In Memoriam: Frans Brüggen (part 2)

sat 20 sep 2014
Theme: Early Music

The second part of our tribute to Frans Brüggen, the conductor and recorder player who died on 13 August 2014, is broadcast on Sunday 14 September from 15.00 to 17.00 CET.


The programme focusses on the early recordings by Frans Brüggen from the 1980s. During this period he was primarily playing baroque music by Georg Philipp Telemann, Arcangelo Corelli, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Johann Sebastian Bach.

The programme also features Frans Brüggen conducting his Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century in a performance of the suite Les Fêtes d'Hébé by Jean-Philippe Rameau.


Special recordings
We have also found some special CDs in our own archive. One with 14th-century music played by Frans Brüggen, Walter van Hauwe and Kees Boeke under the name Little Consort.

There is also a recording from 1977 by the Baroque Ensemble conducted by Frans Brüggen, presumably a precursor to the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. The CD features two Bach cantatas: "Ich habe genug", Cantata BWV 82 and "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen", Cantata BWV 56. The baritone on these recordings is Max van Egmond.



Between the music we will include reminiscences by colleagues, friends and students of Frans Brüggen. These short tributes are included in the September issue of the magazine 'Blokfluitist'.

They include the old students Walter van Hauwe and Kees Boeke, Dirk Vermeulen, Rainer Zipperling and Erik Bosgraaf.



  • Sunday14 September 2014, 15.00 – 17.00 CET
  • Monday 22 September 2014, 11.00 – 13.00 CET (repeat)


Click here for the playlist


Click here to listen to part 1 of our tribute to Frans Brüggen