“Anatomical knowledge is as necessary for love as theory is for music.”
Maurice Chapelan (Frans journalist, 1906-1992)
This month you can win two tickets for a concert by the young star Anna Prohaska if you know the correct answer to our question.
The German soprano Anna Prohaska has built up a big reputation in Germany as soloist at the Staatsoper in Berlin. She’s already sung many tragic heroine roles. She’ll also be doing that during the concert ‘Dido en Cleopatra’ in the Grote Zaal in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Tuesday 27 September at 20:15. She will be accompanied by music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico. See the website of the Concertgebouw for more information about the concert.
Previous competitionThe question in the July/Augustus newsletter
was: Which concerts inspired the CD Hotel Terminus by Erik Bosgraaf and Yuri Honing?
The correct answer is: The Brandenburg
Concertos by J.S. Bach. The winner of the CD Hotel Terminus is: Michael Samson. Congratulations!
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Programme maker Roland Kuit in space
Music by the sonologist-composer Roland Emile Kuit is travelling with the NASA mission OSIRIS-REX to the asteroid Bennu. It is the first time that work by a Dutch composer is part of a space mission.
The NASA satellite sets off to Bennu on 8 September. This asteroid
was formed in the earliest period of our solar system and scientists
expect that molecules that were the first steps
Bach ad Infinitum episode 400
Bach ad Infinitum
reaches another milestone on Friday 23 September at 13:00 CET with the
400th episode! Previous milstones featured the Bach favourites of
programme maker Govert Jan Bach, presenter Joop van Zijl and
coordinator Irene Stolp. This time the selections will be made by the
editor of the programme.
He explains: “The recording of another week
Always the first“The makers of Bach ad Infinitum arrive inconspicuously enough. Benno Wormgoor is always the first every Thursday, because he
needs to do a lot of work before we are ready
to record another week of programmes in the afternoon. Next is Irene Stolp, who is the coordinator for Early Music at the Concertzender and always has lots to do."
The Soundcafé on tour
Every year, the fashionable Swiss skiing
But this year we are going to talk to no-one
Panorama de Leeuw XXI: Schönberg Ensemble (2)
In Panorama de Leeuw on Wednesday
GGuittart exchanged letters with Schönberg's children and visited
them in Los Angeles in 1977. The were so impressed by his
enthousiasm that they gave him a suitcase full of unpublished material.
The violist was determined to perfom
Gaudeamus Music Week: our tips, concert recordings and radioLAB
The Gaudeamus Music Week takes place from September 7 to 11 at various locations in Utrecht. The Gaudeamus Music Week is well respected by admirers of contemporary music. During the festival you can hear the music of today and the music of tomorrow.
The opening concert features Up-Close by Michel van der Aa (the winner of the Gaudeamus Award in 1999). Van der Aa has rejuvenated the cello concert with this multi-disciplinary work which combines his music with film in a unique way. What do we see and what do we hear? Is it music theatre, film music or a video opera? It is without doubt a virtuoso concert for solo cello and string orchestra and an overwhelming multi-media experience. Van der Aa wrote Up-Close for the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and received the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for this work in 2013.
Café Zimmermann: Joachim Eijlander
A new episode of Café Zimmermann, part of our series Bach ad Infinitum, is broadcast on Friday 9 September. The guest in this episode is the Dutch cellist Joachim Eijlander.
Joachim Eijlander plays a 'pasticcio suite'
consisting of parts of the cellosuites by Johann Sebastian Bach and
caprices by the Belgian-
The writer Wim Faas is also our guest. He will talk about his new book 'Alla maniera Italiana', about Bach and the Italian baroque.
This episode of Café Zimmermann was recorded on2 Juli 2016 in the Muzieklokaal in Utrecht.
Broadcast: Friday 9 September, 13:00 - 14:00 CET
Repeat: Friday 16 September, 13:00 - 14:00 CET
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