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New CD Rembrandt! by Alon Sariel & Concerto Foscari

Ann Geerts

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This album is Alon Sariel's personal homage to Rembrandt van Rijn, whose 350th date of death is commemorated by the art world in 2019.

As a lutenist, Alon Sariel has been fascinated by the Dutch Golden Age since many years now – perhaps specifically because the musical pearls of this epoch are seldomly performed and certainly are not counted among what is called the standard repertoire for this instrument.

A big part of the CD's programme is originally lute music, since without a doubt, the lute was the most appreciated instrument of the Golden Age. The paintings from these years speak a clear message: Circa 25 per cent of all music images show a lute.

However, Sariel has added some instruments – instruments, which enjoyed great popularity such as the viola da gamba and flutes. Therefore, the lute music in the recording's arrangements becomes even more colourful!.

Moreover, Alon Sariel wanted to create ample space for improvisation, a crucial element of the time's music – and so Concerto Foscari unleashes their imagination as well, having a Rembrandt painting before their eyes.

During rehearsals and recording the musicians often discussed about „colours“, of finding a darker or brighter sound. Musical terminology is often borrowed from the visual world, from the world of images and painting. The moment when painters try to visualise music can be a very intriguing one – as if they wanted to „freeze“ the music and give it eternity, as opposed to a chord on the lute that disappears in a few seconds. It is exactly those painted moments that Alon Sariel wants to breathe new life into with the resources of music and the aim to create the „soundtrack“ of the Golden Age.

Two pieces are recorded here for the first time: Louys de Moy's „L’Italiana & Spagnolet“ and the „Allemande“ by Constantijn Huygens.

Pieces by Emanuel Adriaenssen, Joachim van den Hove, Nicolas Vallet, Johannes Schenck, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Samuel Scheidt, Nicolaus a Kempis, Jacob van Eyck, Carel Hacquart, Louys de Moy, John Bull, Peter Philips, Benedictus a Sancto Josepho, Constantijn Huygens and Adriaen Valerius.

Alon Sariel (lute) &
Concerto Foscari
: Elisabeth Champollion (flute), Fredrik Hildebrand (viola da gamba), Claudius Kamp (flute/dulcian), Paweł Miczka (violin/viola), Leopold Nicolaus (violin)

Concerto Foscari © Sonja Bürmann

Concerto Foscari © Sonja Bürmann

The CD and Booklet “Rembrandt!” are available via the online channels VKJK and Amazon.

World premiere! In February 2020 Kurt Bertels presents the saxophone concertos nrs. 1 & 2 by Paul Gilson, together with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra.

Ann Geerts

This week the Flanders Symphony Orchestra announced its concert calendar for next season.
One of the eye-catchers is the Scheherazade production led by conductor Jan Latham-Koenig.
Kurt Bertels, Flanders' latest youngest saxophone pride, ventures into the virtuoso concertos by Paul Gilson with the necessary dose of guts. On a historic saxophone, moreover: a world first!

Program
A. Liadov | The enchanted more, op. 62
P. Gilson | Saxophone concertos no. 1 & 2
N. Rimsky-Korsakov | Scheherazade, op. 35

More info and performance data

Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy present their CD "Contrastes" !

Ann Geerts

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On their first release for Antarctica Records, cello prodigy Kacper Nowak and his equally talented piano pal Christia Hudziy trace the heritage of Romanticism in postmodern times.

On their debut recording, Nowak and Hudziy impressively demonstrate that there is more to modern music than avant-garde experiments: they make a breathtakingly beautiful case for a conception of 20thcentury music as the product of incessant innovation, but also cyclical rebirth.

Releasedate: October 5th, 2018
Label: Antartica Records
Tracklist:
B. Martinu: Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano
J. Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Cello in e minor, Op. 38
A. Schnittke: Sonata for Cello and Piano

The recordings “Contrastes - Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy” are available via the online channels iTunes, Qobuz and Spotify.

Roeland Hendrikx presents his CD "Dedications" !

Ann Geerts

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With the CD Dedications, Roeland Hendrikx confirms his reputation as one of the leading clarinet players in Belgium.

Together with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Roeland recorded three beautiful clarinet concertos earlier this year.

The album was recorded in April of this year at the legendary Henry Wood Hall in London, under the direction of conductor Martyn Brabbins.

Releasedate: October 5th, 2018
Label: Evil Penguin Classic
Tracklist:
G. Finzi: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra, Op.31
W.A. Mozart: Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622
M. Bruch: Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola with Orchestra, Op. 88

The recordings Dedications - Works for Clarinet & Orchestra are available in hi-res quality via the online channels iTunes and Qobuz.