“Aankondigingen, terugblikken, reacties –
een agendaatje, met aantekeningen en opmerkingen”
august 25 2010- I don’t usually announce performances except first ones, but this was a very special occasion. The Zeist Music Days’ artistic director, Alexander Pavlovsky (a musician of great reknown, especially as the first violinist of the Jerusalem Quartet) played my trio for clarinet, violin and piano with two of the musicians who gave the piece its first performance – Nancy Braithwaite, clarinet, and Bas Verheijden, piano, both of them musicians of great reknown too, and deserving even greater…
The concert was one in the beautiful series of concerts that mr. Pavlovsky programmed (aided by a huge and extremely dedicated number of volunteers) between August 14 and August 28 in the Zeist Music Days that are being held in the spiritually as well as acoustically uplifting surroundings of the Church of the Moravian Brotherhood. It is entirely apt to have a Dutch composer in this festival, and I am happy it’s me (and I hope the audience is happy too)!
I am especially honored to have been included in a concert that featured such musicians as violinist Shmuel Askenasi, pianist Robert Kulek, and the Utrecht String Quartet (that recently played my Guitar Quintet Over the Water in the Netherlands and in the UK).
Wednesday, August 25
Joseph Haydn: String quartet nr. 33 in D, op.33 nr.6
Willem W. van Nieuwkerk: Trio for violin, clarinet and piano
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for violin and piano nr. 2 in A, BWV 1015
Alexander Glazoenow: 5 Novelettes for string quartet, op.15
Shmuel Ashkenasi – violin
Alexander Pavlovsky – violin
Nancy Braithwaite – clarinet
Utrecht String Quartet
Robert Kulek – piano
Bas Verheijden - piano