Sat. 30 October 2021 – 20:15
Emily Beynon
presents at the Uilenburgersjoel:

Project Paloma - CD presentatie

Flute & Piano WWII Masterpieces with Literary Contextualization

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PLEASE NOTE: This concert will take place in de Uilenburgersjoel - Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91

For millennia, composers have used the flute as a musical symbol of purity, innocence, tranquility and peace. So perhaps it is no coincidence that so many flute/piano masterpieces were written in the horrendous years of the Second World War; consciously or subconciously the composers were perhaps looking for a musical peace ....

Over the coming five years, new Splendor musician, Emily Beynon (solo flautist, Concertgebouworkest), together with British pianist Andrew West and guest speakers, five concerts with the WW2 flute/piano masterpieces to commemorate the Second World War, lest we forget the horrors and atrocities... and to raise some funds and awareness for Musicians without Borders.

Part 1: Austria, Germany Switzerland; the pre war years, unrest… Music by Carl Frühling, Paul Hindemith, Frank Martin and Kurt Weill

ROLF SOMANN Rolf Somann (b. 1951 Berlin) language teacher, translator, music lover, studied in Berlin and Amsterdam, worked as a teacher of German language and literature at the Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam and at the Nyenrode Business University, translated Mozart letters into Dutch. Language and music are able to connect people. The connecting power of music is more obvious, because languages can also separate people from each other. Fortunately, music is a universal language and cannot evoke any misunderstanding. After wars, languages fall silent because war plunges culture into chaos, meaning and meaninglessness. While the language stutters and flees into the sound, the music is able to make a new beginning. Take the flute ...

ANDREW WEST Andrew West and Emily Beynon have a partnership which spans more than twenty years, performing throughout Europe, at venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Edinburgh International Festival. Andrew has been an Artistic Director of the Nuremberg International Chamber Music Festival since 2005. The festival has promoted a wide range of British music, from Purcell to Adès, and has produced several of Benjamin Britten's operas. Andrew is particularly known for his work with singers. His duo partners include Benjamin Appl, Susan Gritton, Robert Murray, Christopher Purves, Hilary Summers, and Roderick Williams. He appears regularly with the tenor Mark Padmore. Their concerts have included recitals throughout Europe as well as Lincoln Center, New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He is Chairman and Artistic Director of the Kirckman Concert Society, which for over 50 years has promoted exceptional young musicians by offering them London debut recitals. From January to June 2019 there will be a series of seven Kirckman recitals at St John's Smith Square. Recordings include Lieder by Strauss, Marx and Bruno Walter with Emma Bell for Linn; Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin with Robert Murray, for Stone Records; and most recently a three-volume CD of Parry's English Lyrics, featuring Sarah Fox, James Gilchrist, Susan Gritton and Roderick Williams.

Line up ENG:
Emily Beynon - flute
Andrew West - piano
Rolf Somann - speaker

Music by Carl Frühling, Paul Hindemith, Frank Martin and Hans Gál

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