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27 November 2015
"''Want List for David DeBoor Canfield'' "Fanfare, 01-11-2016
Willem Jeths' musical language has become gradually less atonal over the years. His most recent compositions even have a prominent ground tone. Densely orchestrated sound blocks rub along one another and overlap in an idiom that might remind one more of Ligeti or Rihm than a typical composer of the Dutch school. It is worth noting that Willem Jeths won two prices at the 1996 International Composition Competition in Vienna, for his violin concert Glenz and for his Piano Concerto. The jury included Wolfgang Rihm, Gerard Grisey, Franco Donatoni, Lothar Knessl and Friedrich Cerha - composers who, like Jeths, are intensely attuned to sound as an aspect of composition. Jeths also won the ''Amsterdamprijs voor de kunst'' for his ouvre in 2014. Although a work by Willem Jeths might suggest the existence of a clear-cut plan, forms and structures fade to the background during the composition process. Jeths is driven by spirit and fancy, unfettered by predetermined routes or goals. Because he is so conscious of the basic material, the resulting form, individual and personal, appears to the listener as a taut, consistent concept that unifies the piece. This apparently contradiction, in which aesthetics and working method seem to collide, remains one of the most intriguing aspects, both musically and personally, of Willem Jeths.
''Want List for David DeBoor Canfield''
NRC Handelsblad, 19-6-2016
" [...] If you have any interest in music that is both heart-wrenchingly beautiful and profoundly moving to the soul, you will move mountains to acquire this CD. [...] "
Fanfare Magazine, 02-6-2016
“[...]the vulnerable purity of a child’s spirit.[...]”
music web international, 01-5-2016
"The orchestral palette is layered, sophisticated and rich. Wonderful as colors complement each other, and nowhere getting in each others way."
Luister Magazine, 01-3-2016
''This release is like a pearl. Where also in the recorder concert the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra plays the stars stars of heaven''
Opus Klassiek, 09-1-2016
[...] Notes of wonder that, without diversions, are speaking to the heart. The Radio Philharmonic, the mezzo Karin Strobos and Erik Bosgraaf, who plays the recorder, all give the best. So, a lot. [...]
De Telegraaf, 04-1-2016
"The tension created which the orchestra directed by Markus Stenz and the soloist produce, is electrifying."
["]..The symphony is dripping with Mahler associations, and in the proper sense of the word...It is entirely 'a marvel of subtle and melancholic balance."