€ 22.50


Our favourites from 25 years of Cello Octet!

  1. Astor Piazzolla: Verano Porteño
  2. Philip Glass: Symphony for 8
  3. Chiel Meijering: Storms and Pain
  4. Astor Piazzolla: Invierno Porteño
  5. Arvo Pärt: Fratres
  6. Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteño
  7. Ludovico Einaudi: Run
  8. Max Richter: On the Nature of Daylight
  9. Astor Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño

Canto Ostinato
€ 22.50

Canto Ostinato

Canto Ostinato was written by dutch composer Simeon ten Holt (1923-2012) in 1976. This piece is considered to be minimal in origin, because of the repetitive, obstinate, nature of the piece, but there is some discussion on this subject. Ten Holt usually used the term 'genetic code' to describe his work, probably because of the typical build-up of the piece. As opposed to a high percentage of modern classical music which is not tonal and/or consonant, Canto Ostinato contains tonal harmonies and does not become very dissonant. Another typical aspect is the fact that one can hear the same or similar bass figures and harmonies throughout the piece, which explains the title. If one word would have to catch the essence of Canto Ostinato, one could use "meditative", as the different sections are similar, but generate different emotional reactions.

The most remarkable aspect about this work is the amount of freedom that is given to the performer(s). The composer created a hundred and six small cells called 'sections' of a few bars, which can be played ad libitum and be repeated either one or many more times (some bridges excepted). Because of this build-up, a performance may take from an hour to more than a day.

The version for eight cellos was created by Marijn van Prooijen, on request of the Cello8ctet, with special permission of the composer. The 8ctet has played their version especially for Simeon ten Holt in his own garden, a few months before he passed away. It was because of the composers warm reaction to the concert that the Cello8ctet decided to record the Canto Ostinato during the summer of 2013.

A unique cd with a very special composition.


€ 22.50


Works by Villa Lobos and Nobre.

1.Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras no 1
2.Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras no 5
3.Nobre: Três Cancoes de Beiramar
4.Nobre: Três Cancoes Negras
5.Nobre: Canto a Garcia Lorca
6.Nobre: Desafio XXXII

Conductor: Elias Arizcuren   Soprano: Pilar Jurado
Pasion Argentina
€ 22.50

Pasion Argentina

Works by Ginastera, Guastavino and Piazzolla.

Astor Piazzolla: 3 milongas
1.El Títere
2.A Don Nicanor Peredes
3.Alguien Le Dice Al Tango

Alberto Ginastera
4.Pampeana Nr. 2 Op. 21
5-9.Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas Op. 10
10.Canción Al Arbol Del Olvido Op. 3 Nr. 2
11-15.Ballet Estancia Op. 8

Carlos Guastavino
16-21.Canciones Populares >

Conductor: Elias Arizcuren   Mezzo soprano: Elena Gragera
Entre Cantabile y Sonabile
€ 22.50

Entre Cantabile y Sonabile

1.Mauricio Kagel - Motetten für 8 violoncelli (2004)
2.Gabriel Erkoreka - Noche Serena (mezzo soprano and octet) (2005)
3.María Eugenia Luc - Nire Aitaren Etxea  (mezzo soprano and octet) (2008) 
4.Ramón Lazkano - Cinco Poemas de Luis Cernuda  (mezzo soprano and octet) (2001-02) 

Conductor: Bas Wiegers Mezzo soprano: Elena Gragera

Glass Reflections
€ 22.50

Glass Reflections

1.Symphony for Eight (from Symphony No. 3, Movement III)
2.Company (from Quartet No. 2, Movements I and II)
3.Mishima (from Quartet No. 3, Movements III and IV)
4.Façades (from Glassworks)
5.The Secret Agent (from The Secret Agent)
6.Blood on the Stairs (from The Secret Agent)
7.Emigration (from The Secret Agent)
8.Winnie Goes to Sea (from The Secret Agent)
9.The Secret Agent Ending (from The Secret Agent)
10.Attack and Fall (from Akhnaten, Act III)
11.Funeral of Amenhotep III (from Akhnaten, Act I)

Conductor: Elias Arizcuren
Spiritual Spanish Music
€ 22.50

Spiritual Spanish Music

1.Cristóbal Halffter - Attendite (2003)
2.José María Sánchez-Verdú - Arquitecturas de la Ausencia (2003)
3.Luis de Pablo - …Eleison (2003)

conductor: Elias Arizcuren

Four Winds
€ 22.50

Four Winds

Works by Riley, Denisov, Donatoni, Pärt and Loevendie.


Conjuncto Iberico
€ 22.50

Conjuncto Iberico

1.Luis de Pablo: Ritornello
2-5.Tomás Marco: Miro
6.José Luis Turina: Divertimento, Aria y Serenata
7.Cristobal Halffter: Fandango

Conductor: Elias Arizcuren 


Concert tickets

15 October 2017 20:00

Amsterdam, Waalse Kerk

8rbanconcert €10