DeLange

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DeLange (1972) is a Dutch neo-romantic composer and pianist who writes primarily for solo piano.


“I strongly feel composers and performers conduct time and space.
They stretch or compress one’s experience of a moment and choose to put
the listener in a tight room or in outer space. Furthermore, composers
are able to capture the raw emotions of life and convert them into
audible images for reminiscing.”



Born and raised in a musical family, Frank DeLange soon grew familiar
with the sound of the great piano composers from the romantic and early
modern era.
All through his childhood his parents endlessly played recordings of the
works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Satie and Debussy and thus introduced
young Frank to the world of Romanticism. DeLange completed his classical
training at the conservatory and started working as a pianist writing
for and accompanying other artists. The urge to capture his emotions of a
life that had always been full and intense led him to work on a
repertoire of his own. He had to turn 46 before he felt his evolution as
a pianist, composer and as a human being was at its crowning point and
he started writing, producing and recording his first album.


DeLange writes in his own distinctive style, best described as
neo-romantic. His work is heavily melodic, somewhat mantric and mainly
to be played with ‘feather touch’ -an expression he likes to use as it
best describes the dynamics of his work.

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