CD Vorsicht, Katharina!Artikelnummer: cr 012
Jan van de Putte has written his solo work “Vorsicht, Katharina!” especially for cellist Katharina Gross. Serbian and Ethiopian music are sources of inspiration. The piece is characterized by its huge timespan and strong emotional charge. Various ornamentation techniques, the synchronisati on of singing and playing as well as its generous duration are aspects of the aforementioned musical traditions that flow into Jan van de Putte’s work. Also Katharina’s voice is brought into play.
Vorsicht, Katharina! draws inspiration from Schopenhauer’s favourite book The Art of Wordly Wisdom by the Spanish Jesuit priest and philosopher Baltasar Gracián, who warns his reader of the capricious aspects of friendship.
Van de Putte about Vorsicht, Katharina!: “An epic piece, a sort of symphony in which different materials develop, penetrate each other, blend and transform. A journey through many worlds, someti mes also ritual…”