Concertzender Newsletter June 2011
Are you familiar with our program ‘Wind Vibes’ which we have been airing since Jan. 2011? Read about this program and its maker in this newsletter.
In ‘Introducing’, meet the author of our newsletters, Hieke van Hoogdalem.
The ‘Prize Question’ column offers you yet another opportunity to win a CD if you can correctly answer the prize question. Featuring a CD with works by Korngold.
We wish you pleasant reading!
New program: ‘Wind Vibes’
We have been airing the program ‘Wind Vibes’ since Jan. 2011. This program focuses on music for wind instruments, as the title implies.
‘Wind Vibes’ will be aired:
‘Wind Vibes’ continues in the vein of ‘The Musician,in which the Concertzender previously focused on music for wind orchestras.
Why ‘Wind Vibes’?
Not only the iron-clad repertoire of wind orchestras but also the most contemporary compositions have a great deal to offer the listener. ‘Wind Vibes’ gleans out the best repertoire and places this in a broader musical context.
Introducing…Hieke van Hoogdalem – author newsletters CZ
I came to the CZ via LinkedIn. In Nov. 2009 there were problems at the CZ. An appeal for help was posted on LinkedIn. I came to a meeting about the restart of the CZ and was set to do editorial work. That didn’t happen but half a year later Sem de Jongh (present director of the CZ) called to ask if I would come on board. I joined the editorial department and the newsletter was born.”
Classical music in the blood
I started making music at an early age: I sang in choirs, and between my fourth and fifth year I played violin and recorder. I then turned to cello. I have also studied contrabass and djembe. Basically I love all things music, making it, listening to it and writing about it.
Baroque music and works from the Vienna classical period often peal out of my speakers. Well known compositions, but also works by the lesser known Kraus, Kozeluch and Stamitz. And the string symphonies by Mendelssohn – such marvelously original works!”
Writing and editing, preferably about music
I reviewed CDs for Klassieke Zaken and I occasionally review scores for the FASO to ascertain their suitability for amateur ensembles. I was also editor-in-chief for the online magazine 8WEEKLY. Last but not least, I am the author of the monthly newsletters of the CZ.”
I also love to play in ensembles. I am a member of the Purcell Chamber Orchestra in Amsterdam and have played in, among others, the Arezzo Ensemble in Utrecht and in summer orchestras in the capital city. But because this is rather far from where I live in Oegstgeest, I wanted to play locally. I couldn’t find what I was looking for in Leiden, so together with a friend I started the » Leiden String Orchestra. On May 27, 2011 we gave our first concert. And on the 29th I sang in the small choir of the Missa Scala Aretina, a work for 4 choirs by Francesco Valls which we performed with a project choir and an ensemble during the final concert of the early music festival in Hoorn.”
Answer the following question correctly and you might win a CD!
The right answers:
New prize question
What can you win?
How to win?
We will make available per lottery one CD for those who send in the correct answer. The winner will be announced 14 days after publication of this newsletter via:
This column is made possible by various record labels. They provide the winning CD’s DVD’s and concert tickets. This time the Pentatone label was so generous as to provide us with a CD.
The next Concertzender newsletter will appear in September.
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