Shostakovich Waltz No 2 for Flute and Piano
Shostakovich Waltz No 2 for Flute and Piano
Schostakowitsch Dmitri: Second Waltz from “Suite for Variety Orchestra” for flute and piano | UE38024
Arranged for flute and piano by Rien de Reede and Bert Mooiman.
Rien de Reede and Bert Mooiman have arranged this dramatic Russian performance piece for flute and piano.
Shostakovich composed a wide variety of music. His music includes Symphonies, String Quartets, Concertos, Sonatas, Film Music and Jazz inspired pieces. Featured in this album is the very famous Waltz No.2 from his “Suite for Variety Orchestra” .
Familiar to many as the title music to the movie “Eyes Wide Shut”, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2, which is better known as Jazz Suite No. 2, has mysterious qualities that call to mind circus or variety music.
Effective Russian performance piece
Easy arrangement for flute and piano
Famous title music from the film “Eyes Wide Shut”
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was a renowned Russian composer of the 20th century. With a career spanning tumultuous political and artistic eras, Shostakovich’s music captured the essence of his time. His compositions often conveyed a blend of dark humor, irony, and introspection. Shostakovich’s vast array of works includes 15 symphonies, chamber music as well as piano works, six concerti, song cycles, ballets and film music.
Rien de Reede-Flautist
Rien de Reede (1942-) was flautist in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for over thirty years. Before joining the orchestra, he served as co-principal in the Amsterdam Philharmonic and as a freelance solo flute with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he held the position of Professor of Flute and Chamber Music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Throughout his career, Rien de Reede actively participated in various chamber music groups, including the Viotta Ensemble of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Quartetto Amsterdam, a quartet for flute and strings. Notably, he was a key member of the celebrated Netherlands Wind Ensemble for over a decade, touring extensively in the USA, England, and alongside Steve Reich and his musicians.
Rien de Reede’s main interest lies in eighteenth- and twentieth-century music, leading to collaborations with esteemed Dutch composers like Rudolf Escher, Theo Loevendie, and Tristan Keuris, as well as international composers such as Isang Yun, Jean Françaix, Gottfried Michael Koenig, and Per Nørgård. His musical achievements include numerous CD recordings and performances of flute concertos by Vivaldi, Mozart, and Jolivet for Dutch television.
Rien de Reede gives masterclasses in several countries, including Germany, England, Portugal, Italy, and the USA. In recent years, he has been conducting private lessons both in his studio in Tuscany and in Amsterdam.
Rien de Reede’s expertise as a chamber music coach is highly sought after, particularly for works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Stravinski. He has also served as a coach for orchestral wind sections, including the European Union Youth Orchestra and Festival Junger Künstler in Bayreuth. Additionally, he is a respected jury member in flute and wind competitions.
Rien de Reede-Editor
An accomplished editor, Rien de Reede has published numerous volumes of flute music and flute-related books for Amadeus Verlag (Switzerland), Broekmans & Van Poppel, and Knuf (The Netherlands). Among his notable publications are “A Catalogue of Dutch Flute Music” (co-editor: Frans Vester), “Die Flöte in der Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung,” and “Concerning the Flute.”
In recognition of his remarkable contributions, the Italian Flute Society FALAUT awarded him the prestigious “Premio alla Carriera” in Milan in 2009, alongside Rainer Lafin and Wolfgang Schultz. Furthermore, in 2012, the Dutch Flute Society honoured him with the Kuiperprijs for his outstanding achievements in flute playing within The Netherlands.
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