Newsletter April '15
“The most important part of music is not in the notes.”
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
This month you can win a Pentatone cd , containing a performance of Scott Joplins ‘Treemonisha’, if you successully answer the prize question.
Last month's question was: in the Pentatunes programme you heard music by George Antheil. Together with actress Hedy Lamarr he worked on an innovation, which today is very important for example for the mobile network. What was the name of the innovation?
The answer is: ‘frequency hopping’. They called their discovery ‘Secret Communications System’. The winner of the George Antheil cd is Bob van Eijk. Congratulations!
This month's question
April's prize question is as follows: .....
The recorder in ‘Bach ad Infinitum’
From 6th until 17th April ‘Bach ad Infinitum’
It was seen as the instrument of the poor and symbolic of suffering, death and decline. You can hear instrumental works, but also cantatas in which the recorder (one or mostly two) plays a role. On Wednesdays (8th and 15th April) you can hear a soloist portrait of the recorder player Erik Bosgraaf. On Fridays 10th and 17th April the week closes with the debut cd of a new star, the French harpischordist Jean Rondeau.
Readers offer ‘Luister’
‘Luister’ is the Dutch magazine about classical music, with cd and dvd reviews, interviews and audio information.
The Concertzender is offering readers of the newsletter a discount
on a yearly subscription
Send an email to » abonnement@BCM.NL headed Code LSCo and receive ‘Luister’ for
Early Music Festival in ‘Concertzender Live’
In ‘Concertzender Live’ on Thursday 16th April (20:00 – 22:00 CET) our series of recordings from the Utrecht Festival of Early Music 2014 continues with concerts from the Ensemble Vivante and the Ensemble Tourbillon.
The Ensemble Vivante led by
Anne Marie Dragosits presents a programme about Giovanni
Felice Sances. Hij was one of the most influential musicians in the
Viennese court in the 17th century where he worked as the choir master.
The programme shows the many different aspects of his work,
including pieces he wrote
Win tickets for the Matangi Quartet
De Concertzender is giving away free tickets for a lovely concert from the Matangi Quartet
With their glowing playing and slick presentation Maria-Paula,
Daniel, Karsten and Arno are role models for a new generation of
classical music performers. With a serious nod in the direction
CD of the month: ‘Garçon’ by Radicalfashion
Fons Moers (see "Introducing...") has chosen the cd of the month and this is what he has to say about it :
“Maybe it's a bit premature, because I haven't heard all of it yet,
but I have high expectations for ‘Garçon’, the new album by
Radicalfashion from Japan. It will be published in April on the
Japanese label Flau. I've only just discovered their debut cd, ‘Odori’
from 2007, but I was immediately impressed, and I expect nothing
For background information about Radicalfashion go to this link
Radicalfashion's previous album, ‘Odori’, is on Spotify
Micha Hamel and the DoelenKwartet in ‘Concertzender Live’
The cream of present day string quartets were playing during the ‘November Music 2014’.
As well as the Kronos Quartet from America,
Om Tuesday 14th April from 15:00 - 17:00
Vacancy for programme makers Classical Music
The Concertzender's classical music department is looking for one
or more programme makers. Suitable candidates
Concertzender broadcasts exceptional programmes: adventurous
music, unknown composers, inspired performances,
outstanding musicians. One important aspect of our programmes are
broadcasts of our recordings
Introducing … Fons Moers
Fons Moers has been making and presenting programmes for the Concertzender since 2008 that showcase music from the less well-known and the totally unknown regions of pop music.
“I make an hour-long programme
for ‘Pop Art’ once a month that is then broadcast on Wednesday
evening. I come up with an idea
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