When will it be broadcast? The Concertzender Recordings

tue 30 jul 2019

Symphony orchestras, recitals, festivals, jamsessions, organ concerts: the Concertzender makes more than 200 recordings per year. Enthusiastic visitors often ask our technicians when the concert will be broadcast. Because that differs from concert to concert and we’re dependant on others, that question is not so simple to answer. Shame! But Theo van Soest has come up with a temporary solution which partly solves the problem.

The Concertzender website announces all the recordings  https://www.concertzender.nl/category/concertopnamen/. When we can announce something we add the expected broadcast dates and times.

Regular recordings in the Bimhuis

World music
Diverse podia, including the Houtfestival in Haarlem

Classical Music
(Among others) the Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan het IJ.

Early Music
Many locations, highlight is the Early Music Festival (FOM)

Modern music
Many locations, highlights are the Gaudeamus Festival and November music,

Amateur music
Many locatios, mostly choirs


Meet the producers
There are threee producers: Wijnand de groot, Chris Pit, Kees van de Wiel.Zij look for “appropriate recording technicians” qua affinity, apparatus and travel distance, who can do the live recording and compile a mix thereafter. How complexer the performance , how more work the production requires. Thereafter there are at least a few weeks required to finalise the whole process of production, approval and delivery.

So, the article https://www.concertzender.nl/concertopnamen/ lays out a number of goals:
In general the recording techncian has no fixed idea of a future broadcast date he can refer the listeners to. The url helps to involve listeners more closely with our concert recordings.

What do you think of our concert recordings? And about the the broadcast time in the new programming? Which concerts attract you the most and why? And which concerts should we record more ( or less ) often?

Send your response and suggestions to koen.croese@concertzender.nl.