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Newsletter November '13


There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

(Albert Schweitzer: physician, theologian, philosopher, musician 1875-1965 )


Then listen to the Concertzender a couple of times a day with a cat on your lap.

In this newsletter you will read more about the music that you (and the cat) will hear in November.



This month you can win a cd with choral works from Richard Strauss, Wagner and Mahler, if you know the correct answer to our question.

prijsvraag novemberOur question in October was: 'Which well-known American was sold a vacuum cleaner by Captain Beefheart?' The correct answer was: Aldous Huxley (although he was born in England, he emigrated to the United States).

The winners are W. de Haan (Utrecht), W. de Bres (Dordrecht), J. Maas (Berkel-Enschot), R. Doesburg (Rotterdam) and W. Verbraeken (België). The cd ‘Selling Hoovers in Mojave’ by
the Rosa Ensemble is on its way to the winners.

This month's question

The question this month is in three parts: Who arranged the choral works by Richard Strauss for a 16-part choir? Which choir did he establish? And who was
his teacher?

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New series on the Concertzender: 100 years of Jazz

Doepfer synthesizerDoes jazz really already exist for 100 years?

Probably even longer, if you include the earliest developments in blues and ragtime. But jazz itself, when did that begin? Maybe in 1917, with the recordings by the Original Dixieland Jass Band? And what is left of jazz after the ’70s and ’80s? Are there still new developments?
A new series of programmes beginning on 5 November (every Tuesday from 17:00 to 18:00) will answer these and many more questions.

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Special offer Vredenburg: Poulenc and the Black Virgin of Rocamadour

Vredenburg, one of our partners, offers readers of the Concertzender newsletter a reduction on the price of the tickets for a selected concert each month. PoulencThis month's concert is the performance of works from Francis Poulenc by the Radio Filhar-
monisch Orkest and the Groot Omroepkoor conducted by James Gaffigan in Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn.

The Frenchman Poulenc had the reputation of a man that enjoyed life. But the sudden death of two of his best friends inspired him to write two moving and emotional choral works: ‘Litanies à la Vierge Noire’ and the ‘Stabat Mater’.

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Jubilee broadcasts: Concertzender 30 years!

30 jaar ConcertzenderThis month is the 30th anniversary of the Concertzender.

Of course, we don't want to let thisoccasion pass unnoticed. We are therefore planning a weekend with special broadcasts involving all the different teams at the Concertzender. We will be inviting colleagues and musicians from past and present to our "living room" studio (well-known from Acoustic Roots). You will hear live concerts, interviews and memorable recordings.

Worth listening to!

The special broadcasts are on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December from 12:00 to 20:00.


Cd of the month: ‘Melk en Honing’ from the Pauni Trio

This month Karin van den Boogaert (see ‘May I introduce myself...’) has chosen the cd of the month.

Pauni TrioKarin: My cd for this month is the new album ‘Melk en Honing’ (Milk and Honey) from the Pauni Trio.
They are three Dutch women who sound as if they come from Bulgaria. They performed songs from their latest cd in the Acoustic Roots programme in October. This cd was made possible by crowd-funding and the Dutch-language songs were inspired by Bulgarian folk-music, songs from the VARA radio programme ‘Onder de groene linde’ and their own experiences. Jan Rot and the young composer Kay Krijnen also contributed to the cd. The songs sound Bulgarian, but as my colleague Hans Meerman discovered after three or four of them: “You can also understand them!”(although this may not be true for all the readers of this newsletter)


Focus: some recommendations for November

As always, there are many gems to be found in the schedules of the Concertzender for November.
Here are some of our recommendations for this month.

Tord GustavsenVredenburg Live: Tord Gustavsen Trio

Pianist Tord Gustavsen and his trio are one of the most important ambassadeurs of Norwegian jazz. The group courageously explores the unique universe that exists between Scandi-
navian folk music and cool jazz. The performance by Gustavsen together with bassist Mats Eilertsen and drummer Jarie Vespestad was part of the series ‘ECM artists in concert’ at the Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh. The recording were made on 17 January 2013.

Broadcast: Tuesday 5 November 19:00 in Vredenburg Live. For more information, refer to the Programme guide


Acoustic Roots

Our guest in Acoustic Roots this month is the
American singer-songwriter Myshkin (named after the main character in Dostojevski's novel ‘The Idiot’). Myshkin plays guitar and has a warm voice, her music is bluesy, folky countrysongs, but also reminiscient of the sound of fado.

Broadcast: Friday 15 November 2013, 21.00-22.00.


May I introduce myself…

Karin van den Boogaert: programme maker Acoustic Roots

Karin van den BoogaertKarin has been working for the Concertzender since October 2012. “I left the Dutch department of the Wereldomroep in May 2012, saying goodbye with a spectacular 24-hour broadcast on radio and tv - the last 10 minutes can still be seen on YouTube. I had worked there for more than 20 years and was devoted to them. I started with radio, but also presented tv-programmes for the satellite channel BVN for 10 years. Although I also made programmes for many other stations (including  Vroege Vogels for the VARA and the Radio 1 Journaal for the NOS) I still treasure my time at the Wereldomroep the most. I could do everything there and learnt so much.”

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