Meandres is Simeon ten Holt´s final lenghty composition which he completed in 1998. Characteristic are the long-drawn-out lines meandering like rivers through the landscape. At the end of the piece the driving rhythm makes way for a hushed sound cloud in which the melody becomes increasingly tenuous and eventually falls silent. Simeon ten Holt referred to Meandres as his swan song.  

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CD Meandres Rondan Kwartet

Meandres has been written for four pianists, to whom the score refers, from top to bottom, as I, II, III or IV, if need be. However, the score remains an open scenario. 

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