Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Ralph Van Raat
BBT Fellowship 2005

Ralph Van Raat - Audio

John Adams: Complete Piano Music

Ralph van Raat piano
Marteen van Veen piano (Hallelujah Junction)

from the CD “John Adams: Complete Piano Music”

8.559285 |

Dutch pianist Ralph van Raat used some of his 2005 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship on a Naxos recording of John Adams’ piano music, the first of a growing number of discs for the label.

“Van Raat made “Phrygian Gates” grippingly sing, breathe naturally, blindingly change colours, fill the space with sonorous sounds and whisper intimately. Breath-taking” (Luister, June 2007).

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Gavin Bryars Piano Concerto

Ralph van Raat piano
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Cappella Amsterdam
Otto Tausk conductor

Courtesy of Dutch Broadcaster NPS |

Scored for the uncommon combination of piano, orchestra and male voice choir, the concerto was commissioned by BBT with Dutch Broadcaster NPS and received its premiere in Utrecht on 19 February 2010, with Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Cappella Amsterdam and conductor Otto Tausk.

This recording was taken the following evening at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam. Naxos has also releasee a recording of the work together with complete piano works of Gavin Bryars, performed by Ralph van Raat.