCTIONS / MuziekGroep Nederland, 2000
COMPOSER PORTRAITS IN WORD AND IMAGE
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:
During the piano recitals the painted composer portraits were exhibited in the concert hall and/or projected on the stage.
portraits which Saar Roelofs created with profound understanding and
convincing brushstrokes" (public press:
portraits. Clearly written biographies which are excellent
introductions of the work of the composers" (professional
journal: Mens & Melodie,
from the chapter about Messiaen are included in the book Saint
François d'Assise (the
Dutch Opera, 2008).
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.
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)
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)