©Hendrik Bouman, Sonata Garuda

in F major mvt. III - presto

dedicatee - my son Splendor

Music - 18th Century Preclassical style

Composer - Hendrik Bouman

Performer - Hendrik Bouman

World Première - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France 2015

Recorded - ‘live’ in the Église de St.-Jean,

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France 2015

Harpsichord - designed and built by Hendrik Bouman

Video Sonata Garuda ARYA-©Hendrik Bouman

CD 5th Notebook for Anna  ARYA


©Hendrik Bouman, Sonata Garuda

en Fa majeur - mvt. III - presto

dedicatee - mon fils Splendor

Musique - style préclassique du XVIIIe siècle

Compositeur - Hendrik Bouman

Interprète - Hendrik Bouman

Première mondiale - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France 2015

Enregistré - en concert dans l’Église de St.-Jean,

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France 

Clavecin - conçu et fabriqué par Hendrik Bouman

Video Sonata Garuda ARYA-©Hendrik Bouman

CD 5th Notebook for Anna  ARYA

Hendrik Bouman on his Compositions

“During my multiple visits to India since 1983, I have become gradually acquainted with the Hindu pantheon. My son Splendor, when he was young, had an interesting encounter with Garuda, the bird god - comparable to an angel - who had saved him from a very nasty fall. Now my son is an airline pilot, flies himself through the skies; coincidence?

I had composed the music of Garuda, dedicated to my flying son, initially as a string trio for the German ensemble Les Adieux. For that group, which specialises in the preclassical and classical period, I wanted to obtain a result that in form, language and expression had a close kinship with the music of Joseph Haydn with whom I sense a profound affinity.

Seven years later, when playing through the score, I was surprised by how effectively its rendering was on the harpsichord. The dynamic first movement is a story of evocative gestures, whereas the second movement is a Tempo di Minuetto.

I composed the Finale in a rondo form. Its recurring refrain, which in most rondos has a soothing working, is here of a more restless nature and of an invigorating folksy spirit.”

Hendrik Bouman, Pondichéry, 2017

Sonata Garuda III in A major composed and performed by ©Hendrik Bouman

Uploading the video may take 20 seconds

Le téléchargement peut prendre 20 secondes