Monthly Archives: January 2019

George Benjamin: ‘I appreciate detail and spontaneous incursion’

‘De vlag mag uit voor dit kort, helder en enthousiasmerend overzicht van een rumoerige en vaak te weinig gewaardeerde ruime eeuw muziekgeschiedenis’, schrijft Kees Bals op De leesclub van alles over ‘Een os op het dak’. Ondanks BTW-verhoging ook in … 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 her cycle Dreams of Airs she wrote … Continue reading

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