Tag Archives: Franz Schubert

How Franz Schubert led Klaas de Vries to neotonal heaven

The music of the Dutch composer Klaas de Vries (1944) combines Stravinskyan clarity with southern sensuality. He cherishes a love for poets like Pablo Neruda and Fernando Pessoa and his work excels in recognizable melodies and rhythms. ‘No matter how … Continue reading

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3e Strijkkwartet Bruno Mantovani: hartverscheurend intiem

On 19 November the German Signum Quartett will give the Dutch première of Bruno Mantovani’s 3rd String Quartet in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam. I spoke about it with violist Xandi van Dijk
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Roelantsboeken: ‘Bestseller Thea Derks “Reinbert de Leeuw” besproken’

Onlangs schreef Riet de Jong een mooie bespreking van mijn biografie Reinbert de Leeuw, mens of melodie voor de website van Boekhandel Roelants in Nijmegen. Onder de titel Bestseller Thea Derks “Reinbert de Leeuw” besproken, zoomt zij nog even in op mijn lezing van … Continue reading

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