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Behind the scenes of the Teylers Museum


Muziek in de aula van Teylers Museum-- Henk Badings: Sonata III for 2 violins in the 31-tone system (1967); Uit "Reeks Kleine Klankstukken" (1954 for 31-tone organ in selected tone systems) / Anton de Beer: Instructive Sonatina (1964 for 31-tone organ) / Hans Kox: Serenade for 2 violins in the 31-tone system (1968) / Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Paduana Lachrimae (16?? for organ in aeolian tuning system) / Giovanni Battista Vitali: Sonata a tre op.2 nr.6 (1667 for 2 violins and bass accompaniment)
Presenting "music in the auditorium of Teylers Museum,

" this gem was privately released by the Huygens-Fokker Foundation Center for Microtonal Music (check out their informative web site which includes a bunch of sample sound files), an organization that aims to support music composed in Adriaan Daniel Fokker's 31-tone system. The Teylers Museum was home to the one-of-a-kind Fokker organ, which allows the creation of custom microtonal scales and is beautifully featured on several tracks played here by Anton de Beer (Ivan Wyschnegradsky and Peter Schat also composed for the organ, built by Fokker in 1950, and in 1970 the company Neonvox created the Archiphone, an electronic instrument modeled after Fokker's organ design). Also performing are Bouw Lemkes and Jeanne Vos. In addition to the modern works, there are a pair of 17th century pieces in unusual tunings.


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