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Newsletter August '15


SchopenhauerReaders, listeners,

“Music is the melody whose text is the world.”

Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788-1860)





Arnold Schönberg

This month you can win a CD on the
Pentatone label with the arrangement
by Arnold Schönberg of the Piano Quartet
opus 25 by Brahms if you know the correct answer to our competition question.

The question in our competition in June was:
Two works by Alexander Scriabin were per-
formed on 26, 27 and 28 October 1912, by
an orchestra that included Alexander Scriabin himself. The perfomance took place in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the con-
ductor was Willem Mengelberg. Which two
works were performed?

The correct answer was the Piano Concert in
F-sharp minor opus 20 and Prometheus (sym-
phony no. 5) opus 60. The winner of the
Scriabin CD by Mikhail Pletnev is Hugo de Jager. Congratulations!

This month's question

The competition question this month is the following...

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Tomaso AlbinoniComposer of the Month

The composer of the month in August is again Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751).

Albinoni was the child of wealthy parents and
was financially independent and so did not need commissions from the church, unlike may of his contemporaries. He was therefore able to write many operas, concertos and symphonies.

Broadcast: Tuesday 4 August 2015, 18:00 CET





This summer the Concertzender is again making recordings at a number of festivals in the Netherlands.

The Houtfestival in Haarlem and the Peter de Grote Festival in Groningen have already taken place, but you can still meet us at the following festivals:

Grachtenfestival AmsterdamGrachtenfestival Amsterdam

The Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, that takes place from August 14 to August 23, is the big-
gest classical music festival in the Netherlands. The festival aims to bring a wide public into contact with classical music in unexpected ways and in unusual locations and provides a podium
for young talent. From metro stations to rooftop terraces and from the Bijlmerplein to the Buikslotermeerplein – the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam transforms the capital each year into the world's most impressive concert hall.

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CD of the month: Birds Requiem

The CD of the month has been selected by Cobie Ivens (see Introducing...).
She has chosen Birds Requiem (Enja Records) by Dhafer Youssef from 2014 and has the following to say about her choice:

“Dhafer Youssef plays the oud and is a singer and composer. He was born in
Tunisia in 1967 into a simple family from the fishing village of Teboulba, and is descended from a long line of muezzins. The muezzin within the Islamic faith is
the person that calls the faithful to worship with the azan and the iqama. He
therefore performs the same role as the church bells in the Christian faith.Birds Requiem

Dhafer Youssef developed an interest in jazz
at an early age and later moved to Europe to pursue his jazz career. He has made 6 albums, and the latest one is Birds Requiem.”

The album was featured in a programme on the Concertzender on 27 Juni 2015. You can listen
to the programme here.

Dhafer Youssef website: www.dhaferyoussef.com


Trio M-M-M in Acoustic Roots

Acoustic Roots on Friday 21 Augustus faetures the trio M-M-M (Snijders/Os/
Lotz). Thee Concertzender recorded the performance in Kargadoor in Utrecht
on 10 June 2015.
Trio M-M-M

The trio consists of:

  • Marieke Snijders, vocals, piano
  • Mark Alban Lotz, flutes, bansuri
  • Marco van Os, bass

The music made by M-M-M is situated on the border between pop, jazz and country, and the musicians perform an exciting dialogue with each other. The combination of the
flutes played by Mark Alban Lotz and the voice of Marieke Snijders create a special
and atmospheric ambiance. The play their own compositions and songs written by
John Dowland, Sara Siskind, Dolly Parton, Michael Moore and others.

Broadcast: Friday 21 August, 21:00 CET.


Introducing… Cobie IvensCobie Ivens

Cobie Ivens was born in 1946 in Rotterdam. She is a programme maker and the assistant coordinator World Music at the Concert-

“In March 2012 the World Music coordinator Carolien Cleiren advertised a vacancy on the Concertzender website. I had just retired and
the Concertzender was a perfect match with my musical tastes. I started as Carolien's assistant entering new CDs into the database. After a
couple of weeks she asked me to compile the programme Let's Hear It. In January 2013 I was also made responsible for the programme The Early World, and in June 2013 The Night: World Music was added. Occasionaly I was also asked to compile other programmes such as Mariama, World Minerals and The Night: Jazz.”

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The next newsletter from the Concertzender will appear in September.

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