Contemporary Music

Today’s Music by Today’s Composers.

Intime Briefe.

Our monthly edition around composers who are working in the Netherlands today. With, starting today, a new twist in which the featured composer, who helps compile the programme, adresses a colleague he or she holds dear and on to whom he or she wants to pass on the next broadcast. Hence the subtitle: Intime Briefe (intimate letter), after the string quartet of Leos Janacék.

In this first episode, composer Joost Kleppe adresses colleague Aspasia Nasopoulou.

Joost Kleppe (Amsterdam, 1963) studied composition with Tristan Keuris (1946-1996) at the Utrecht conservatoire. In 1990 he concluded his studies with the Prijs voor Compositie (Prize for Composition), in which his song cycle Winter was honourably mentioned. Ever since, he has been selected several times for an international scholarship. He studied in Hungary (Pépinieres pour Jeunes Artistes 1993), England (International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers 1996 and in Germany (Künstlerhäuser Worpswede 1994 and 2000).

  1. FrédéricChopin. Nocturne op.48 no.1 in C minor. 5’42”
    Earl Wild, piano
  2. Godley & Creme. This sporting life. 7’29”
  3. BélaBartók. Allegro from Sonata for violin and piano. 9’39”
    GidonKremer, violin. Martha Agerich, piano.
  4. Joost Kleppe. Másallá. 9’46”
    Vocaalensemble COQU conducted by YT Nicolai. Pierre Mak, bariton
    Hans Stege, organ and string ensemble conducted by Frank Brakkee.
  5. Joost Kleppe. Hora Tremular. 9’46”
    Dutch Chamber Choir conducted by Peter Dijkstra
  6. Aspasia Nasopoulou. Here and there. 6’37”
    Marijn Korff de Gidts, percussion. Kristján Martinsson, piano. Roberto Genova, saxophone and Antonios Pratsinakis, cello.
  7. Aspasia Nasopoulou. Aero. (bew.JoostKleppe). 1’15”
    String quartet conducted by Esther Torrenga mmv. Annette Schenk, clarinet
  8. Aspasia Nasopoulou. Eudoxia. 4’52”
    Aspasia Nasopoulou, piano.
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