0450-Nijmegen

Tonight the last (9th) concert of the Nimwegen Society for Chamber music. With performing: Mr Noé Inui (Japanese/Greek) – violin, Mr Georgy Kokalev (Georgian, Russia) – viola, Miss Ella van Poucke (Dutch) – violoncello, and Mr Vassilis Varvaresos (Greek) – piano. The concert was live on the Dutch classical broadcast Radio4.

On the program 3 piano quartets:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) in E flat major, KV493 (1786)
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) in c minor, Opus 60 (1875)
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) in g minor (1886)

0096-Johannes Brahms

An emotional Brahms from Rotterdam / The Hague

manIn January of this year conducted Jan Willem de Vriend several times Ein Deutsches Requiem in the South Beach Theatre put them establish the emotional performances in Scheveningen and Challenge Classics. The whole sounds exciting and extremely concerned. Comfort and encouragement, fortitude and courage: Jan Willem de Vriend knows how to lead it all musically in the right jobs. His tempos were well chosen and give both intimacy and grandeur all odds. Every performance of Brahms’ masterpiece stands or falls with the choir and soloists. De Vriend has access to the new Rotterdam Symphony Chorus, founded by the Laurenscantorij in cooperation with the Goals and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In fact it is an extension of the professional chamber choir Laurens Collegium Rotterdam.