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Robert Groslot : I will come back. Mas, Oliemans, Groslot.
Format : 1 CD Digipack
Total Time : 01:08:03

Recording : 2020-2021
Location : Bruxelles/Lierre
Country : Belgique
Sound : Studio / Stereo

Label : Antarctica
Catalog No. : AR039
EAN : 0608917733921
Price Code : DM019A

Publishing Year : 2022
Release Date : 01/11/2022

Genre : Classical
Robert Groslot (1951-)
I Will Come Back, opéra de chambre d'après le roman d'Adriaan van Dis
Six Poèmes de William Butler Yeats
The Wheel
The Song of Wandering Aengus
To an Isle in the Water
O Do Not Love Too Long
Two songs of a Fool
The Second Coming
The Wheel (reprise)

Héloïse Mas, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Oliemans, baryton
Vlaams Radiokoor
Soloists Brussels Philharmonic
Robert Groslot, direction

I will come back is a chamber opera by Robert Groslot, based on the book I'm coming back (Ik kom terug) by Adriaan van Dis, who also wrote the libretto. In the novel, the son describes his difficult relationship with his mother, with whom Robert has a certain affinity. The chamber opera is accompanied by Six Poems by William Butler Yeats. On this album, Groslot excels in his compositions combining literature and musical grammar. The opera is performed by soloists Héloïse Mas and Thomas Oliemans, accompanied by the Vlaams Radiokoor and Brussels Philharmonic soloists. "Words trigger something in me which subsequently becomes music" Over the past decade, Groslot has primarily been a prolific composer with a unique position in the contemporary music landscape. Groslot eschews the atonal excesses of modernism, deliberately pushing for accessibility to the listener and playing pleasure for the performer, but he never succumbs to the cinematic banality of postmodern music. In the compositions to which this recording is devoted, an extra dimension emerges: Groslot's literary imagination and the intuitive fusing of linguistic and musical grammar which transpire in the chamber opera I will come back and the Six Poems by William Butler Yeats.

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