Miniatures

City palace
Miniatures

Miniatures

Beautiful music performed with the Princessehof as a magnificent backdrop

In the concert series Miniatures of Music and Visual Arts, works of art are linked to musical themes. In four videos, musicians perform intimate concert pieces by J.S. Bach and others, with Escher and his birthplace as sources of inspiration. Violinist Tosca Opdam, viola player Dana Zemstov, harpist Petra van der Heide, double bass player James Oesi and accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam perform the music in varying configurations.

In the first of the four-part concert series the musicians will perform Nos. 1, 4, 6, 15 and 8 from Bach’s Two-part Inventions in the Princessehof’s palace room. In the other three videos, viewers can enjoy a selection of compositions by F. Kreisler, Mozart, Bartók and Berio, and others.

 

Miniatures III - Episode 1

Birthplace of M.C. Escher

Tosca Opdam, violin
James Oesi, Double Bass

Miniaturen III - Episode 1

Miniatures III - Episode 2

Spanish influences (Alhambra)

Tosca Opdam, violin
Vincent van Amsterdam, Accordion
Dana Zemtsov, Viola
Petra van der Heide, Harp

Miniatures III - Episode 2

Miniaturen III - Episode 3

Day and night

Tosca Opdam, violin
James Oesi, Double Bass

Miniatures III - Episode 3

Miniaturen III - Episode 4

Leon Keer (three-dimensional interpretation of Escher’s Hol en Bol)

Tosca Opdam, Violin
Dana Zemtsov, Viola
Vincent van Amsterdam, Accordion

Miniatures III - Episode 4

Minitiatures

Tosca Opdam initiated the project in collaboration with the Toscata Foundation, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Teylers Museum in Haarlem, and the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden.
The Miniatures project is supported by the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, the museum’s partners, private donors and the Toscata Foundation.

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