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Jacques Bank
1943 -
The Netherlands
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J. Bank
Jacques Bank (18/04/1943), a Dutch composer (born in Amsterdam). He studied composition with Ton de Leeuw and Jos Kunst at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he was awarded the Composition Prize in 1974. In 1985 Minutes of Lives for soprano and clarinet quartet was honourably mentioned at the Rostrum of Composers. Bank received the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize of the Amsterdam Arts Fund in 1989 for Requiem voor een levende (1985). In 1992 The piano teacher was awarded a prize in the "International Composers' Competition for mini operas for children" in Warsaw.
Requiem voor een levende
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1985
Musical form:free
Duration:50'
In 1989 the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts awarded Bank the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize for his Requiem voor een levende (Requiem for one of the living), a work which, because of its highly unusual setting - including 9 accordions, 4 saxophones, 3 double basses and choir - and very demanding choir parts, was only premiered four years later.
Author:Jurrien Sligter
Requiem - De Bijlmer opera
Period:21st century
Composed in:2000
Musical form:opera
Text/libretto:Le Corbusier
Duration:4'07''
In memory of:the victims of the airplane-crash on the 4th of October 1992 in De Bijlmer, Amsterdam
Label(s):Composers Voice 110
Requiem is the last part of "De Bijlmer Opera". The cd is a live recording of an opera on the Bijlmermeer, a new estate district of the city of Amsterdam, with lots of high-rise buildings, designed and realised in the 20th century. This opera was produced by Orkest de Volharding and premiered in January 2000 in Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam. Written in memory of the victims of the airplane-crash on the 4th of October 1992 in De Bijlmer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Text by Le Corbusier, pseudonym of Charles Edouard Jeanneret (06/10/1887 - 27/08/1965), a Swiss architect, painter and sculptor. Le Corbusier, the great Swiss architect and city planner is often mistaken as being of French origin. In actuality, he was born on the 6th of October in 1887 as Charles Edouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-fonds, a watch-making city in Switzerland. He pioneered functionalist architecture with the use of reinforced concrete and the concept of a house as a "machine for living." He died in the Mediterranean in 1965.
Author:Herman Ram
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Airplane crash
in "De Bijlmer"
in Amsterdam
Le Corbusier -
C.E. Jeanneret
(text)