Den Haag, The Netherlands
Exact location tbc
This time we are looking at Mozart the improviser! Starting from the opening chords of Eine Kleine Nacht Musik and improvising with famous children's songs, we think we can bring a little bit of Wolfgang back in all of us!
15:30-17:00 Improvisation Session
Just off the Dutch border there is a wonderful festival in Nordhorn. In this year's edition I will use Telemann's fantasias for flute to start improvising our own. It gives both a new perspective on the fantasias as well as opening your mind to new ways of making music! http://bobbyrootveld.wixsite.com/recfestnordhorn
n.b.t.,Den Haag, The Netherlands
More information soon!
What did Bach eat?
Bachwochen Thüringen have found some original menus from Bach's time and area! We will accompany the eating with a few courses of improvisation!
Already in Greek times musicians competed: to get a job, to show off, or because an emperor thought it would be entertaining. Mozart competed with Clementi, Bach was challenged by Marchand (who eventually didn't show up), Scarlatti and Handel competed and many more did.
Like today's rap battles, improvisation and competition made classical music a scintillating experience.
Just like with sport's competitions, we want to give you more of a way into the musicians' improvisations, with playful 'sports comments', audience picking themes and choosing the winners!
So come and sit on the edge of your seat for classical music in the moment.
Due to illness the marvellous Bert Mooiman will replace Patrick Ayrton.