Whiskey & Wodka 2005/2007

A play of contrasts between Russian and North-American modern classical music.

Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht within the frame of the Friday of Vredenburg. 

1. Percussion Group Amsterdam conducted by van Josep Vicent/Trio Bert van den Brink/Ann Crumb

September 2005
two intermissions

Ann Crumb, soprano; Trio Bert van den Brink (Bert van den Brink, piano; Frans van Geest, bass; Hans Dekker, percussion); Pascal Meyer, piano/toy piano

– George Crumb The River of Life (2004), a Cycle of Revival Songs, Hymns and Spirituals for Singer, Percussion Quartet and Amplified Piano (American Songbook IV ) (Dutch premiere)
– Vasily Solowjow Sedoi Midnight in Moscow
Trio Bert van den Brink
– Alexander Raskatov Madrigals in Metal (1993) (Dutch premiere)
– Alfred Schnittke Lebenslauf (1982) (Dutch premiere)
– Frederic Rzewski Coming together (1971) voice, bass guitar , percussion

Ann Crumb, vocals; Trio Bert van den Brink
1. Soon It’s Gonna Rain
2.I’m Gonna Go Fis hin’
3.Blues in the Night

2. Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic conducted by Henrik Schaefer

21 October 2005
Ralph van Raat, Maarten van Veen, Kees Schul, Frank Peters, pianos

-Nikolai Roslavets/Alexander Raskatov Chamber Symphony (1926/1989)
-Alexander Raskatov Xenia (1991)
-Alexander Rabinovich La Belle Musique no. 4 (1987) for 4 pianos (Dutch premiere) -Steve Mackey Eating Greens (1993)

3. Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic conducted by Pascal Rophé

17 March 2006
Ivo Janssen, piano; Jeannette Landré, flutes

-Aaron Jay Kernis New Era Dance (1992) (Dutch premiere)
-Rodion Shchedrin Pianoconcert no. 2 (1966)
-Sofia Gubaidulina Music for flute, strings and percussion (1994)
version for smaller ensemble of strings (Dutch premiere)
-Michael Torke Green (1986)

-Alexey Arkhipovsky, balalaika virtuoso

4. Schönberg Ensemble conducted by Micha Hamel

5 January 2007
Frans Fiselier, bass

-Kamran Ince Turquoise (1996)
-Alexander Wustin Music for 10 (1991)
-Michael Torke Adjustable Wrench (1987)
-Alexander Wustin Homecoming (1981) for bass and ensemble
-Kamran Ince Arches (1994)
-Vladimir Tarnopolski Foucault’s pendulum (2004)

5. Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic conducted by James MacMillan

29 March 2007 
Marijn Simons, violin; Alexei Ljubimov, piano.

-Aaron Jay Kernis Too Hot Toccata (1996) (Dutch premiere)
-John Adams Violin Concerto (1993)
-Valentin Silvestrov Postludium (1984), symphonic poem for piano and orchestra (Dutch premiere)
-Edison Denisov/Yuri Kasparov Suite from the film music A Star Without a Name (1978/2000) (Dutch premiere)

6. Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic cond. by Pascal Rophé

11 May 2007
Marina Zyatkova, soprano; Peter Prommel, percussion

-John Corigliano The Mannheim Rocket (2001)
-Joseph Schwantner Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (1992) (Dutch premiere)
-Nikolai Korndorf Hymn III (in honor of Gustav Mahler) (1990) (Dutch premiere)