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Newsletter February '15


Readers, listeners,

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

Aldous Huxley (English novelist 1894-1963)



This month you can win a CD with two Beethoven symphonies if you know
the answer to our question.prijsvraag

Last month's question was: what studies did Michel Laplénie follow before he devoted himself
to singing? And in which orchestra did he start?

The correct answer is: Laplénie studied violin
and German. He played in the orchestra Les
Arts Florissants. The happy winner is: G. Quee. Congratulations!

This month's question

February's question is: .....

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Broadcast concert ‘Codex Lerma

On Thursday February 12th, as of 20:00, you can listen to a recording of a
very special concert
in ‘Concertzender Live’, which was held last December
in St. Peter's Church in Utrecht. You will hear music from an old Spanish
music book: the ‘Codex Lerma’, performed by Capella Sancta Maria led by
Enrique López-Codex LermaCortón and winds ensemble
La Caravaggia.

The ‘Codex Lerma’, a book for wind players, was used at the court of Don Francisco Gómez de Sandoval (1552-1625), the first duke of Lerma.
For a long time the book was gathering dust in
a church in the little Spanish town, until musico-
logist Maarten Vente from Utrecht noticed the book in the 1950s.

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‘Café Zimmermann’ with cello player Viola de HoogCafe Zimmermann

On January 24th, we recorded the programme ‘Café Zimmermann’ in the attractive Dean's Chapel of St. Peter's Church in Utrecht, with special guest cello player Viola de Hoog.

The compilation of ‘Café Zimmermann’ is done
by the programme makers of ‘Bach Ad Infinitum’ and consists of live music and interviews with musicians about their fascination for the music
of J.S. Bach.

This episode's guest, first-class cello player Viola de Hoog, recently published a new CD which contains six cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach. In ‘Café Zimmermann’ she will explain the genesis of Bach's cello suites not just by playing pieces of the cycle, but also by clarifying the context in which the work originated.

Broadcast: Sunday February 1st, 2015, 16:00 - 17:00.

Broadcast: Friday February 6th, 2015, 13:00 - 14:00.


cd van de maandCD of the month: ‘Songs of Clarity’

This month's CD has been selected by Beatrijs Vissers (see: ‘Introducing...’).

Beatrijs chose the album ‘Songs of Clarity’
(2014) by soprano Klaartje van Veldhoven
and the Amstel Quartet. Together with the saxophone quartet, Klaartje sings songs of
Purcell and Byrd on ‘Songs of Clarity’
(Harmonia Mundi KV 2014-2).

The CD could be produced thanks to crowd-
funding. Klaartje explains about her project
on voordekunst.nl.

Caution: donating to this project is not possible anymore!

The Concertzender has broadcasted a programme about this CD, which you can replay via this link.


New programmes at the ConcertzenderRoute 66

‘American Highways

Musician and radio producer Guy Livingston
takes the listener on a journey along 20th-
century American music, every Friday between 18:00 and 19:00. ‘American Highways’ started
on January 16th, 2015. You can listen to the episodes broadcasted until now:

16 January 2015: The symphonic music by Henry Cowell

23 January 2015: Ballet Méchanique by George Antheil

30 January 2015: Mark Rothko: Silence and Solitude

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New scheme: make way for ‘Concertzender Live’!

Probably you will have noticed: on January 15th, the Concertzender adjusted the broadcasting scheme. It may very well be that your favourite programmes and music streams can now be found on another location on the radio.

We have informed you about the main changes by social media and on our website. A scheme has been made for you, where you can find the various music styles with help of the different colours. These changes have been made to make way for our main mission: the recording and broadcasting of concerts in the Netherlands. radio scheme 2015
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Introducing …

Beatrijs Vissers, programme maker Early Music

“I will be making programmes for the Concertzender's editorial team Early Music, for example ‘Documento’ (a topical programme with comparatively more text), ‘Early Delights’ (exploring Early Music) or ‘Nuove Musiche’ (a programme which highlights one or more new CDs). The thing I like the most is to elaborate on an idea and to collect music based on that idea.”Beatrijs Vissers

Studies musicology

“I am very familiar with the Concertzender, having worked there before, from 1991 to 2003. I started off as a volunteer and later on I had a permanent position. I was producer and editor
of Early Music and Classical Music. At that time
I worked with other volunteers to design and programme two evenings a week. Besides that
I produced separate programmes and I also
made a daily Bach programme. Or was it a weekly programme? I don't exactly remember. But it was great fun doing it and I keep very good memories of that period. I came to the Concertzender after my studies Musicology,
upon recommendation of a fellow student. Right from the beginning I felt very much at home at the Concertzender. The organisational structure was entirely horizontal, it was a cheerful and creative gang now and then. Most of the time, the people could get along with
each other very well. It was a very pleasant atmosphere.”

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