Music The Netherlands

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  • Pete Myers interviews Miriam Makeba
    In this edition of the BBC’s programme “PM”, Pete Myers meets South African singer, songwriter and political activist Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), who opened the world’s ears to …
  • Pete Myers interviews opera singer Beverly Sills
    In this programme we hear from American opera diva Beverly Sills (1929-2007), one of the greatest sopranos of her day and remembered forever for her performance of such roles as Lucia di Lammermoor …
  • Autumn of the Middle Ages: A Six-part History in Words and Music from the Low Countries, Part 1
    In de Middle Ages, the Netherlands played a very prominent role in European musical life. By “Netherlands” we mean the so-called “Low-Countries”, the regions along the North Sea which include the …
  • Autumn of the Middle Ages: a Six-Part History in Words and Music from the Low Countries, Part 2
    This entry is part of the series Autumn of the Middle AgesIn de Middle Ages, the Netherlands played a very prominent role in European musical life. By “Netherlands” we mean the so-called …
  • Autumn of the Middle Ages: a Six-Part History in Words and Music from the Low Countries, Part 3
    This entry is part of the series Autumn of the Middle AgesIn de Middle Ages, the Netherlands played a very prominent role in European musical life. By “Netherlands” we mean the so-called …
  • Autumn of the Middle Ages: a Six-Part History in Words and Music from the Low Countries, Part 4
    This entry is part of the series Autumn of the Middle AgesIn de Middle Ages, the Netherlands played a very prominent role in European musical life. By “Netherlands” we mean the so-called …
  • Autumn of the Middle Ages: a Six-Part History in Words and Music from the Low Countries, Part 5
    This entry is part of the series Autumn of the Middle Ages In de Middle Ages, the Netherlands played a very prominent role in European musical life. By “Netherlands” we mean the so-called …
  • Autumn of the Middle Ages: a Six-Part History in Words and Music from the Low Countries, Part 6
    This entry is part of the series Autumn of the Middle AgesIn de Middle Ages, the Netherlands played a very prominent role in European musical life. By “Netherlands” we mean the so-called …
  • Cab Kaye
      Afroscene, Radio Netherlands weekly Programme aimed at listeners in Africa, featured this interview with Augustus Kwamlah Quaye, better known as Cab Kaye, in 1979– shortly after he moved …
  • Pete Myers interviews Lionel Hampton
    Pete Myers caught up with jazz great Lionel Hampton while he was on tour in Europe . His performance on the Vredenburgh stage in Utrecht was a celebration of fifty years in show business, from …
  • Mainstream Asia: Ravi Shankar
        To mark the 60th birthday of India’s most famous composer and musician Ravi Shankar, Radio Netherlands devoted a special edition of its weekly Asia magazine programme Mainstream …
  • Pete Myers interviews Annie Ross, jazz singer
    Annie Ross, Britain’s First Lady of Jazz, looks back on over a quarter of a century in jazz as an acclaimed, and sometimes very controversial, vocalist and song writer. Life and work have been …
  • The Celebrated Korean Violinist Kyung Wha Chung
    Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1948, Kyung Wha Chung became an internationally renowned violinist. She was a child prodigy, even by the standards of her siblings, a family of extraordinarily gifted …
  • Rembrandt Express: BB King special
    One of Memphis, Tennessee’s most famous sons, blues guitarist BB (Beale St. Bluesman) King (1925-2015) was our guest in this edition of the weekly magazine programme Rembrandt Express hosted by …
  • Zubin Mehta
    Born in Bombay, the charismatic and cosmopolitan orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta has had an international career that has spanned the continents and brought together the western classical music …
  • Notes from the New World: Music from the Americas, Part 1 of 6 – Europe and the Americas
    Marking the 500th anniversary of the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492, Pete Myers takes us on a fascinating tour of the classical music that was created and inspired by the …
  • Notes from the New World: Music from the Americas, Part 2 of 6 – Aaron Copland
    Marking the 500th anniversary of the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492, Pete Myers takes us on a fascinating tour of the classical music that was created and inspired by the …
  • Nina Simone: Portrait of a Smoldering Volcano
    When Nina Simone’s autobiography “I Put a Spell on You” appeared in 1992, we met up with the mesmerizing singer in her Paris apartment. Nina Simone (1933-2003) had a classical music …
  • Happy Station: D-Day Special 5 June, 1994
    This programme marked the 50th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944 —”D-Day”—the beginning of the end of Hitler’s Nazi Reich. Presenter Pete Myers was a …
  • Ton Koopman and the Bach Cantatas
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was undoubtedly one of the greatest musical geniuses of all times, and one of his most famous interpreters is Dutch harpsichordist, organist, and conductor of the …
  • Notes from the New World: Music from the Americas, Part 3 of 6 – Manuel Ponce
    Marking the 500th anniversary of the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492, Pete Myers takes us on a fascinating tour of the classical music that was created and inspired by the …
  • Notes from the New World: Music from the Americas, Part 4 of 6 – Heitor Villa-Lobos
    Marking the 500th anniversary of the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492, Pete Myers takes us on a fascinating tour of the classical music that was created and inspired by the …
  • Rekindling the Flame: Dutch folk music
    Dutch Folk Music may be a thin flame compared to the bonfire of flamenco, and it’s nearly extinguished in The Netherlands, but the folk tradition is alive and well across the border in Flanders, in …
  • Classic Dutch: Marcel Worms and the Global Blues
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch“Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in this …
  • When Strangers Meet: the Silk Road Project
