New cd release! - Obscure Atlas

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Obscure Atlas is the new EP by Trio Basilova | Fridman | Napolov, containing Obscure Atlas СГ-3 by Aart Strootman and a live recording of Microscope by Daniel Wohl.

Trio Basilova | Fridman | Napolov and orchestra – live from the TivoliVredenburg

Droplets II | Live from the Royal Concertgebouw

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It’s May 27, 2020, and we are in the final days of the first national lockdown in which concert life in the Netherlands has come to a complete standstill. That afternoon, the world-renowned Grote Zaal of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is completely empty – except for one percussionist. At that moment, Konstantyn Napolov performs, on only one minuscule gong (a Chinese opera gong with a diameter of 13″, to be precise) that was made in Wuhan, a piece by the Dutch composer Christiaan Richter, titled ‘Droplets II’.


A good response to the spirit of the times, one would say – but no, according to the composer, neither the title of the piece nor the choice for an instrument from the place where the virus first appeared have anything to do with the current Covid19-times and all of this is based on coincidence. In fact, the piece Droplets II is part of Richter’s cycle ‘Droplets’, consisting of four pieces for percussion solo, which was composed in 2017 for Napolov and premiered by him as part of the Gaudeamus Music Week in Utrecht.


The Collectors

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Music for piano and percussion, music that can be more expressive and explosive than any other duo imaginable. The beautiful sonority of a big Fazioli grand piano, combined with the raw force and timbral structure of a giant set of percussion, and even some electronics here and there.
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