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fri 13 dec 2019 14:00
Today, we start to broadcast a series of live concerts that were recorded by Concertzender on the 2019 Early Music Festival in Utrecht. Lucie Horsch & B’Rock and Tasto Solo will set the ball rolling.
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Works by Eusebius Mandyczewski, Claude Debussy, Edvard Grieg, Erik Satie, Eugène Ysaÿe, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (arr. Francisco Tarrega), Frédéric Chopin (arr. Francisco Tarrega), Gabriel Fauré, Henrik Wieniawski and Hugo Wolf. 07:01 Abend. Eusebius Mandyczewski Dénise Beck, soprano. Christina Baader, mezzo-soprano. Ilia Korol, viola 07:03 Birkelein. Eusebius Mandyczewski Dénise Beck, soprano. 07:06 Bitte. Eusebius Mandyczewski Dénise Beck, soprano. Christina Baader, mezzo-soprano. Christian Lambour, Gert Hecher, piano. Ilia Korol, violin, viola. Lehel Donáth, cello. 07:07 Dem aufgehenden Vollmonde, opus 3 no 1. Eusebius Mandyczewski Christina Baader, mezzo-soprano. Ilia Korol, violin. 07:10 Frühlingslockung. Eusebius Mandyczewski Christina Baader, mezzo-soprano. Ilia Korol, violin. 07:11 Geige und Wind. Eusebius Mandyczewski Christina Baader, mezzo-soprano. Ilia Korol, violin. 07:15 Geleite mich. Eusebius Mandyczewski Christina Baader, mezzo-soprano. 07:17 Maienglöckchen, opus 7 no 3. Eusebius Mandyczewski Christina Baader, mezzo-soprano. 07:20 Images - book 1. Claude Debussy Alain Planès, piano 07:36 Images - book 2. Claude Debussy Alain Planès, piano Edvard Grieg Symfonieorkest van Gothenburg led by Neeme Järvi. 08:08 Gymnopédie 1, 2 & 3. Erik Satie Martin Grudaj, cello. Erik Le Cornu Huele, piano. 08:23 Sonata no 5, in G to Mathieu Crickboom Eugène Ysaÿe Tedi Papavrami, violin. 08:34 Sonata no 6, in E, to Manuel Quiroga Eugène Ysaÿe Tedi Papavrami, violin. 08:41 Lied ohne Worte, opus 19b no 6 Venetianisches Gondellied. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (arr. Francisco Tarrega) Giulio Tampalini, guitar. 08:43 Lied ohne Worte, opus 30 no 6 Venetianisches Gondellied. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (arr. Francisco Tarrega) Giulio Tampalini, guitar. 08:46 Mazurka in a, opus 67 no 4. Frédéric Chopin (arr. Francisco Tarrega) Giulio Tampalini, guitar. 08:49 Mazurka in b, opus 33 no 4. Frédéric Chopin (arr. Francisco Tarrega) Giulio Tampalini, guitar. 08:54 Mazurka in G. Frédéric Chopin (arr. Francisco Tarrega) Giulio Tampalini, guitar. 08:57 Mazurka in gis, opus 33 no 1. Frédéric Chopin (arr. Francisco Tarrega) Giulio Tampalini, guitar. 08:59 8 Pieces brèves opus 84 Gabriel Fauré Jet Röling (piano) 09:19 Vioolconcert no 1, in F sharp, opus 14. Henrik Wieniawski Michael Rabin, violin. Philharmonia Orchestra led by Sir Adrian Boult. 09:42 Nicht langer kann ich singen. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano. 09:44 O wüsstest du, wie viel ich deinentwegen. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano. 09:45 Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett die müden Glieder. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano. 09:47 Sterb' ich, zo hüllt in Blumen meine Glieder. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano. 09:50 Und steht irh früh am Morgen auf. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano. 09:52 Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano. 09:55 Was für ein Lied soll dir gesungen werden. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano. 09:56 Was soll der Zorn, mein Schatz. Hugo Wolf Christoph Prégardien, tenor. Hilko Dumno, piano.
The Concertzender will be covering the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth very broadly and will be broadcasting every work in 2020 at least once. How are we going to do that? It will be a complete mix of genres. We won’t be working chronologically but by category of composition. So we’ll be combining orchestral works with songs, piano sonatas with canons and violin sonatas with arrangements of folksongs.
20th century opera explained: Life with an Idiot, by Alfred Schnittke
It can be done: a recent Russian opera, premiering in Amsterdam. We’re talking about ‘Life with an Idiot’ by Alfred Schnittke. The opera premiered on 13th April 1992 in the Muziektheater Amsterdam. The story is an allegory about Sovjet repression, to a libretto by the Russian writer and essayist Viktor Jerofejev. Schnittke had worked with him before. The première was described as ‘a fusing of contemporary Russian talent, comparable with what Diaghilev achieved 75 years ago with his Ballets Russes’. Nightmarish A summary of the story : The central character is required as a punishment (for what is never clear!) to take and idiot into his house. He chooses Vova, who looks very distinguished but is not very communcative, as his madhouse warder had predicted. At first Vova behaves perfectly, but after a while instances of gluttony start, the library (including the Proust book so beloved of the wife ) gets chopped up and faeces are smeared on wallpaper. After the idiot then jumps into bed with the wife (who gets pregnant and has an abortion) the tables are turned. Finally Vova and the central figure become lovers, Vova beheads the wife with garden shears, leaves the scene untainted and the central figure winds up in the madhouse. An absurd plot, but for Russians pure realism. That’s the way it was for many years in the Soviet Union and even perestrojka and what followed that didn’t change that. So this is in fact an allegory about Russian society. Recommended recording: Alfred Schnittke- Life with an Idiot- world première- Vokaal Ensemble & Rotterdams Filharmonisch orkest conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich with among others Dale Duesing (ik), Teresa Ringholz (wife) and Howard Haskin (Vova)- 1992 Sony Classical. (also to be broadcast during ‘opera in the 20th century: from 1900 to date’ on Tuesday 10th December 2019, 17.00).
Composer of the month: C.Ph.E. Bach
Composer of the month December is Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, second son of Johann Sebastian. Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) worked from 1734 at the university of Frankfurt, where he wrote mostly instrumental music. As experienced musician he knew exactly what good musicians were capable of and the sort of music his boss wanted. At the same time he was a composer who knew the market, which wanted interesting but relatively simple music. Bach was a pragmatist and died wealthy.
Concertzender Newsletter: through that dark night
This month the nights are the longest, especially 21st December. But the Concertzender will get you through the night. From 11.00 Saturday 21st December to Sunday morning 22nd December 00.70 we’re broadcasting a once off wonderful ambient extravaganza night, called Winter Solstice. Our 4 Sunday programme makers will be teaming up! Peter van Cooten (DreamScenes), Bob Rusche (X-Rated and X-Ray), Roel Janssen (Space Exposure) and Harrold Roeland (Sensenta) will be playing, mainly live from the studio, the loveliest quiet music. So lovely you wish you’d be able to push gold old Helios down behind its horizon indefinitely. From dusk till dawn: Concertzender all stars Normally you’d hear these four radio men separately, on Sunday evening. Together they consistently get the best watching, listening and rating numbers! Just this once they’re working intensively together. And yes: there is a timetable for who ( more or less ) does what (probably) when and (around) what time. But of course it’s much more exciting to experience our nightly heroes live, safe and sound, from under the comfort of your very own duvet. Missing would be a sincere embarrassment. So prepare your coffee machine and set your alarm clock to 12/21/23.00!