Monthly Archives: January 2019

De vlag uit voor ‘Een os op het dak’!

“De welhaast meest onbegrepen muziek in zo’n honderd pagina’s helder en enthousiast uitleggen? Ja dat kan.” Dit schrijft Kees Bals op de website De leesclub van alles. Hij vervolgt: “De vlag mag uit voor dit kort, helder en enthousiasmerend overzicht … Continue reading

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George Benjamin: ‘I appreciate detail and spontaneous incursion’

Just out: ‘Een os op het dak: moderne muzizek na 1900 in vogelvlucht’. Despite VAT increase still available for € 14,95. In 2015 George Benjamin, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, female singers of the Dutch Chamber Choir and countertenor Bejun Mehta … Continue reading

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Early work of Galina Ustvolskaya in Concertgebouw: no ‘lady with the hammer’

On Saturday 12 January Vasily Petrenko conducts the Dutch Radio Philharnonic Orchestra in three works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Ustvolskaya as part of the NTRZaterdagMatinee series in Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Despite their very different backgrounds, there are some similarities. The two … Continue reading

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Rozalie Hirs: ‘A song is no longer poetry, it is music’

Just out: Een os op het dak: moderne muziek na 1900 in vogelvlucht: Rozalie Hirs (1965) is multi-talented. She has made a name for herself as a poet and as a composer. For Dreams of Airs she wrote the poems … Continue reading

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