Maarten van der Meiden (born 1973) studied composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (The Netherlands), with Louis Andriessen. His musical pieces are characterized by a documentary style in which he masters to figure out the most subtileREAD MORE
The reason for writing Rondo Arresto was the death of my aunt, who suffered from a hereditary kind of cardiomyopathy, which caused her heart to slowly fail over a ten-year period. She died in August 2011.
The first prelude (Adagietto) is an attempt to create stillness. The second (Allegretto) and third (Morente) preludes tentatively discuss frustration and stress, culminating in a temporary intensifying of these emotions, thus providing some relief.READ MORE