This album was Produced and Recorded by the NativeDSD Team in 2017. It is exclusively available for downloading at NativeDSD Music. Its official release concert was held on March 9, 2018 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The sound of the fortepiano very much suits our modern time,” Frerichs notes. “It is an instrument that connects cultures.” In his new album, “The Contemporary Fortepiano,” he takes the listener on a world tour comprising 15 musical miniatures that each highlight a different aspect of the ensemble.
Rembrandt has a personal style that is driven by content rather than virtuosity. His music invariably carries an artistic message, which is informed by his world travels. This gives his work an additional dimension; Rembrandt integrates elements of Arabic music into a new concept, seamlessly connecting East and West. He feels equally in his element while playing the percussive 18th century fortepiano, a 19th century harmonium or his modern grand piano. With violone player Tony Overwater and percussionist Vinsent Planjer, he forms a unique-sounding trio, whose subtle style is its own trademark.