Worum geht es in dem Projekt?
Among the numerous song recitals my pianist and I have given
through the years, there is one particular recital that brings
together all our love for that art form: Monologe
A recital where music and text flow so homogeneously into each other that it moves you immediately, it matters to you. It seems that the word has chosen its music. A recital about which we know: It has to become a CD, for ourselves and for others, in the hope that they will love it as much as we do.
Our CD is a huge musical journey into what it does to you when you cross the deepest inner borders and you encounter yourself in the monologue. There you find not only the melancholy loneliness of Schubert's songs or the whimsical desperation in the songs of Charles Ives. In Barber's Hermit Songs you find yourself in a convent cell, in quiet harmony with your cat on the sunny windowsill. You stand face to face with the redeeming and agonizing silence of nature in Reutters Empedoklesmonologues. You are Don Quixote who, against the sadness of an insufficient life, loses himself in his own happy fantasy world.
Was sind die Ziele und wer ist die Zielgruppe?
The goal will be to have that amazing music be available through the good "old-fashioned" CD. We will add a good booklet with all the important information about texts, composers, background stories and us. This CD is for us and all of you: our fans, family and friends as well as friends and fans of the performed music.
Warum sollte jemand dieses Projekt unterstützen?
Because its going to be a CD with a meaning. Sometimes in art
song the quality of either the poem or the music can be in
unbalance to eachother and one lifts the other up. In our CD both
are so strong that they intermingle on a scale that makes it very
exciting. We experienced through numerous concerts that this
recital never bores and always moves on a deep emotional level.
I would already donate just to hear that last 2 songs that seem to be soul mates: Ives and Schubert. A match made in heaven?
Was passiert mit dem Geld bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung?
We have a rough overview of the total cost and hope to keep it within a maximum of € 7500 , - The rent of the location and recording master Sebastian Schottke will be the largest expense with around € 5000, followed by the costs for pressing the CD , design and copyrights. The € 3000 which we hope to generate through you and this crowdfunding project we need very much! The remaining amount we will add personally and we hope to earn it back later on CD sales.
Wer steht hinter dem Projekt?
Florian Just (baritone) started his musical education at an early age at the “Dresdner Kreuzchor” and completed his studies at the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Metz with Udo Reinemann. He is regularly performing Bach’s Christmas oratory and passions (Staatskappelle Dresden, Nederlandse Bachvereniging), Brahms‘ Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana. He sang the leading roles in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (HollandOpera), Debussy‘s Pelléas et Mélisande (Opera Transparant), Subotnik’s Jacob’s Room (Bregenz Fesival), Xenakis Oresteia (Teatro San Martin/Buenos Aires and Teatro Argentino/La Plata) and performed in Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici (TeatroSan Martin), and as Enrico in Haydn‘s L‘isola disabitata (Grachtenfestival). With pianist Jan-Paul Grijpink and lutist Israel Golani he forms duos that perform numerous concerts all over the Netherlands. Florian won the „Vriendenkrans“ and press price of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Schubert price of the contest “Schubert and the music of modern times” in Graz, Austria. He took part in master classes of Thomas Hampson, Roger Vignoles and Jard van Nes.
Jan-Paul Grijpink (piano) studied at the conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam where he specialized in Lied accompaniment and opera. Immediately after his studies he worked at Opera Studio Netherlands and the Dutch Touring Opera. Jan-Paul is a coach and part of the musical staff of the National Opera in Amsterdam . Besides this he is employed as a teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam .