Newsletter December '15
“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”Albert Schweitzer (theologian, organist, philosopher, doctor, missionary; 1875-1965)
This month you can win a CD with harp
The question in November was: Which version
The correct answer was: the version 1878-1880. The winner was O. Seegers from Purmerend.
This month's question
The question this month is short and to the point: What is an ek?
Composer of the month
The composer of the month in December is Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924).
Fauré was one of the most important composers of his generation. He
is best known for his piano music, chamber music and songs,
Ladies of the tango
The attentive listener to our programme Tango: song of Buenos Aires, that is broadcast on the third Friday evening of the month, will already have noticed that we have started a new series: Ladies of the Tango.
3 of the series is broadcast on 18 December at 22:00 CET.
Programme maker Joep à Campo, who is also the author of the book Tango, lied
“At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century Argentina was the promised land for millions of emigrants, primarily from Southern Europe. This massive transatlantic migration resulted in an excess of men in the country for several decades. The tango was born during this period and this passionate music and dance is the outcome of a society that was dominated by men. Our programme Tango – Song of Buenos Aires looks at the implications for the texts of the tango songs.
Acoustic Roots looks back at 2015
In a special end of year broadcast on 18 December the makers of Acoustic Roots look back on a succesful year in which they welcomed many excellent guests to the programme.
Most of the concerts took place in the Pieternel, a 16th century chapel in the Pieterskerk in Utrecht, but there were also trips to the Winkel van Sinkel for a performance and interview with Daisy Correia and to Theatre De Cargadoor where the Irish band The Young Folks and the trio Snijders/Os/Lotz were the guests.
During this review of Acoustic Roots in 2015 the programme makers Karin, Carolien en Hans are together to present their personal favourites from the year and to look forward to some of the broadcasts planned for next year.
This special broadcast of Acoustic Roots is on Friday 18 December at 21:00 CET.
Early Music: The long journey of Jan Alensoon in L’Esprit Baroque
On Sunday 13 December we're broad-
well as being a lawyer Jan Alensoon (1683 – 1769) was a great lover of
music. So it was only logical that during his cultural journey in
Jan Alensoon was
famous for his unique voice.
Introducing… Wino Penris, programme maker new music
Wino Penris is 56 years old, married to Astrid and father of Renée and
“I studied business studies in Tilburg. As well
Unique radio stations
“Seven years or so ago I wanted to write a series of articles for WoNo Magazine about unique radio stations. The Concertzender was my first priority. My interview with Gusta Korteweg, then director of the Concertzender, took an unexpected direction. Gusta asked me if I wanted to make programmes. ”
CD of the month: Oondert
The CD of the month has been selected
The album was issued last summer and contains melancholy songs that recall the Zeelandic Flanders of old. Wino explains:
“The Blues of Zeelandic Flanders. Musically it is exceptional and is full of the atmosphere of the region. I
can smell the mud flats and can see
Popart honours Frank Zappa
Popart on 2 December is dedicated to the guitar legend Frank Zappa, who, if he were
In a fitting style, the programme consists of an hour-long collage
of Zappa; interviews, sounds,
Broadcast: Thursday 2 December, 22:00 CET. And, afterwards, available on Radio
Highlights of Concertzender Live in December
Which concerts must you not miss in December? Below a small selection of the most noteworthy events on Concertzender Live this month, plus some special broadcasts from last month which you can still hear via Radio on demand.
Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw
No doubt you have been to a concert in
You can hear the breathing of the musician and almost reach out and touch them. That is the magic of the Kleine Zaal. Discover that magic yourself and come and listen to a string quartet, piano recital, piano trio or vocal ensemble. For more information click here.
We are looking for new presenters!
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