Newsletter June '15
“Music is the can opener of your soul.”
Henry Miller, American author (1891-1980)
This month you can win a CD of the label Pentatone with performances of Symphony No 1 and the ‘Poem of Ecstasy’ by Alexander Scriabin if you know the answer to the question.
Last month the question was: In the first part of the seventh
symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich the composer quotes another piece
of his own music. Which piece is that? The correct answer was: His
opera ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District’. The winner
is Tessa Heeroma from Amsterdam. The CD with music of Shostakovich
This month's question
June's prize question is: .....
‘Concertzender Live’: Les Flamboyants, Per Sonat and Ricercar Consort
Thursday 11 June (20.00-22.00) in ‘Concert-
During the concert of Les Flamboyants renais-
Per Sonat, conducted by Sabine Lutzenberger, also performs
renaissance music but around
Jew's harp workshop in Amersfoort
The Jew's harp is a small plucked instrument which is being
played in many music genres: from folk music, classical music and
contemporary dance music
The Jew's harp is found in Italy, Austria, Norway, Russia, the
United States and Indonesia. Each continent has its own Jew's harp
Night of the Jew's harp
A few years ago Jew's harp player Danibal already composed a ‘Night of the Jew's harp’ for the Concertzender and we are trying to get him to prepare a sequel to this.
CD of the month: ‘The Complete Alpha Recordings’
The CD of the month was chosen by Louke Helle (see 'Introducing...')
Her explanation on this choice: “I chose a not very recent but a very beautiful collection: ‘The Complete Alpha Recordings’ by the Ensemble L’Arpeggiata conducted by Christina Pluhar. This is a collection box with six CDs full of beautiful music. Especially the number ‘Homo fugit velut umbra’ still moves me deeply.”
Last year a selection of this box was broad-
The Young Folk in ‘Acoustic Roots’
In June the Irish folk band The Young Folk will perform in the Pieternel of the Pieterskerk in Utrecht. The recording is private so without an audience and will be broadcasted on 19 June from 21.00 till 22.00.
The Young Folk is an Irish band formed around singer, guitarist and songwriter Anthony Furey. As the son of George Furey who was part of the famous band the Furey Brothers, he comes from a musical family. Anthony Furey not only has a talent for composing but also a beautiful voice. And he sure isn't the only one of the band who can sing; in several songs the voices of the band melt together in beautiful harmonies.
‘Café Zimmermann’ with Henk van Zonneveld
In a new episode of ‘Café Zimmermann’, in which we receive guests with a passion for Bach, our guest is harpsichord player, organ player, teacher and conductor Henk van Zonneveld. He will crack a Bach code for us.
According to many the masterwork of Bach is his last keyboard
work: ‘Die Kunst der
Introducing… Louke Helle, assistant secretary
Louke Helle is 64 years old. She ended up at the secretariat
of the Concertzender via the Amsterdam Vrijwilligerscentrale (a centre
“My work is diverse. I enter new CDs in the database and I check if
old CDs have been entered correctly. Especially the number of
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