Monthly Archives: September 2020

Composer Hanna Kulenty: ‘I assemble emotions’

The Polish-Dutch Hanna Kulenty (Białystok, 1961) writes music that gets under your skin. Whether it concerns early works such as Fourth Circle for violin and piano (1994), the opera Mother of Black-Winged Dreams on the multiple personality syndrome (1995), or … Continue reading

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De Pianist over 3e druk #Reinbertbio: ‘Sprankelend beeld van de muziek uit de 20e eeuw’

De mooie kritieken van de 3e druk van mijn #Reinbertbio en van Slotakkoord: Reinbert de Leeuw 2014-2020 blijven binnenstromen. Al op 25 juni schreef Erik Voermans erover in zijn rubriek ‘Eerste hulp bij klassieke muziek in Het Parool: ‘Wie het boek herleest krijgt … Continue reading

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Gaudeamus at 75: younger than ever

Seventy-five years ago Walter Maas opened the doors of his Villa Gaudeamus in Bilthoven for living composers. – A thank you to the Netherlands for having survived the war in hiding as a German Jew. In 2020 the Gaudeamus Music … Continue reading

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Unsuk Chin: ‘Without an inner conflict I’ll come to nothing’

The music of Unsuk Chin was often performed in the Netherlands by the Nieuw Ensemble and in the radio series NTRZaterdagMatinee. On 24 and 25 September she debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Subito con sforza, a commission. I … Continue reading

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