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Piano Concerto 'Prophecies of Stone' (Dutch premiere)
Dec 01 2023
Concertzaal Amare
The Hague, Netherlands
Cost: From €34

He wraps nature in notes, composes symphonic landscapes, writes the music of the climate problem. American composer John Luther Adams clearly draws his inspiration from nature. From landscapes, snow plains, tundra, deserts and the ocean. 'Ostensibly silence reigns, but if you listen carefully, you hear sound constantly,' Adams himself says of it. Tonight Ralph van Raat, the specialist in newly written piano works, plays the Dutch premiere of Adam's Piano Concerto Prophecies of Stone.

"Ralph van Raat's playing combines powerful projection with a neo-Romantic sensibility, focusing on important details while rarely losing sight of the music's dynamic swell and sweep." -Gramophone


Concertzaal Amare
Spuiplein 150
The Hague, 2511 DG

Phone: 070 88 00 333

John Luther Adams inspires us not only to listen more attentively, but to be more aware of the world in which we live. This … book … should not only be on the shelves of everyone interested in the music of our time but also anyone interested in being alive. -
Frank J. Oteri
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