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Newsletter July/August 2016


Oscar WildeReaders, listeners,

“If one plays good music, people don't listen; and if one plays bad music, people don't talk”

Oscar Wilde (Irish writer and poet 1854 -1900)




This month you can win a CD by Erik Bosgraaf and Yuri Honing with the correct answer to our competition question.prijsvraag

The question in our competion in May was:
What were the names of the three cardinals
that supported Händel during his period in Italy? The correct answer was: the cardinals Ottoboni, Phamphili and Colonna. The winner of the Händel CD that was the prize is: Erica Wesseling from Laren. Congratulations!

This month's question

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One more time Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

During the last few months, the Concertzender has been featuring Johann Sebastian Bach's Wohltemperierte Klavier. Geoffrey Madge

In three programmes in our series The piano studio Willem Brons and Annemiek Klijberg presented a detailed anaylsis of the first part of this major work. This was followed by Bach ad Infinitum that featured a new recording of both parts by Geoffrey Madge in their broadcasts in
May and June.

The Concertzender is to take one final look at Geoffrey Madge's version with an analysis of the use of tension and release in each part of the work. On Thursday 4 and 11 August from 19:00 to 22:00 CET we will be broadcasting a recording of both parts interspersed by extracts from the lectures given by Geoffrey Madge before the performances.

Broadcasts: Concertzender Live, Thursday 4 and 11 August, 19:00 - 22:00 CET


Acoustic Roots presents Irena Filippova

The singer and accordionist Irena Filippova is the guest in Acoustic Roots on Friday 8 July 2016. The programme will be recorded live in the intimate cellar of the Kargadoor on the Oudegracht in Utrecht. You are welcome to join us for this recording session!

Irena Filippova

Irena Filippova comes from Saratov, a city in central Russia on the banks of the river Volga. Since her childhood she has been singing
Russian songs and accompanying herself on
the accordion. She graduated from the Conservatorium in Rostov as both a solo
musician and as a conductor and followed
this with a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Theatre programmes

Irena Filippova has been making programmes for the theatre together with Hans
Visser since 2000, these include Here come the Russians, Journey through Russia, Russian woman seeks man!?, Hermitage, Doctor Zhivago and Russian roulette.

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Panorama de Leeuw XXI: Schönberg EnsembleBarbara Sukowa

Thea Derks, the biographer of Reinbert de Leeuw, is tracing his musical career in her series Panorama de Leeuw.

The series has reached 1974, the year in which
the Schönberg Ensemble was formed by the students of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague to prepare for a performance of Pierrot Lunaire
by Arnold Schönberg. Schönberg had composed this revolutionary piece in 1912 for the actress Albertine Zehme. Schönberg introduced a new style of singing in this work called Sprechgesang,
a form somewhere between speech and singing,
in order to avoid the echoing delivery generally associated with classical opera singing.


The Schönberg Ensemble was increasingly successful and performed the piece many times with different singers but Henk Guittart knew
the moment that he heard the German actress Barbara Sukowa singing in a film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder that she was the one that he wanted to perform Pierrot Lunaire.

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Radiodelodio: radioLAB and radioKAST during the Utrecht Uitfeest and the Gaudeamus Muziekweek

The Concertzender is back in September with some more workshops. These workshops give children of 8 years and older the opportunity to make their
own radio programmes. On Sunday 4 September we will be at the Ganzen-
markt in Utrecht during the Utrecht Uitfeest and on 10 September the
radioLAB will be in TivoliVredenburg during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek.

What is involved in making a radio programme? The radioLAB workshops offer the opportunity to introduce and play music and to perform interviews. The workshop focusses on the interviews but also offers the opportunity to hear and discuss some unusual music. You can also choose to work as a recording engineer.

Interview sound artist Dianne Verdonk!

Sound artist Dianne Verdonk is presenting her
new sound object called Bellyhorn during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in September. The participants in the radioLAB workshops will be
able to interview Dianne and ask her questions about her work. And of course you will be able
to experience Bellyhorn and appreciate what it is that makes it so special!

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