~ Composer & Pianist – George Beentjes ~
‘Let these timeless songs of joy and sorrow carry you away into a musical landscape well over a century ago’
“What you have created will comfort and inspire many ... it is a great gift of your soul and I am deeply touched and inspired by it.”
Kimberlee Dray, Violinist
Let me to introduce myself, my name is George Beentjes – Pianist and composer. While traveling to Weimar, the USA and Mexico in spring 2017, the combination of classic poetry, rich in symbolism, and the ever changing landscapes left a profound impression and nourished the inspiration to compose nine songs. After two previous albums based on virtuosity, this album signifies a tremendous shift, a return to the core, tranquility, beauty and grace.
Upon return the pen was put to paper and the project commenced to realize a recording of outstanding quality. Within a forthnight the funds were raised, with active support from Dutch Opera, VSB fonds, and AFK Foundation.
The recordings were supervised by the famous Galaxy Studios in Belgium and the vocals brilliantly executed by the promising young vocalist Christy Luth, a gifted Soprano working on her Masters Degree at Prins Claus Conservatory.