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Elena Firsova composes Piano Concerto for Concertgebouw Orchestra: ‘A new work of art brings new life’

On 16 and 17 June, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will present the world premiere of Elena Firsova’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra. She was inspired by a quotation from Boris Pasternak and a motif from Beethoven. I interviewed her for … Continue reading

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Sofia Gubaidulina makes the earth tremble in ‘Der Zorn Gottes’

For Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931), composing is anything but a frivolous affair: every note stems from a deep-rooted belief in man’s connection with the universe. This must be cherished, to protect mankind from degeneration. On Friday 13 May, the Radio … Continue reading

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Mathilde Wantenaar: Lush harmonies in new piece for Dutch Radio Choir

This season NTRZaterdagMatinee makes up for decades of neglecting female composers, featuring well-known names such as Kaija Saariaho and Unsuk Chin next to lesser-known composers such as Calliope Tsoupaki and Kate Whitley. On Saturday 23 March the Dutch Radio Choir … Continue reading

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Sofia Gubaidulina: ‘Artists must fight the trivializing tendencies in society’

Sofia Gubaidulina has become a real audience favourite in the Netherlands. She’s not only regularly featured by ensembles such as Asko|Schoenberg, but also by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and in the broadcasting series of Radio4. The AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert presented the … 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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Holländer im Abgeordentenhaus: ‘Frauen wollen überwältigt werden’

Am 15. März stimmte ein beträchtlicher Teil der Holländer für Thierry Baudet, das Äquivalent von Grab ‘m by the pussy. Baudet meint: ‘Frauen wollen überwältigt werden’, trotzdem gewann er im Wahlkampf 2 Plätze im Abgeordnetenhaus. – Ein schwarzer Tag für die Emanzipation. Darum in … Continue reading

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