Classic Dutch: The Netherlands Wind Ensemble

This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch
Netherlands Wind Ensemble New Year’s Concert 2019 (©

“Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in this series was selected from among the huge wealth of recordings made by Radio Netherlands’ own Music Department. In each program presenter Hélène Michaud speaks with a guest conductor, composer or music performer.

This program features performances by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble of the music of Monteverdi, Beethoven and Janacek, which all sound safe enough. However, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble is noted for its adventurous, humorous, even a little bit naughty, approach to classical music—performing with non-classical musicians, with and for children at times, and with avant-garde artists like Czech-born Iva Bittova, as you can hear in this program. Studio guest is oboist and artistic director Bart Schneemann.

Produced and presented by Hélène Michaud

First broadcast Nov. 8, 2002

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