“All music is folk music,
I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.”
(American jazz musician 1901-1971)
This month you can win a CD with compositions by Sylvia Maessen if you can answer our question correctly.The question last month was: What name is given to the Piano sonata D
840 by Franz Schubert? The correct answer was ‘Reliquie’.
is Sonja Clason from Enschede.
She wins a CD by pianist Shai Wosner
with works including the Pianosonate D 850,
issued on the ;Onyx label (Onyx 4073).
This month's question
In which city was the premiere of Sylvia Maessen's reconstruction of
the chamber music versions of Chopin's piano concertos and which
international ensemble gave the performance?
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Acoustic Roots with Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin
Henry and Hannah Martin can be heard in ‘Acoustic
Roots’ on Friday 21 March. They have been playing together as a duo for
more than seven years Last month they were the winners of the 2014
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award
in the category ‘best folk duo’.
Hannah replaced Phillip Henry as the musical partner of Tobias Ben
Jacob. The reason being that Phillip Henry was going to India to study
slide guitar with the virtuoso Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya (see www.debashishbhattacharya.com). On his return, Phillip Henry, Tobias Ben Jacob and Hannah Martin formed
That ended after a while and Phillip and Hannah continued
as a duo.
Phillip and Hannah have developed an entirely personal sound, not only
as a result of their instrumental and vocal talents, but also
of their wonderful texts and beautiful arrangements. Their second CD,
us hear the results of this musical chemistry.
The way in
which Phillip plays slide guitar,
dobro and the
on a solid musical basis. Add Hannah’s violin, viola,
tenor guitaar and banjo and you get a wonderful combination. But it is
particularly Hannah’s voice that makes their sound so special,
although their voices also harmonise very well.
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Special offer for readers of the Concertzender Newsletter
Save €2,50 on the concerts by the ensemble Aventure during the exhibition
‘Van Oostsanen – the first Dutch master’.
concerts take place on Saturday 29 March 2014 in the Oude Kerk in
Amsterdam and on Friday 4 April 2014 in the Stedelijk Museum in
The concert on the 29 March will be recorded by the Concertzender!
1514: In Holland there is music
Aventure, an ensemble for medieval music, performs early 16th century
polyphonic and monastery music associated with the painter Jacob
van Oostsanen (ca. 1475-1533) and his Amsterdam neighbour, the banker
and patron Pompeius Occo.
The Sacramentsmis ‘Ecce Panis Angelorum’
and more polyphony from the Occo Codex
(1515-1517) are played together
with simple monastery songs and music from the citizens
the Hollandse Handschrift Koning.
Vocals: Nancy Mayer, Christopher Kale, João Moreira*/Jon Etxabe Arzuaga**,
Philip Barkhudarov (*Amsterdam/**Alkmaar).
Recorders: Marco Magalhães, Fumitaka Saito, Ita Hijmans.
You can order tickets via email@example.com. Mention the Concertzender Newsletter to get your reduction.
For more information: www.aventure-ensemble.nl and www.vanoostsanen.nl.
CD of the month: Requiem –
The Kilima Hawaiians
Programme maker Henk Braaksma (see ‘Introducing...’) has chosen this month's CD.
selection is the CD/DVD box-set by the legendary Kilima Hawaiians
that was issued
last year (EMI 5099901571929). He was partly
responsible for this exceptional release, which includes unique and
previously unreleased material from his own collection. Henk was
able to use his knowledge of the music
and history of the Dutch
band to make a selection of material from the archives in Hilversum.
This has resulted in a piece of
Dutch music history in music and
that would otherwise have remained forgotten.
Memorial to Paco de Lucia
world famous flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia died on 25 February
the age of 66. Eric Vaarzon Morel , the best-known flamenco guitarist
in the Netherlands has agreed to work together with the Concertzender
on a ‘Tribute to Paco de Lucia’.
Eric will bring along a lot of music from his
own collection, including many old LPs. He
will play this music and use it to explain to
us why Paco de
Lucia was so important for flamenco music and how he modernised
Vaarzon Morel will also bring his guitar and
play some of the music
from Paco de Lucia
live in the studio. In this way, we hope
give a fitting tribute to this important artist.
The programme will be broadcast in ‘Acoustic Roots’ on 14 March from 21:00 to 22:00.
Concertzender Live – Festival of Early Music
In March we will broadcast two programmes in Concertzender Live with concerts from the Festival of Early Music 2013!
On Sunday 9 March you can hear concerts by The
concert by Vox Luminis features the wide range of music that was
composed by Roland
the vocal ensemble
Vox Luminis and the lutist Hopkinson Smith, and on Sunday 23 March
there are performances by the Huelgas Ensemble and Tetraktys.
de Lassus, or Orlando di Lasso as he was also
known. The secular works by the ‘French’
Roland de Lassus and
the ‘Italian’ Orlando di Lasso include both musical gems and bawdy
popular songs. The 11 singers of Vox Luminis
by Masato Suzuki on the harp-
sichord and Jurgen Debruyn
on the lute.
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Henk Braaksma, programme maker for World Music
Henk has been working for the
Concertzender since 1999 and has a
preference for music
from exotic places such as Mexico, Paraguay,
Argentinia, Hawaii, India and Cuba. He also
has another strange habit:
“I have an almost complete collection of the
records by Max Woiski, Maria Zamora
and the Kilima Hawaiians
And I have played in a lot of bands myself,
Argentinian-orientated trio Los Folkloricos to The Honolulu Minstrels,
paid their respects to the music of Hawaii.”
was already ‘addicted’ to world music
long before record companies
it as a marketing term. “Yes, years ago, you
could already listen to music from around the world in this chilly
little country of ours: Malando with the tango, María Zamora who sang
songs from South America and The Kilima Hawaiians who made the
music from Hawaii very popular.
I was crazy about the Hawaiian guitar and eventually learned
to play it very well myself after many years of study. It is a
troublesome instrument to play because of the many different ways in
can be tuned.”
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