Newsletter February '15
“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
month's question was: what studies did Michel Laplénie follow before he
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: .....
Broadcast concert ‘Codex Lerma’
On Thursday February 12th, as of 20:00, you can listen to a recording of a
‘Codex Lerma’, a book for wind players, was used at the court of Don
de Sandoval (1552-1625), the first duke of Lerma.
‘Café Zimmermann’ with cello player Viola de Hoog
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
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 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’
The CD could be produced thanks to crowd-
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 Concertzender
and radio producer Guy Livingston
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
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.
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.
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.”
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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