classics that speak for themselves, as chosen for you by our invited guests
ninety minutes of wwclassic music radio, ohne worte, without words
a musical key to our guest's individuality.
André Heuvelman brings theater to music, and music to theater.
His trumpet is the medium, but his message is greater than that:
I perform therefore I am.
Heuvelman is soloist in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and
a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. He has performed internationally
with a variety of other instrumentalists and orchestras, was featured in
the Opera A King, Riding by Klaas de Vries, and has, in recent years,
initiated a series of productions to direct his creative energy which
is as yet completely untamed.
André Heuvelman gives master classes regularly and teaches at two of Holland’s
conservatories; there, he is at constant odds with rules and regulations
as well as with the preconceived ideas of many young music students as to
what a life in music is all about. In his view it takes more than just the notes:
endless curiosity and a dedication to communication are pre-requisites
for a performance career.
Without words..here Heuvelman takes us on a sentimental journey in his selections for
without words. But not a sticky and sweet (sorry Madonna) trip as you might expect,
there are surprises at every turn. The overall impression is that Heuvelman,
playing his big and brassy instrument, has a huge soft spot, hidden deep inside,
a place that composers Pärt and Monteverdi, among others, know exactly how to reach.
Here are Heuvelman’s words in accompaniment of his choices:
-Arvo Pärt is one of my favorite composers, it’s as simple as that.
He exudes atmosphere, zen-like and so beautiful.
-Kimmo breathes new life into the accordion.
-Jordi Savall, I had a chance to perform with him last season.
Interesting guy, such an inner balance, such a tranquility in his person and in his music.
-I sincerely hope I never lose touch with Book Little’s music.
-His native Germany really didn’t know how to deal with him,
so Klaus Nomi left for New York where he became ‘an artist’ and
where David Bowie discovered him. A phenomenon certainly,
but aids caught up with him far too soon for the world to really get to know him.
-Ah, the duduk, an Armenian woodwind. Could be my favorite instrument.
From another world for sure.
-Tom Waits, just listen…
-Talk about a mad woman!… and a virtuoso, our own Dutch ‘La Deut’.
-Simplicity is excellence, and this is one of Henry Purcell’s many masterpieces.
-Bublé: Great show, great band, just hear the wonderful brass.
A new voice in the jazz, a re-newer.
-Milva, Milva, Milvaaaaaaaaa
-Prokofiev performed by our own brass section here in Rotterdam.
The inspiration is clearly derived from our Chief Conductor, uniquely Valery Gergiev.
-Song of the birds: This old song comes from Catalonia and is for Christmas.
It is the inspiration for us to produce a new opera, Birds (expected in the season 2009-2010).
-Dido’s Lament: Simply Purcell, simply beautiful.
-A velvet voice, tenor Marco Beasly transports early music
into the modern world, taking all his collaborators with him.
- Booker Little Man of words: needs no words.
-Tower of Power: judge yourself! OK, when Live, they’re even better,
but hey, just funkifize!
-Saving the best for last, Monteverdi – my ultimate favorite-
here with the added whipped cream of the Italian pianist
Paolo Fresu and the irreplaceable Uri Caine.
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Track list , if you want to own these recordings:
David Arden: Arvo Part: Variationen zur Gesundung Arinushka
Koch International Classics BOOOOO1SIC
Kimmo Pohjonen: from Kielo World, Anastaja
Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial de Catalunia: Monteverdi,
Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi- Libro Ottavo Lamento della Ninfa
Booker Little: If I should lose you
Lonehill Jazz Spain BOOO7Q189O
Klaus Nomi, J Cobert (after Purcell): from Le Roi Arthur, Air du froid
Armand Amar & Lévon Minassian : Songs From a World Apart, Ar intch lar er
Longdistance Records available via www.calabashmusic.com
Tom Waits : from Small Change, Tom Taubert’s Blues,
Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen (Waltzing Matilda)
Cristina Deutekom : Sings Mozart Aria’s (this is an LP), from Die Zauberflöte,
Der Hölle Rache
His Master’s Voice 5C063Z4037
James Bowman:Purcell, Music For A While
Michael Bublé: Fever
Milva: Piazolla, Ave Maria
Ariola Germany 191723
Rotterdam Philharmonic Brass: Prokofiev, Scythian Suite -
Part II - The Enemy God, and the Dance of the Spirits of Darkness
Erasmus Label, available through the orchestra www.rpho.nl
Caroline Dale: Song Of The Birds, Such Sweet Thunder
Instant Karma BOOOO666CZ
Kathleen Ferrier: Purcell, from Dido and Aeneas,
When I am laid in earth (Dido’s Lament),
available on most commemorative CDs and many labels
Marco Beasley and Nederlands Blazers Ensemble & Accordone:
Morini: from Una Odissea,
NBECD010 available via www.nederlandsblazersensemble.nl/cds
Booker Little: Man of words
Candid Records BOOOO4UO4T
Tower of Power: What is Hip? The Tower of Power Anthology,
You Got to Funkifize
Paolo Fresu & Uri Caine (after Monteverdi): from Things,
Si Dolce E' il Mio Tormento