Newsletter March 2012
In this month’s newsletter you will read about our new world music series. This month we will cover the history of the famous South American trio: Los Paraguayos.
In March one of the world’s best string quartets will be performing in the Vredenburg concert hall in Utrecht: the Ysaÿe quartet. Concertzender will be recording this concert in order to broadcast it at a later date.
You can also read about two very special uncoming programs featuring early music. One program will takes us on a journey through the world of 17th century English tear jerkers. The other will feature a new CD with world premieres by the unknown composer Schieferdecker.
In our monthly column ‘Introducing...’ meet Peter van Amstel, program maker contemporary music. Peter is a text writer and music journalist. He recently published 2 books about contemporary music.
Last but not least the prize question. If you can come up with the correct answer you could win the latest CD release by the pianist Ivan Ilic.
We wish you happy reading!
New program about the history of the trio Los Paraguayos
Saturday March 3 at 11.00 pm CET Concertzender will start with a new 8 part series, ‘Exitos Musicales’ about the history of Los Paraguayos. This group from Paraguay came to the West 56 years ago. They made South American music and especially music from Paraguay popular. The programs will last one hour and will be dedicated to diverse subjects.
Part 1 is called the ‘Overview’. In this episode we will travel through the entire history of Los Paraguayos wearing 7 mile boots, including their transition from trio to quartet led by by Luis Alberto Del Paraná.
The next episodes will be broadcast on the 1st Saturday of each month from 11.00 – 00.00 CET.
Part 2 will deal with the ‘early trio’, titled ‘The trio’. This part will be bradcast on Saturday April 7.
Concert recording Ysaÿe Kwartet in Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh
One of the world’s best string quartets will perform in the Vredenburg concert hall in Utrecht on March 22. The Ysaÿe Quartet will play works by Brahms, Fauré and Schubert. Concertzender will record the concert and broadcast this at a later date.
The Ysaÿe Quartet has been fascinating their audiences for years with refined interpretations of well known string quartet repertoire, in which their colour and timbre in particular stand out. The quartet was named after the Belgian violin player, conductor and composer, Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931). His musical influence during his own time has remained a source of inspiration for ensueing generations.
Ysaÿe was also a source of inspiration for the 4 French musicians who founded the quarted in 1984. They studied together at the conservatory of Paris. The worked together with Walter Levin of the LaSalle Quartet and later with members of the Amadeus Quartet in Cologne. The Ysaÿe Quartet is famous for their performances of contemporary music.
The Yasÿe Quartet consists of the following French musicians:
Concert Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh
Listen to an exciting performance of ‘Musicalische Concerte’
In 2 episodes of Nuove Musiche we will focus on a unique CD with early music. This CD, titled ‘Musicalische Concerte’, features world premieres of music by Johann Christian Schieferdecker, exquisitely performed by the Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg.
During his time Johann Christian Schieferdecker (1679-1732) was a well known organ player and composer. This contemporary of Bach and Händel was a harpsichordist and composer who was affiliated with the opera in Hamburg. During this period he wrote, among other works, Musicalische Concerte’, a collection of 12 beautiful suites. Schieferdecker was a pupil of Buxtehude. After his work with the opera in Hamburg he followed in Buxtehude’s footsteps as organ player in Lübeck.
The Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg has released 6 suites from ‘Musicalische Concerte’ on CD for the first time. Nuove Musiche will broadcast this special rendition in two parts.
Listen to part 1 in Nuove Musiche on Monday, March 5 from 06.00 to 07.00 pm CET
Part 2 will be broadcast on Monday, March 12.
Prize question – win Ivan Ilic’s brand new CD!
A new CD by the pianist Ivan Ilic will soon be released. This CD features 22 studies of Chopin etudes for the left hand, composed by Leopold Godowsky. If you want to have a chance at winning this interesting CD email us the answer to the question below.
Concertzender asks you the following question: which well known French composer received Leopold Godowsky in his home during a period of 5 years and wanted to adopt him because of his phenomenal talent?
What do you need to do in order to win?
We will determine the winner per lottery. The results will be published 14 days after this newsletter appears on the site via:
De winner of the prize question for February is Sjaak de Heij from Leiden.
This column is made possible by several record labels. They provide us with CD’s, DVD’s and concert tickets.
17e-eeuwse English tear jerkers
In this special edition, ‘Flow my tears’, listen to:
These jewels are sensitively performed by Alfred Deller (in a recording from 1957), Maarten Koningsberger, Jordi Savall and the Ricercar Consort, among others.
‘Flow my tears’ was compiled by our new program maker Leo Folgering.
Peter van Amstel – program maker contemporary music
“Because Concertzender is the only station in Holland which still broadcasts extraordinary music for a select public, I applied for voluntary work. I certainly intend to stay for a while.”
“My background is music theory. After I graduated in 1984 I worked at a university, musea, music venues and music schools. Since the 90’s I have been freelancing. As a journalist I wrote for the Volkskrant newspaper and miscellaneous music magazines. In addition, I wrote program quides, brochures, and business plans for music schools and concert halls.
Love for contemporary and non-western music
In this book, new western and non western music come together nicely, just as they do in the program ‘Leentjebuur’ that I have been making on a monthly basis for Concertzender for one and a half years. Seung Ah Oh is in good company, because almost all the great 20th century composers, from Cage to Stockhausen, thoroughly researched music from other cultures. Often with surprising results.
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