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RALPH VAN RAAT

Ralph van Raat has been fascinated by classical music of the 20th century since the age of 14. Although his repertoire ranges from Bach to Boulez, his primary focus has always been on composers dating from Debussy, Bartók and Ives to present-day masters. His aim is to convince audiences of the immense beauty and diversity of contemporary music through solo recitals, lecture-recitals, concerto performances, album releases and special projects. Van Raat helps audiences identify with modern day composers by adhering to a classical approach: he firmly believes that a strong sense of classical structure as well as a refinement of tone is essential in conveying the logic and poetry of any music.

This has not gone unrecognised: he is the recipient of a substantial number of national and international awards, many composers have written solo works for him, and he has performed over 50 piano concertos with orchestras worldwide, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. His discography comprises over 30 albums. Van Raat is also a frequent speaker and performer on radio and television shows, and teaches at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam when not giving concerts. Van Raat became a Steinway Artist in 2003.

Interview with Ralph van Raat

Opening Doors: Ralph van Raat talks to Jeremy Siepmann

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ADAMS, J.: Piano Music (Complete) Naxos
8.559285
Instrumental
Artist Profile Series - VAN RAAT, Ralph Naxos
8.578026
Interview
BOULEZ, P.: Incises (revised version, 2001) (van Raat) Naxos
9.70294
Instrumental
BRYARS, G.: Piano Concerto, "The Solway Canal" / After Handel's Vesper / Ramble on Cortona (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Tausk) Naxos
8.572570
Concerto, Instrumental
CLASS OF '38 Naxos
8.572087
Instrumental
KOECHLIN, C.: Heures persanes (Les) (van Raat) Naxos
8.572473
Instrumental
LINDBERG, M.: Piano Music (van Raat) - Klavierstuck / Play I / Jubilees / Twine / Etudes Naxos
8.570542
Instrumental
MESSIAEN, O.: Visions de l'Amen / DEBUSSY, C.: En blanc et noir (van Raat, Austbo) Naxos
8.572472
Instrumental
OTTE, H.: Buch der Klange (Das) (The Book of Sounds) (van Raat) Naxos
8.572444
Instrumental
PART, A.: Piano Music - Piano Sonatine / Partita / Lamentate (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Falletta) Naxos
8.572525
Instrumental, Concerto
Piano Music (French) - BOULEZ, P. / DEBUSSY, C. / MESSIAEN, O. / RAVEL, M. (Rare French Piano Music) (van Raat) Naxos
8.573894
Instrumental
RZEWSKI, F.: 4 Piano Pieces / Hard Cuts / The Housewife's Lament (van Raat, Lunapark, Marinissen) Naxos
8.559759
Concerto, Instrumental
RZEWSKI, F.: People United will never be Defeated (The) (van Raat) Naxos
8.559360
Instrumental
STRAVINSKY, I.: Duo concertant / Sonata for 2 Pianos / Requiem Canticles (Frautschi, Denk, Philharmonia Orchestra, Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 12) Naxos
8.557532
Instrumental
STRAVINSKY, I.: Rite of Spring (The) (arr. V. Leyetchkiss for piano) / DEBUSSY, C.: La Mer (arr. L. Garban for piano) (Raat) Naxos
8.573576
Instrumental
TAVENER, J.: Essential John Tavener (The) (5-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.505239
Instrumental
TAVENER, J.: Pratirūpa (version for piano and string orchestra) (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Falletta) Naxos
9.70218
Concerto
TAVENER: Piano Works Naxos
8.570442
Instrumental





 
 
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