April Premieres

Every Saturday at 21:00 CEST in April


Saturday, April 22 at 21:00 CEST | Musica Zelandica

The musical heritage of Zeeland, Brabant and Flanders has much to offer. Ghiselin Danckerts (1510 -1567) was a composer from Tholen, Zeeland and active at the Papal Chapel in Rome. His work is on par with Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 -1611) and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594). To this day, the region is still prolific in producing great vocal music. With the help of the Zed Chamber Choir, featuring professional vocalists from all over the Netherlands, the Musica Zelandica foundation promotes composers from this region by performing classical choral music from the Romantic period to the present.

Performers: Zed Chamber Choir
Conductor: Elisabeth Blom
Video Production: Audiovisuals BVBA, Ghent
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Year: 2016

Saturday, April 29 at 21:00 CEST | Arkovsky Sextet - Brahms: Sextet No.2 in G Major

In this broadcast, the Arkovsky Sextet performs Johannes Brahms’ Sextet No. 2 in G Major. Brahms composed the work between 1864 and 1865, but it only premiered in Boston on October 11, 1866, after being published by Fritz Simrock. The ensemble’s name is a contraction of composers Arnold Schönberg and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and features Elise Besemer, Ernst Jan Vos, Martin Moriarty, Robin van Gameren, Kalle de Bieand Pieter de Koe. Five members attend The Hague and Amsterdam conservatories and the sixth studies engineering at Delft University of Technology along with private lessons from a conservatory teacher.

Performers: Arkovsky Sextet
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Year: 2016