peter lieuwen
composer
Acclaim
ASTRAL BLUE for orchestra (2006)

"It is astonishing what this large orchestra, under the direction of Horst Förster, can draw out of the musical score. It begins with an atmospheric harp sound that rubs-off on march-like strings. The B-A-C-H motif is the internal energy that repeatedly gains new strength. Separated violins and violas combine in melodic layers, out of which large blocks are struck. This piece does not become tedious, even when it tries the templates of minimalist music tradition. It is clear, exuberant, booming and is reminiscent of a Jackson Pollock painting."

5/23/2007

CHRISTIAN FANGHANEL, LEIPZIGER VOLKSZEITUNG
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