Newsletter November 2017
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley (English author, 1894 – 1963)
This month you can win a double CD with music by Antonio Vivaldi if you know the correct answer to our competition question.
The CD features l'Estro Armonico - 12 Concertos, opus 3, performed by l'Arte dell'arco led by Federico Guglielmo [Brilliant Classics 5028421946290 / 2 CD]..
The competition question in October was: What sort of rhythms are used in Stark / Linnemann's version of the Piano sonata, opus 58 by Chopin? The correct answer was: African rhythms.
The winner of the double CD Chopin Piano sonatas opus 58 & 65, by the group Stark / Linnemann is Hans van Dalen from Emmen. Congratulations, the prize is on its way!
500th programme Bach ad Infinitum
The 500th programme in our daily series Bach ad Infinitum was broadcast on Friday 3 November. This was an exceptional milestone for several reasons: as well as being the 500th episode, the series also celebrated its 5th anniversary on 5 November, and it was also the final programme with presenter Joop van Zijl.
The 500th episode was a special programme featuring the favourite Bach music of all of the people that are involved in making the programme. Programme maker Govert Jan Bach, Concertzender director Sem de Jongh (who originally conceived the programme), presenter Joop van Zijl, coordinator of our Early Music programmes Irene Stolp and the two technicians responsible for the programmes introduced their favourites and you could listen to excerpts from each of the pieces.
Broadcast: Friday 3 November, 13:00-14:00 CET
Festival of Early Music 2017 in Concertzender Live
On Thursday 9 November we start the broadcasts of the recordings that we made during the Festival of Early Music 2017!
Concertzender Live starts with the recording of a concert by the artist in residence during the festival La Divina Armonia led by Lorenzo Ghielmi and a recording of a concert by Tasto Solo led by Guillermo Pérez. Our recording is of the second concert by La Divina Armonia, which features cantatas, concerti and motets written by German composers/organists from the Early Baroque.
Tasto Solo led by Guillermo Pérez presents a porgramme of music for the young Luther; music from the beginning of the 16th century by Dufay, Desprez, De la Rue and Agricola.
Concert recordings/ festivals: November Music & Le Guess Who?
The Concertzender will again be recording concerts during a number of festivals in November. You can find us in Den Bosch and Utrecht!
We will be at November Music (2 t/m 12 November) in Den Bosch, the festival for new music where we will be recording 14 concerts!
You will also find us at Le Guess Who? in Utrecht. We will be recording the concerts in De Helling on Friday 10 November. We will also be recording the concerts in the programme curated by the drummer Han Bennink. Click here for more information.
More Terra Incognita, more pepper
Terra Incognita has
until now been a monthly programme and was broadcast on a Thursday
evening. From November the frequency of the programme will be increased
to two times each month. The day and time of the broadcasts will also
change, our exploration of small, independent blues, folk and poplabels
can now be heard every 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 22:00 to
‘Relax the ear and discover the Lustre’ is the motto of this programme. Terra Incognita is a journey into the world of the often unknown musicians who are not linked to the large, commercial labels and therefore have the freedom to fully express their creativity. The first programme was broadcast in February this year and to date the series has generally featured down-tempo, atmospheric music from many different genres.
The content of the programmes will be changing.
Acoustic Roots: Trio Qasyon and guests
In November, the Trio Qasyon is our guest in Acoustic Roots, the monthly live programme that is recorded in the atmospheric cellar of the Kargadoor on the Oudegracht in Utrecht.
This ensemble is based around the two young Syrians sisters Jawa en Shaza Manla. They arrived in the Netherlands in July 2015 after travels through Egypt and Turkey. They have since played in many venues in the Netherlands including the Houtfestival in Haarlem, Incubate in Eindhoven, Le Guess Who? in Utrecht, and have appeared in the television programme VPRO Vrije Geluiden.Jawa en Shaza Manla are accompanied in Qasyon by a percussionist. For this concert they will also be joined by the pianist Julian Schneemann and the bassist Camiel Jansen. They will be playing oriental music; both classical and popular Arabic music (including music made popular by Um Kultum).
Introducing: Lennart Williams
Lennart Williams is one of the programme makers that are responsible for the programme Contemporary Music that is broadcast on Friday and Sunday at 17:00 CET.
“I am 22 years old and am currently studying musicology at the University of Amsterdam. My study has primarily concerned the history of classical music with an emphasis on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries (if you can still call that classical music). In addition I am also a musician myself, I play classical and electric guitar. I am still taking lessons in classical guitar, and as an electric guitarist I have been in a number of different bands but am unfortunately without a band at the moment.”
Are you only interested in classical music?
“I try to avoid thinking about music in terms of genres and styles. I am very involved with classical music but I also listen to pop music, in particular rock music, and have been in a band that plays folk music. I enjoy a wide range of music and try stay involved in all of it.”
Grand masters of Indian classical music in a unique performance in Den Haag
On Saturday 18 November 2017 Swapan Chaudhuri and Ken
Zuckerman are performing in Theater a/h Spui in Den Haag. This unique
concert is a premiere in the Netherlands and features two of the grand
masters of Indian classical music. Indian classical music is based on
improvisation and draws the listener into a world of sensitive melodies
and complex rhythms.
Swapan Chaudhuri is one of the world's best players of the tabla. He has been responsible for promoting Indian classical music outside India together with artists such as Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. He is reknowned for the clarity of his sound and his ability to perform the most refined compositions for the tabla. He has also established a reputation outside India with his albums Legacy (1997) and Passing on the Tradition (1998) which were both nominated for Grammy awards.
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