July 2010

soccer in the Concertgebouw + big steel instruments on traffic circles

July 31, 2010 03:55

While ordening my home I found this photo in a newspaper in 2003 where a national soccerplayer played during his retirement in the Concertgebouw. All chairs out of the hall and articificial grass in it.

I was on a conservatoryexam of a harpplayer. She had made photo's of herself with a big harp on a traffic circle in Capelle on the IJssel near Rotterdam in the composerarea (You can see Gounod on a photo in the Gounodstreet= Goudnodstraat). I asked where she took those photo's and made more photo's of a trumput, guitar, 4 desks and the violinkey in front of the 5 lines and a violinist and a cello on an electrical house.

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LVOV, Alexei Fyodorovich (1799-1870) violin concerto

July 29, 2010 15:51

The unknown Russian composer Alexei Fyodorovich LVOV (1799-1870) wrote a violin concerto. Some people get associations with Paganini, others with Rode etudes:


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Max REGER (1873-1916) violin concerto

July 27, 2010 08:45

The German composer Max REGER (1873-1916) is perhaps more well known of its organ compositions, but he also wrote a long (too long and dull?) violin concerto. I needed 6 movies for the 54 minutes:

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Willem Kes (1856-1934) Charakteristische Tanzweisen op.3 for violin (Emmy Storms) + piano (Vera Kooper)

July 20, 2010 11:51

Willem Kes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Kes (1856-1934) was a composer and the 1th conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Here his Charakteristische Tanzweisen op.3 for  violin + piano by
Emmy Storms violin + Vera Kooper piano. This is a life version of the 2th round of the National violin competition Oskar Back 2009 in the Netherlands. Emmy Storms ended later as 3th in the final and copied her cd of that round for me because this piece has never been released on cd, because the composer is quite obscure, even in Holland. But a good thing they promote him by forcing the candidates to play this piece. With reason forgotten? (perhaps you consider this piece 2th rank?)

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Korngold violin concerto

July 19, 2010 09:19

The moviecomposer (Robin Hood) Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) wrote a beautiful and populair violin concerto:

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Nikolay RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Concert Fantasy violin+orchestra op.33 (1866-1867)

July 16, 2010 07:32

The Russian composer Nikolay RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, (1844-1908) wrote his Concert  Fantasy for violin + orchestra op.33 in 1866-1867. Here with the score although the intonation in the beginning is not perfect:


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Philip Glass (1937) violin concerto (1987)

July 12, 2010 14:08

I have played the violin concert of Philip Glass with national competition winner Sonja van Beek and an amateur orchestra in 2005. This minimal music with a lot of rehearsals (boring?) is easier to understand and accessible than atonal music of (Schoen)Berg. Also the composers Reich and Adams wrote minimal music.

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Henri Daniel van Goudoever (1898-1977) cello concerto by Mariëtte Landheer

July 6, 2010 11:19

Last year I played with amateurprojectorchestra Intermezzo Rotterdam the celloconcerto of Henri Daniel van Goudoever (1898-1977). A familymember of Goudoever had discovered a manuscript in a musiclibrary and made better readable music of it. Another member, Mariëtte Landheer played cello and arranged an amateurorchestre to pla the piece. In 1922 it was world premierd by the National Symphony Orchestra in New York and also the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam had played it. Than it was for 90 years in a archive. I got recently the cd and copied the solopart of the soloist:

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Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) violin concerto

July 1, 2010 07:20

Here Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) violin concerto. Just like Berg vc non-tonal, non-ritmical, non- melodic, non-musical? It makes me think of a frustrated pupil who has problems on its lesson and makes non-tonal noise with the bow on her of his violin because the child is irritated because the piece is too difficult and it does not go as (s)he want it would go. Or a painter who trows paint on the painting. Later in the museum the museumconservator sees the higher art in that painting. This music must be too difficult for me. Hilary Hahn see the high culture of it, while I think Laurie consider it as rubbish and noise. I agree. Even 21th century compers like Brossé (beautiful movie melodies) or Moulijn (beautiful flageolettes in 2th movement) hade more interesting music with more interesting effects.  Korngold vc is also more melodic and Stravinsky vc has his typical ritmical interesting things.

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