Monthly Archives: November 2020

Ekaterina Levental on corona: ‘If need be, I’ll make myself useful in other ways, without looking back in anger’

The financial damage caused by the corona crisis is enormous, and the end is not yet in sight. The Dutch website Theaterkrant assembles the stories behind the figures in their series ‘corona practices’. How do freelancers manage? Do they still … Continue reading

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We’ll never let you down: tribute to legendary cellist Jacqueline Du Pré

In 1987, British cello legend Jacqueline Du Pré succumbed to multiple sclerosis at the age of 42. Although she hadn’t played any concerts for fifteen years, a wave of sadness washed over the world. In her short career she had … Continue reading

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Seung-Won Oh writes Bosch Requiem YeonDo: Korean death ritual in western guise

In 2019 the Greek-Dutch Calliope Tsoupaki composed the Bosch Requiem. For its next edition the Korean-Dutch Seung-Won Oh was asked to compose this traditional kick-off of November Music. The festival was cancelled because of Covid-19, but Oh’s requiem will have … Continue reading

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