Hosokawa The Raven: Gripping Monodrama

Amsterdam, 26-10-2012 – A heartfelt applause rang out after the last flutterings of Toshio Hosokawa’s monodrama The Raven faded away in the ample acoustics of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ last night. For almost an hour the Swedish mezzo-soprano Charlotte Hellekant and United Instruments of Lucilin had held the audience captivated, under the baton of the young Japanese conductor Kentaro Kawase, a friend of Hosokawa’s. With wonderful precision and subtlety he steered the musicians through this multilayered work.

Read the whole article at http://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2012/10/hosokawa-the-raven-gripping-monodrama/

And here’s my pre concert talk with Charlotte Hellekant: http://soundcloud.com/thea-derks/talk-with-charlotte-hellekant

About theaderks

Thea Derks is a Dutch music journalist, who studied musicology at Amsterdam University. She' specialized in contemporary music and always has an eye open for women composers. In 2014 she wrote the biography of Reinbert de Leeuw and in 2018 she published 'Een os op het dak: moderne muziek na 1900 in vogelvlucht'.
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