Concertzender in April
If your favourite newsletter had an employee of the month, it would be Emanuel Overbeeke in April 2021. You know him as a tireless producer of the programme Composer of the Month, which we broadcast on weekdays between 4 and 5. Recently, publisher Prominent published Emanuel’s book about the Netherlands and Beethoven. Die Geschöpfe des Emanuels was almost immediately received as a standard work on Ludwig van Beethoven’s reception and performance practice in the Netherlands, who remarkably never made it to the CotM. You can’t have it all. But you can, if you answer the question correctly, you have a chance of winning one of the two signed copies of Beethoven in Nederland. We won’t make it easy because Beethoven was indomitable. For this newsletter, the author and programme maker grants us a one-off glimpse into his working methods and frame of mind. And we have German-Italian music from Russia by Michael Glinka and structural hard bop powerhouses Ben van den Dungen and Jarmo Hogendijk. Listen to the Palace of Nostalgia on 17 April at 8 pm; a full hour of jazzy film music. See you next month!