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Newsletter Easter 2016


The Concertzender has good news for all those who cannot hear enough music at Easter. Of course, there will be a broadcast of the St Matthew Passion in Bach Ad Infinitum. But there is more music for Easter than the St Matthew Passion. This extra newsletter
gives an overview of all the Easter music that can be heard on the Concertzender.


Bach ad Infinitum: the St Matthew PassionJohann Sebastian Bach

Bach's St Matthew Passion in a performance led by the Swiss conductor Rudolf Lutz and featuring the choir of the Bach Stiftung Sankt Gallen.

  • Evangelist: Charles Daniels, tenor
  • Christ: Peter Harvey, bass
  • Joanne Lunn, soprano
  • Margot Oitzinger, alto
  • Wolf Matthias Friedrich, bass
  • J.S. Bach Stiftung, St. Gallen
    conducted by Rudolf Lutz


Wednesday 23 March, 13:00 – 14:00 CET

Thursday 24 March, 13:00 - 14:00 CET

Friday 25 March, 13:00 - 14:00 CET


Concertzender Live: Via Crucis / Le Chemin de la Croix

On 10, 11 and 12 March a series of 3 concerts took place in the Orgelpark in Amsterdam in which 3 different musical interpretations of the Stations of the Cross were performed.The recordings of these concerts are broadcast on 24 and 28 March.

Franz Liszt originally wrote Via Crucis for mixed choir and soloists accompanied by piano or organ. He himself later made a piano transcription which can also be
played on the organ. Willem Brons played this piano version before the interval in
a programme which also included works by Bach and Beethoven. In Pianoatelier on
7th April (14:00 - 15:00 CET) he'll discuss the work together with Annemiek Klijberg.

Marcel Dupré chose for a full organ version and this was played on 11th March.
Dupré didn't actually call his piece Via Crucis, but chose the French Le Chemin de la Croix. Just like Liszt, Dupré follows the 14 stations of the walk with the Cross. Ben
van Oosten plays this on the organ.

Marcel DupréIn Concertzender Live on Thurday 24 March you can listen to:

  1. Franz Liszt - Via Crucis
    Willem Brons, piano
  2. Marcel Dupré - Le Chemin de la Croix
    Ben van Oosten, organ

Recording engineer: Bert van Dijk.


Concertzender Live, Thursday 24 March 20:00 - 22:00 CET


Concertzender Live: Exercitium Santae Viae Crucis

For the last concert in the series about the Stations of the Cross in the Orgelpark, Andries van Rossem (Arnhem, 1957) was asked to compose a
new work. In Concertzender Live you can hear the première of his Exercitium Santae Viae Crucis (2016)
.Andries van Rossum

  • Andries van Rossem - Exercitium Santae Viae Crucis (commission Orgelpark Amsterdam)
    Consensus Vocalis led by Klaas Stok;
    Erwin Wiersinga, organ.
Recording engineer: Bert van Dijk


Concertzender Live, Monday 28 March
20:00 - 22:00 CET


Concertzender Live: St Mark Passion

In Concertzender Live on Good Friday, 25 March 19:00 – 21:00 CET, we are broadcasting a reconstruction by Jörn Boysen of Bach’s St Marks Passion.
The performance by Cantus Thuringia and Musica Poëtica took place in the Lutheran Church in The Hague in early March 2016.
Musica Poetica

According to his son Carl Philipp Emanuel,
Johann Sebastian Bach composed five passions. Unfortunately three of these have been lost and only the St Matthew Passion and the St John Passion are still known by the general public.

There was however also a St Mark Passion.
The libretto for this passion was included in Picanders Ernstschertzhaffte und Satÿrische Gedichte. Some of the music could also be reconstructed, but the music for the recitatives, several of the chorales and one of the aria’s was lost completely.

In 2010 the organisation Musica Antica da Camera commissioned Jörn Boysen to compose new music for these missing parts. The complete passion has since been performed all over the world.

The German press wrote: “Finally a more convincing alternative to the earlier reconstructions. It even compares favourably with Bach’s St Matthew Passion and
St John Passion

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