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Known above all through his collaborations with the film-maker Kryszystof Kieslowski, Zbigniew Preisner is one of the most played and broadcast composers of our time. Yet there are few audio-only recordings of his music presently available. Thus the new album from the prince of the Minimalist piano, Jeroen van Veen, fills a significant gap in the market. The first half contains the set of Ten Easy Pieces for piano which are already popular as scores with countless student and amateur pianists. However only one recording has been made, not widely available, and this new Brilliant Classics recording will introduce many listeners to the uniquely haunting and inspiring sound world of Preisner. Although his trademark melodies are tinged with melancholy, several of the Easy Pieces are outgoing and exuberant such as To See More and The Art of Flying. The second half concentrates on piano arrangements of the film music which won Preisner his reputation. There are themes and extensive excerpts here from Kieslowski's Décalogue and the Trois Couleurs trilogy, starring Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy and Jean-Louis Trintignant, through which millions of cinema-goers fell in love with Preisner's music. Also included are the main themes from three more recent films, The Double Life of Véronique, Fairytale and The Secret Garden, all of them haunting and bittersweet. This album is the latest in the hugely successful series of minimalist piano music albums made by Jeroen van Veen for Brilliant Classics. Previous best-sellers include music by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Lodovico Einaudi and Yann Tiersen, composer of the music for Amélie. His recordings of Satie have been cited as reference versions by Classics Today, which acclaimed his 'outstanding musicianship'.
Known above all through his collaborations with the film-maker Kryszystof Kieslowski, Zbigniew Preisner is one of the most played and broadcast composers of our time. Yet there are few audio-only recordings of his music presently available. Thus the new album from the prince of the Minimalist piano, Jeroen van Veen, fills a significant gap in the market. The first half contains the set of Ten Easy Pieces for piano which are already popular as scores with countless student and amateur pianists. However only one recording has been made, not widely available, and this new Brilliant Classics recording will introduce many listeners to the uniquely haunting and inspiring sound world of Preisner. Although his trademark melodies are tinged with melancholy, several of the Easy Pieces are outgoing and exuberant such as To See More and The Art of Flying. The second half concentrates on piano arrangements of the film music which won Preisner his reputation. There are themes and extensive excerpts here from Kieslowski's Décalogue and the Trois Couleurs trilogy, starring Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy and Jean-Louis Trintignant, through which millions of cinema-goers fell in love with Preisner's music. Also included are the main themes from three more recent films, The Double Life of Véronique, Fairytale and The Secret Garden, all of them haunting and bittersweet. This album is the latest in the hugely successful series of minimalist piano music albums made by Jeroen van Veen for Brilliant Classics. Previous best-sellers include music by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Lodovico Einaudi and Yann Tiersen, composer of the music for Amélie. His recordings of Satie have been cited as reference versions by Classics Today, which acclaimed his 'outstanding musicianship'.
5028421954110

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Format: CD
Label: BRLT
Rel. Date: 05/25/2018
UPC: 5028421954110

Piano Music
Artist: Jeroen Van Veen
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: I. To See More
2. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: II. The Art Of Flying
3. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: III. A Good Morning Melody
4. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: IV. Meditation
5. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: V. Talking To Myself
6. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: VI. About Passing
7. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: VII. Farewell
8. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: VIII. A Tune A Day
9. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: IX. Greetings From Pamalican
10. 10 Easy Pieces For Piano: X. A Good Night Melody
11. La Double Vie De Véronique: I. Marionettes
12. Aberdeen
13. Damage: I. Main Title
14. Décalogue VI, Tu Ne Seras Pas Luxurieux: I. Part 1
15. Décalogue VI, Tu Ne Seras Pas Luxurieux: II. Part 2
16. Décalogue VI, Tu Ne Seras Pas Luxurieux: III. Part 3
17. Décalogue VI, Tu Ne Seras Pas Luxurieux: IV. Part 4
18. Décalogue IX, Tu Ne Convoiteras Pas La Femme D'autrui: III. Part 3
19. Décalogue IX, Tu Ne Convoiteras Pas La Femme D'autrui: XIII. Part 13
20. La Double Vie De Véronique, Marionettes: I. Tu Viendras
21. La Double Vie De Véronique, Marionettes: II. Van Den Dudenmayer. Concerto In E Minor
22. Fairytale, A True Story: I. Fairytale
23. Fairytale, A True Story: II. The Coming Of The Queen
24. The Secret Garden: I. Main Title
25. The Secret Garden: II. Winter Light
26. Trois Couleurs Blanc: I. The End
27. Trois Couleurs Blanc: II. Morning At The Hotel
28. Trois Couleurs Bleu: I. Olivier's Theme
29. Trois Couleurs Bleu: II. Song For The Unification Of Europe
30. Trois Couleurs Bleu: III. Van Den Budenmayer Funeral Music
31. Trois Couleurs Bleu: IV. The Battle Of Carnival And Lent II
32. Trois Couleurs Bleu: V. Second Flute
33. Trois Couleurs Bleu: VI. A Chat In The Undergound
34. Trois Couleurs Bleu: VII. Home At Last
35. Trois Couleurs Bleu: VIII. Don't Fall Asleep
36. Trois Couleurs Rouge: I. Fashion Show I
37. Trois Couleurs Rouge: II. Finale
38. Trois Couleurs Rouge: III. Do Not Take Another Man's Wife I

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Known above all through his collaborations with the film-maker Kryszystof Kieslowski, Zbigniew Preisner is one of the most played and broadcast composers of our time. Yet there are few audio-only recordings of his music presently available. Thus the new album from the prince of the Minimalist piano, Jeroen van Veen, fills a significant gap in the market. The first half contains the set of Ten Easy Pieces for piano which are already popular as scores with countless student and amateur pianists. However only one recording has been made, not widely available, and this new Brilliant Classics recording will introduce many listeners to the uniquely haunting and inspiring sound world of Preisner. Although his trademark melodies are tinged with melancholy, several of the Easy Pieces are outgoing and exuberant such as To See More and The Art of Flying. The second half concentrates on piano arrangements of the film music which won Preisner his reputation. There are themes and extensive excerpts here from Kieslowski's Décalogue and the Trois Couleurs trilogy, starring Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy and Jean-Louis Trintignant, through which millions of cinema-goers fell in love with Preisner's music. Also included are the main themes from three more recent films, The Double Life of Véronique, Fairytale and The Secret Garden, all of them haunting and bittersweet. This album is the latest in the hugely successful series of minimalist piano music albums made by Jeroen van Veen for Brilliant Classics. Previous best-sellers include music by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Lodovico Einaudi and Yann Tiersen, composer of the music for Amélie. His recordings of Satie have been cited as reference versions by Classics Today, which acclaimed his 'outstanding musicianship'.
        
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