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Lera Auerbach: Lost Paradise Regained

The Russian Lera Auerbach (1973) does not shy away from major challenges. And that is an understatement. Recently she made a big impression with her cycle Goetia 72: in umbra lucis, a setting of the names of 72 demons for … Continue reading

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Conductor Elim Chan: ‘I cannot run away from music’

‘When I was unexpectedly asked to conduct the “Dies Irae” from Verdi’s Requiem , I felt how raw and impactful music could be. I knew at once: this is what I have to do, I can no longer walk away … Continue reading

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Conductor Markus Stenz: ‘Sometimes I feel: now it’s music’.

In 2012 Markus Stenz was appointed chief conductor of the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, based in Hilversum. He conducted both classical masterworks, world premières and lesser known repertoire by Dutch composers, in NTRZaterdagMatinee in Concertgebouw Amsterdam and AVROTROSVrijdagconcert in TivoliVredenburg … Continue reading

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Composer Nana Forte: ‘The human voice has an immense ability to express emotions’

Just out: Een os op het dak: moderne muziek na 1900 in vogelvlucht The Netherlands Radio Choir will première a new piece by the Slovenian composer Nana Forte (1981) on 30 November in Jacobikerk Utrecht. Te Deum laudamus was commissioned … Continue reading

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Karina Canellakis on women in music: ‘Just go ahead & do it!’

Her father was a conductor, yet it didn’t occur to her to follow in his footsteps. Karina Canellakis (New York, 1982) became a professional violinist, studying with Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute. She made a career in chamber music, … Continue reading

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Wat ‘hoorde’ de dove Beethoven? Martijn Padding formuleert een antwoord in Glimpse

Vrijdag 8 december speelt het Residentie Orkest in het AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert Beethovens Tweede Symfonie en het Tweede Vioolconcert van Prokofjev. Een niet direct voor de hand liggende combinatie, maar het cement tussen de opgewekte muziek van de Duitser en de … Continue reading

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Du fond de l’abîme Lili Boulanger: heartrending plea for a glimmer of light

Although Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) is considered one of the most important French composers of the early twentieth century, her music is rarely performed. On Friday 10 November Du fond de l’abîme will sound in AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert. An extraordinary opportunity, because … Continue reading

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Van Baerle Trio speelt ‘Tombeau pour Ton de Leeuw’

‘Zijn composities zijn het resultaat van een fusie van twee in hem levende, tegengestelde krachten. Enerzijds de wil om de in hem levende creatieve energie om te zetten en te kanaliseren in strakke, abstracte klankstructuren, anderzijds de neiging tot directe actie, het … Continue reading

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Otto Ketting: prachtkleuren in The Curious Music that I Hear

Op 13 december 2012 overleed Otto Ketting (1935-2012), een van de belangrijkste Nederlandse componisten van de twintigste eeuw. Bijna precies vier jaar later brengt het AVROTROSVrijdagconcert zijn liederencyclus The Curious Music that I Hear die hij in 2006 componeerde voor het Nieuw … Continue reading

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NL première Viola Concerto James MacMillan

Tomorrow, Friday 2 December, the British violist Lawrence Power will play the Dutch première of the acclaimed Viola Concerto James MacMillan wrote for him in 2013. He’s performing it with the Radio Filharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the young … Continue reading

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