Newsletter February 2018
“The only love affair I have ever had is with music.”
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
This month there is no new competition.
The result of last month's competition will be published in the next newsletter.
Last episode of Hummel revisited
Surprise about the beauty of a totally unknown string quartet that was heard on a car radio led to an in-depth study that lasted 3 years, a worldwide search for publications and CDs and 38 hours of radio broadcasts with the title Hummel revisited. Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) was once the most famous composer in Europe, but was forgotten soon after his death.
Programme maker Thijs Bongers did the reasearch and made the programmes, but every series eventually must come to an end. The final programme in the series Hummel Revisited will be broadcast on Tuesday 6 February.The 38th episode looks at the final days of the composer.
Festival of Early Music 2016 and 2017 in Concertzender Live
Concertzender Live on Thursday 8 February is broadcasting two recordings that were made during the Festival of Early Music in 2016 and 2017. Cappella Mariana sings music from the Codex Specialnik and the duo Leila Schayegh and Jörg Halubek perform violin sonatas by JS Bach and Albinoni.
The ensemble Cappella Mariana comes from Prague and their performance of the music from the Codex Specialnik combines singers and soft brass instruments. The Codex Specialnik is a 15th century manuscript from the circles aroud Jan Zelinsky, a radical follower of Jan Hus. The names of the composers remains unknown, but the music is now accepted as part of the European canon.Cappella Mariana is led by the tenor Vojtech Semerád.
Acoustic Roots: Walid Ben Selim and Jaber Fayad
Walid Ben Selim and Jaber Fayad are our guests in Acoustic Roots on Friday 16 February 2018 (21:00-22:00 CET). They will be performing live and will also talk about their music with presenter Karin van den Boogeart.
Singer, poet and freethinker Walid Ben Selim was born in the Moroccan city Casablanca and was active in the local hiphop scene there for a long time. He now lives in France and leads the succesful band N3rdistan. In this band he sings and raps his own texts as well as poetry written by famous Arab poets. Freedom is the timeless subject of these texts and he places them in a musical universe that combines East and West.
Jaber Fayad starting playing the oud, the Arab lute, when he was young. He studied at the Conservatory in Damascus where his studies included the music from Azerbadjan with Askar Ali Akbar, Arab music with Isam Rafei and Turkish music with Ayman Aljesri.
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