'cross Broadway

Composition

version for solo piano (2005-2006)
9 minutes | no.24bis

Running across Broadway I bumped into Thelonious Monk: it didn’t hurt a bit.

photo: Thelonious Monk (Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris; 20 March 1966) – photographer unknown



Scoring

piano (1 player)

Note: 'cross Broadway also exists in a version for piano and chamber orchestra

solo version commissioned by

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

written for

John Snijders (piano)

dedicated to

Susanna Eastburn

première

23 November 2005
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2005
St Paul’s, Huddersfield (UK)
John Snijders (piano)



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Press

[...]The most notable item [of John Snijders' lunchtime piano recital] was Richard Rijnvos’ jazz-inspired 'cross Broadway, which is due to be incorporated into his forthcoming piano concerto. [...]

John Warnaby, Seen and Heard International, December 2005


[...] Richard Rijnvos' 'cross Broadway for piano solo is a very exciting piece full of textural changes and interesting phrasing. The left hand part is as busy as the right hand. [...]

Joshua Chan (Hong Kong), ISCM, August 2006



Audio fragments

Performance

John Snijders - piano

recorded

27 June 2006
Grasland Studio, Haarlem (Netherlands)
by Justin Billinger & Richard Rijnvos


'cross Broadway

excerpt 1

'cross Broadway

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'cross Broadway

complete work



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