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October 2016


Hugo Brandt CorstiusReaders, listeners,

“An orchestra: a group of people who have realised that you have fewer problems with music if you make it yourself.”

Piet Grijs (pseudonym of Hugo Brandt Corstius, 1935 – 2014)





This month you can win two tickets for a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis on 11 October. As usual you need to know the correct answer to our question, but this month you also need to be quick, answers must be received
by 5 October at the latest!

On Tuesday 11 October, Het Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw and Cappella
Amsterdam are performing Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in the Grote Zaal
of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. For more informtion visit the site of the Concertgebouw.

Previous competition

Orkest van de achttiende eeuw

Our question in September was: Who was the architect of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam?
The correct answer was Adolf Leonard Van
Gendt. The winners of the tickets for the
concert by Anna Prohaska were Mrs Wolf, the
Smit family and Mrs. Gerald. Congratulations!

This month's question

This month's question is: .....

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Popart: Robert Jan Stips plays SupersisterRobert Jan Stips Plays Supersister

5 July 2015 was a very warm day. Robert
Jan Stips thought so as well. He had agreed
to play on three pianos more of less simul-
taneously at the Beauforthuis in Austerlitz:
a Steinway, a Fazioli and a Bechstein, each
with its own characteristic sound.

The three pianos were arranged in a triangle
and he played complete versions of the first
three LPs by his old band Supersister. The
concert was recorded and was issued on CD
and DVD on 27 March 2016. The concert was performed again when the release took place, and this time the weather was colder but the performance was again warmly received. All of this gave Robert Jan Stips enough reason to look back at his period with Supersister.

An escaped rabbit

Concertzender staff member Paul Lemmens had the opportunity to interview Stips at length about Supersister, their music and the concert on the three pianos.

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Panorama de Leeuw XXI: Schönberg Ensemble (3)Dorothy Dorow

In Panorama de Leeuw on Wednesday 5 October 21:00 CET, Thea Derks again looks
at the Schönberg Ensemble. The Schönberg Ensemble was formed in 1974 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and immediately had a major impact.

The most influential musician in the ensemble was the violist Henk Guittart, a man with a great love of the music of the Second Viennese School around Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern.Dorothy Dorow

He initiated a number of ambitious and acclaimed projects in which the complete chamber music by Schönberg, Webern and Berg was performed. The series of concerts with Webern’s music took place in 1984 and featured the British soprano Dorothy Dorow, a singer who specialised in twelve-tone music. De Leeuw had worked with her earlier at the Royal Conservatory.

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The Soundcafé in New York

Presenter and music journalist Louis Gauthier takes his radio programme The Soundcafé to New York. The Soundcafé is a show about classical music in a modern setting and gives both established musicians and young talent an opportunity to perform. This is the first time that this Dutch radio programme has worked together with programme makers in the US.Louis Gauthier

It is even more special because The Soundcafé
is an independant initiative that is made by and
for young people. In New York The Soundcafé
has been given the opportunity to present Dutch musicians who have already established a name
in the US such as ocomposer Louis Andriessen, violinist Tosca Opdam, composer Ruben Naeff
and opera director Jorinde Keesmaat.

Gauthier: “It is fantastic to be able to make a programme in The Netherland Club, one of
the oldest clubs in the city and just around
the corner from the Radio City Music Hall.”

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