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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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Between diapers & dishes – the (in)visibility of the female composer

Amsterdam, 8 March 2018. No chance to miss today is women’s day. The media are brimming with articles about the unequal pay for women and their still limited representation in prestigious positions. – In politics, the business world, universities and … Continue reading

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Celestial versus abysmal sounds: Hildegard von Bingen meets Galina Ustvolskaya

In spite of fierce galactic gales, a substantial audience had found its way to the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ on Thursday 23 February. They had good reason to defy the weather warning – code orange – because the Flemish instrumental … Continue reading

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