    “When Strangers Meet” is the title of a CD produced under the direction of world famous cellist Yo-yo Ma for The Silk Road Project. It brings together musicians from East and West in an …
  • The Song of the Corridistas
    The corrido, or ballad, is one of Mexico’s oldest song styles. During the 19th and early 20th century, they were the Mexican equivalent of Spanish romances or cowboy songs of the old West. A new …
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: The Orpheus of Amsterdam, Part 1 – A Church Organist
    Part One: A Church Organist Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was one of the most important composers of his time. Born in 1562, he became resident organist at Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk, or Old Church, and …
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: The Orpheus of Amsterdam, Part 2 – A Celebrated Master
    Part Two: A Celebrated Master Sweelinck was influenced by musical sources from all over Europe and combined forms and techniques to create new and exciting work. His reputation attracted many …
  • Greetje Bijma
    Martha Hawley talks to Greetje Bijma
    In this unedited interview, Martha Hawley meets Dutch vocalist Greetje Bijma. She uses her voice as a musical instrument to produce sounds that create a certain feeling. Words of songs tend to …
  • The New Orleans Creoles of Color: Creole Classique, Part 1 of 3
    Of the many styles of music produced in 19th century New Orleans, the least well known was music composed by people of color – especially free Creoles of color. These French speaking and often …
  • Classic Dutch: mid-18th century Dutch composers
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch“Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music, composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Much of the music in this …
  • Cover of Radio Netherlands CD box of live recordings of Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Classic Dutch: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 1950’s
    Bassoonist Brian Pollard shares his memories of playing in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam in the 1950’s. He tells presenter Hélène Michaud of his experiences of the concert …
  • Classic Dutch: The Netherlands Wind Ensemble
    “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 …
  • Dutch Horizons Special: Ilse de Lange
    Bertine Krol meets Dutch country/pop singer Ilse de Lange, who became an overnight success with her first CD. She became the first Dutch artist to sign with the famous country label Warner Brothers …
  • Dutch Horizons: Dutch-language pop
    Bertine Krol looks at the recent successes of Dutch-language pop and rock and plays some examples of this music, which apparently is very high at the moment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter …
  • Classic Dutch: The Netherlands Chamber Choir
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch“Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music, composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in this …
  • Classic Dutch: Women Composers
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch “Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music, composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in …
  • Classic Dutch: the 17th Century
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch “Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music, composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in this …
  • Classic Dutch: The Utrecht String Quartet
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch“Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music, composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in this …
  • Classic Dutch: Peter Van Onna
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch“Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in this …
  • Anner Bijlsma -©Keke-Keukelaar
    Classic Dutch: Cellist Anner Bylsma
    “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 …
  • Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz Recordings, Part 5
    This entry is part of the series Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz RecordingsProducer David Swatling and host Hans Mantel delve into the Radio Netherlands jazz archives. In this program, live …
  • Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz Recordings, Part 6
    This entry is part of the series Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz RecordingsProducer David Swatling and host Hans Mantel delve into the Radio Netherlands jazz archives. This program features …
  • Basement Sessions – Historic Dutch Jazz Recordings, Part 9
    This entry is part of the series Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz RecordingsProducer David Swatling and host Hans Mantel delve into the Radio Netherlands jazz archives . In Part 9, they present …
  • Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz Recordings, Part 12
    This program features the Tower of Babel Jazz Quintet at the Loosdrecht Jazz Festival as well as recordings from the 1960’s of the voice of the legendary Rita Reys (1924-2013). From the time of …
  • Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz Recordings, Part 13
    This entry is part of the series Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz RecordingsProducer David Swatling and host Hans Mantel delve into the Radio Netherlands jazz archives. This program contains …
  • The Story of the Carmina Burana
    It has been used to advertise coffee and perfume, to rouse the spirit at football games, and even been hijacked for house music and rap. The Carmina Burana does indeed seem indestructible. But who …
  • Classic Dutch: Johannette Zomer
    This entry is part of the series Classic Dutch“Classic Dutch” is a panorama of classical music, composed or performed in the Netherlands through the centuries. Most of the music in this …
  • Book Cover of Robert Brouwer's memoirs
    Turning the Pages: on stage with the maestros
    In 1935, Robert Brouwer bought an autograph book from a small shop in Amsterdam. A few days each week, he would stand outside the city’s world famous concert hall waiting for famous musicians to …
  • Raising Cain(e) with Mahler
    The work of jazz pianist/composer Uri Caine is eclectic. His projects include a Mozart Remix and improvising on laptops with a trio. On a trip to Amsterdam, he talks about his interpretations of work …