Kees van Baaren: Septet



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Kees van Baaren Septet

Jos de Lange fagot

Vincent Cortvrint fluit

Nicoline Alt hobo

Fons Verspaandonk hoorn

Calogero Palermo klarinet

Léo Genet contrabas

Coraline Groen 2e viool

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Music from the Netherlands has a high international standing. This Close-up concert features musicians of the Concertgebouworkest performing music by Kees van Baaren. Van Baaren is considered one of the key figures of the 1950s and 60s (his composition students included Louis Andriessen, Peter Schat and Jan van Vlijmen). He was also one of the few Dutch composers to embrace the twelve-tone technique, from which his exciting Septet was born.

For years, musicians of the Concertgebouworkest have been giving chamber music concerts in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up Series. These intimate concerts organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest present a unique opportunity to enjoy up close these outstanding musicians’ individual qualities in small ensembles.