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The Last Century

wed 7 jan 2015 12:00 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of composer Gerard Kockelmans who died at the age forty. He was best known by his choral compositions, with or without orchestra. Many of these works were written under commission. His heart, however, was with what he called his ‘free work’. We will listen to this work tonight.

In addition to historical recordings we hear some piano performances by Arno Dieteren and Robert Weirauch that were recorded specifically for this broadcast. The other performers are Ton Verhiel, Suzanne Welters, Matty Rademakers Eric Voncken, Ingrid Kappelle, Vera Best, Hans Scheijen, Jo Huijts, Alice Hendriks, Ans Humblet, Peter Kokkelmans, Tony Ehlen, the Geleens Mannenkoor Mignon and the DSM-orchestra conducted by Piet Stalmeijer.
Gerard Kockelmans
00:00   Announcement by Marijke van Dongen with music from the first saxophone quartet, performed by Ton Verhiel, Suzanne Welters, Matty Rademakers and Eric Voncken.
Album ‘Gerard Kockelmans – Petít Bouquet. WoNo Productions 88650-2.
01:56   Blanc et Noir.
Arno Dieteren, piano.
Private recording, 2015.
06:08   Melopee. Text: Paul van Ostaijen.
Ingrid Kappelle, soprano
Album ‘Gerard Kockelmans – Petít Bouquet. WoNo Productions 88650-2. 
09:38   Drollige Dicta. Text: anonymous.
Hans Scheijen, bass; Jo Huijts piano.
Historical recording.
19:24   Part 1 from Sonate Laus Laetitia
Ton Verhiel, saxophone; Alice Hendriks piano.
Private recording, 2006.
24:27   Petit Bouquet.
Robert Weirauch, piano.
Private recording, 2015.
25:48   Polonaise. Text: Paul van Ostaijen.
Ans Humblet, soprano; Jo Huijts piano.
Album ‘Gerard Kockelmans – Petít Bouquet. WoNo Productions 88650-2.
29:07   Four parts from Sine Nomine.
Arno Dieteren, piano.
Private recording, 2015.
37:16   Plainte d’un Crétien. Text: Jean Racine.
Peter Kokkelmans, tenor; Tony Ehlen, piano.
Historical recording. 
40:14   Sinfonietta. Text Paul van Ostaijen.
Geleens mannenkoor Mignon and DSM-orchestra conducted by Piet Stalmeijer.
Historical recording.
57:26   Part 2 from Sonate Laus Laetitia.
Ton Verhiel, saxophone; Alice Hendriks piano.
Private recording, 2006.

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