Piet Jozef Swerts - INSIGHTyourINSIDE

Piet Jozef Swerts (1960) is one of Belgium’s prime composers of accessible music in the postmodernist vein. On his first Antarctica release, he sets himself the considerable challenge of assembling a largescale piano texture from smaller sonatas without relying on worn-out romantic formats. Following the example of Bach’s Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Swerts writes and plays polyphonic music with a modern twist, taking off with Scarlatti at his jazziest, but also echoing Mozart, Wagner, and Purcell. Framed in the baroque tradition, the new music of Swerts sounds scintillatingly smart, but not cerebral, and his straight strung piano embodies the old-new paradox by fusing modern Steinway comfort with the colour and register versatility of a pianoforte


Tracklist 1. Sonata in a: Burano 06:48 2. Sonata in A: Primavera 06:05 3. Sonata in d: Lacrimosa 07:14 4. Sonata in D: Consolation 07:05 5. Sonata in g: Ground 07:20 6. Sonata in G: Pastorale 05:35 7. Sonata in c: Arioso 04:12 8. Sonata in C: Cascade 02:51 9. Sonata in f: Cantilena 04:52 10. Sonata in F: Saltarella 02:34 11. Sonata in bes: Mahnmal 07:06 12. Sonata in Bes: Epitome 03:06 1. Sonata in es: Wohltemperiert 03:36 2. Sonata in Es: Alla Turca 04:35 3. Sonata in gis: Purple 05:54 4. Sonata in As: Silence 06:18 5. Sonata in cis: Grief 05:04 6. Sonata in Des: Riff 03:29 7. Sonata in fis: Schicksal 03:51 8. Sonata in Ges: Facile 04:09 9. Sonata in b: Sturm und Drang 03:13 10. Sonata in B: Ilo 02:56 11. Sonata in e: O Haupt 03:54 12. Sonata in E: Feofaniya 06:00




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