Joep Franssens

Discography


Harmony of the Spheres ( new recording)

In 2011, nine years after the first recording of this piece, time had come for a 2nd one, recorded at the beautiful Pieterskerk in Utrecht!

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Minimal Piano Collection Vol. X-XX (11CD)

The music is harmonically rich and densely written—one senses that the air is filled with the ringing of bells of many sizes. Franssens’ harmonies owe as much to popular music as they do to classical music, creating an almost heavenly sensation.

Roaring Rotterdam, Harmony of the Spheres - part 1, Magnificat

The music is highly listenable and appealing, accessible, emotional and exciting. The present disc assembles three of his most successful recent large-scale works

Echo's, Phasing, Sanctus

The compositions of Joep Franssens are united by their rich tones and beauty. His spiritual style, touches the listener deeply and emotionally....

Dwaallicht, Taking the Waters, Winter Child

'Dwaallicht' captures the spirit of twilight, holding its hushed tones like and eternal breath. By contrast, the polyphonous 'Taking the Waters' portrays waves and currents of a more aquatic environment. Both portray natural beauty, frozen in time.

Harmony of the Spheres

The Harmony of the Spheres cycle, which took seven years to complete, is Franssens' masterpiece, an attestion of his world view, the confirmation and expression of his mystical understanding of nature, which was possible only after he distanced himself...

straight lines

The last work is The Straight Line, by Joep Franssens, which also serves as the source of the title of this CD. It is a moving and fascinating piece with an active background part and melodies that immediately attract your attention with natural beauty..

Festival Nieuwe Rotterdamse muziek


For future release/broadcast

 

Harmony of the Spheres
BBC Singers conducted by Stephen Betteridge
Harmony of the Spheres

 

Solo for Flute
Jos Zwaanenburg
Solo for Flute

 

Old Songs, new Songs
Margaret Krill en Nicolette Heerema, pianos
Old Songs, new Songs

 

Magnificat
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and het Groot Omroepkoor conducted by Tonu Kaljuste
Magnificat

 

Roaring Rotterdam
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest conducted by Gerd Albrecht
Roaring Rotterdam

 

Harmony of the Spheres
Latvian National State Choir conducted by Maris Sirmais
Harmony of the Spheres

 

Solo for Flute
Eleonore Pameijer
Solo for Flute

 

The straight Line
Aurelia Saxofoon Kwartet
The straight Line

 



Background photo by Saskia Vleugel