Contemporary Music

Today’s music by today’s composers.

Intime Briefe (Intimate Letters).
Our monthly edition on composers working in the Netherlands today, gets a new twist today. The composer featured and who helps compile the programme, adresses a colleague to whom he or she wants to pass on the next broadcast. Hence the subtitle Intime Briefe, after the string quartet of Leos Janacék.
In this first episode, composer Joost Kleppe reaches out to colleague Aspasia Nasopoulou.

Joost Kleppe (Amsterdam, 1963) studied composition under Tristan Keuris (1946-1996) at the Utrecht conservatoire. In 1990 he concluded his study with the Prijs voor Compositie (Award for Composition), at which his songs cycle Winter got a special mention.  Ever since, he has been selected for several international scholarships. With is, he studied at the Pépinieres pour Jeunes Artistes in Hungary in 1993, the International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers in England in 1996, and at the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede in Germany 1994 in 2000.

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

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