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CORNELIS DE BONDT

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cornelis de bondt

Period

09-12-1953 - current

Genre

componist, contemporary classical music

Cornelis de Bondt

Cornelis de Bondt is not afraid of large gestures. His composition 'Bloed' (1997-2001) is about the traumatic consequences of war passed down from father to son. In other works, such as the piano concerto 'Die wahre Art' (2000) and the cycle 'Het gebroken oor' [The Broken Ear, 1984] he turns ...
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componist

Mentioned in the biography of

1978   Gerard Bouwhuis
1999   Gerard Bouwhuis
2005   Egidius Kwartet

Biography Cornelis de Bondt

Cornelis de Bondt is not afraid of large gestures. His composition 'Bloed' (1997-2001) is about the traumatic consequences of war passed down from father to son. In other works, such as the piano concerto 'Die wahre Art' (2000) and the cycle 'Het gebroken oor' [The Broken Ear, 1984] he turns his imagination loose on Western music history. De Bondt quotes historical works, placing them in a new context, thus placing music history itself under the microscope. The title 'Die wahre Ar't is an allusion to a book by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in which he teaches techniques for conveying emotions on the harpsichord. It is a paradox that appeals directly to the composer. In De Bondt’s music, technique and emotion enter into an always uneasy, freakish union. But then, listening is not meant to be easy.

1953 - 1984

Cornelis de Bondt is born on December 9 in The Hague. He studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he has music theory lessons with Hein Kien, Ineke Kien-Vermaas and Diderik Wagenaar, and studies composition with Jan van Vlijmen, Louis Andriessen and others. Upon completing his studies, he is awarded the Prize for Composition.

Diderik Wagenaar Jan van Vlijmen Louis Andriessen

1985

'De deuren gesloten' [The Doors Closed] is premiered at the Holland Festival. It is the second part of the cycle 'Het gebroken oor' [The Broken Ear].

1988

cornelis de bondt Cornelis de Bondt begins teaching music theory at the Royal Conservatory. 'Grand Hotel', the last part of 'Het gebroken oor', is premiered by the pianist Gerard Bouwhuis, to whom it is dedicated.

Gerard Bouwhuis

2000

The piano concerto 'Die wahre Art' is premiered on May 6 by Gerard Bouwhuis at the Vredenburg Music Centre in Utrecht.

2001 - 2002

De Bondt gives a master class in Canada. He composes 'Gli toccha la mano' (2002) for Orkest De Volharding and the Icebreaker ensemble.

Orkest de Volharding

2006

Cornelis de Bondt begins teaching composition at the Royal Conservatory. He composes the two-part 'Quene Note', for orchestra, which is performed by the Netherlands Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jurjen Hempel.

2010

On February 19, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, conducted by Otto Tausk, premieres 'Gran Sinfonia – Il tempo giusto' at Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht.

Discography Cornelis de Bondt

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