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Cancelled: Louis Andriessen composes an ode to Frans Brüggen

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main HallPiet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1019 BR, Netherlands
June 07 15:00, June 08 20:30
Festival: Holland Festival

‘A new spring and a new sound...’ are the opening words of Herman Gorter’s famous poem Mei (‘May’). Renowned, eighty-year-old composer Louis Andriessen was inspired by these words to create a new composition for choir and orchestra as an homage to his late friend, the conductor and recorder player Frans Brüggen (1934-2014). In addition to this world premiere, a recent composition by Polish composer Paweł Szymański will be performed, also written especially for the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century – which was founded by Brüggen – along with works by Bach (adapted by Brüggen), Mozart and Josquin des Prez. The young, talented flautist Lucie Horsch will play the recorder, the instrument that Brüggen loved so dearly.

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