Nietzsche: Complete Piano Music Jeroen van Veen
- Friedrich Nietsche (1844-1900):
- 1Heldenklage, NWV 202:33
- 2Ungarischer Marsch, NWV 502:32
- 3Édes titok03:12
- 4So lach doch mal, NWV 901:49
- 5Da geht ein Bach, NWV 10b01:58
- 6In Mondschein auf der Puszta, NWV 1101:43
- 7Ermanarich, Symphonische Dichtung10:45
- 8Unserer Altvordern eingedenk, NWV 13: I. Mazurka01:34
- 9Unserer Altvordern eingedenk, NWV 13: II. Aus der Czarda02:01
- 10Das zerbrochene Ringlein05:39
- 12Das Fragment an sich, NWV 3504:51
- 13Hymnus an die Freundschaft, NWV 42: I. Vorspiel05:04
- 14Hymnus an die Freundschaft, NWV 42: II. Hymnus erste Strophe01:40
- 15Hymnus an die Freundschaft, NWV 42: III.Erstes Zwischenspiel06:33
- 16Hymnus an die Freundschaft, NWV 42: IV. Hymnus zweite Strophe01:32
- 17Hymnus an die Freundschaft, NWV 42: V. Zweites Zwischenspiel5'1005:10
- 18Hymnus an die Freundschaft, NWV 42: VI. seht Fest01:26
- 19Hymnus an die Freundschaft, NWV 42: VII. Hymnus dritte Strophe02:48
Info for Nietzsche: Complete Piano Music
“Without music life would be a mistake”, “there has never been a philosopher who has been in his essence a musician to such an extend as I am”, two quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche, indeed the most musically gifted of all philosophers.
Nietzsche was basically a self-taught musician, piano player and composer of mainly small scale works for piano or songs. Although Nietzsche was in close contact with Richard Wagner his style was never seriously influenced by that famous composer. Nietzsche’s personal style might be called escapist, curiously innocent, open, and intuitive, a mind looking for expression of feelings that could not be expressed in words.
Dutch pianist Jeroen van Veen chose a selection of mature piano works for this recording, an homage to a genius of the mind.
Jeroen van Veen, piano
Jeroen Van Veen
born 1969 started playing the piano at the age of 7. He studied at the Utrecht Conservatory with Alwin Bär and Håkon Austbö. In 1993 he passed the Performing Artists' Exam. Van Veen has played with orchestras conducted by Howard Williams, Peter Eötvös, Neal Stulberg and Robert Craft. He has played recitals in Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia & the USA. Van Veen attended master classes with Claude Helffer, Hans-Peter & Volker Stenzl and Roberto Szidon. He was invited to several festivals; Reder Piano Festival (1988), Festival der Kunsten in Bad Gleichenberg (1992), Wien Modern (1993), Holland Dance Festival (1998) Lek Art Festival (1996-2007). Van Veen recorded for major Dutch Radio- and Television companies like AVRO, NOS, IKON, NCRV, TROS/Internet, WTBC-TV & Radio (Florida, U.S.A.) and Moscow Television. In 1992, Van Veen recorded his first CD with his brother Maarten as the internationally recognized Piano duo Van Veen. In 1995 Piano duo Van Veen made their debut in the United States. They were prizewinners in the prestigious 4th International Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami, Florida. After this achievement they toured the United States and Canada many times. The documentary "Two Pianos One Passion" (nominated with an Emmy Award 1996) documents them as a duo.
In 1995 Jeroen Van Veen founded the duo Sandra & Jeroen van Veen, a piano duo with Sandra Mol. As such, they mainly perform (minimal) music for multiple pianos by Erik Satie, Douwe Eisenga, Simeon ten Holt and many more. Beside his career as a solo pianist Van Veen also participates in the following ensembles: ‘Piano Ensemble’, ‘The International Piano Quartet’, ‘Piano Mania’, ‘DJ Piano’ and ‘Jeroen van Veen & Friends’.
The various (>80) compositions by Van Veen may be described as ‘Minimal Music’ with different faces, Crossovers to Jazz, Blues, Soundscape, Avant-Garde, Techno, Trance and Pop Music. Currently Mr. Van Veen is director of Van Veen Productions, Chairman of the Simeon ten Holt Foundation, Culemborg Cultural Foundation, Pianomania Foundation and artistic director of several music festivals in Culemborg, Utrecht and Veldhoven. He is active in Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition based in Miami (USA). Over the last 20 years Van Veen recorded more than 100 CDs for several labels Mirasound, Koch, Naxos, Brilliant Classics, and his own label PIANO. The recording of Les Noces for Koch and Naxos was stated in the New York Times as " the best recording ever". Classics Today on Erik Satie pianoworks four hands, 10 artistic quality, 10 sound quality.