3-CD-BOX - "A Bag of Music" - Henk van Twillert & Tjako van Schie
A Bag of Music
The Duo Van Twillert / Van Schie originates from 1986, were they performed during the first International Saxophone Week organized by the Conservatory of Hilversum, in the Netherlands. The International Saxophone Week continued at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and became a highly artistic event.
Henk van Twillert was teacher of saxophone at the conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam and Tjako van Schie became piano accompanist in the International Saxophone Class of Henk van Twillert.
Together with Fernando Valente (Ŧ 1998), Henk van Twillert opened the Saxophone Class at the Escola Superior de Musica e Artes do Espectáculo - Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto, Portugal in 1999. Of course it didn’t take long for Tjako van Schie to land as well at the airport of Porto to become part of the pedagogue team of the ESMAE. As a duo in teaching and playing they have become inseparable. In the meantime, they visited several countries in Europe, South-America and recently the Dutch Caribbean, performing both in master classes and concerts.
Their desire of sharing and capturing their love for music on CD became a long-term affair and yearly planning started in 2003. The desire stayed for years but the CD didn’t appear… where and how to catch their full bag…? It was the beautiful summer of August 2008 when they did their first recording in Amsterdam for the CD “Vocalise”. It took some years until July 2011 when they went on recording their second CD “Petite Fleur” in Portugal. The third CD “Wonderful World” however, was done the following month accompanied by the smiling sun of Portugal!
On this three cd-box both musicians recorded adaptations of these pieces:
CD 1 "Vocalise"
1 - Die Nacht - Richard Strauss
CD 2 "Petite fleur"
1 - Ave Maria - Astor Piazzolla
CD 3 "Wonderful world"
1 - Summertime - George Gershwin
Ines Soares - soprano voice in cd 2 track 9 and cd 3 track 10
This 3-cd-box is released 29th of september 2011 and available for purchase.