UA: 5/1/1986, ‘De Ijsbreker’, Amsterdam, Koen van Slogteren
CD: Aspects of Chamber Music from the Netherlands, (CNM) Vol. 2 (CD 1989) Performer: Ernest Rombout
SESTINA (1976) was composed for the oboist Nico Schaafsma who disappeared on a world-tour shortly after the piece was finished.
It was only ten years later that Schaafsma’s teacher Koen van Slogteren performed the piece for the first time.
Like the flute-piece ‘Atem’, SESTINA unfolds a motive based on name-letters, which consequently is developed in numerous interconnected variations.
You can download the score here: Sestina.pdf