On Thursday 29th June 2017, the Mayor and the Aldermen for Finance and Culture, together with prof.dr. Giovanni di Stefano, curator for musical instruments of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and Rudi van Straten, senior specialist for Sounding Heritage of the National Cultural Heritage Service, performed the opening ceremony of the new venue in Zutphen of the Geelvinck Music Museum.
Netherlands / Nederland
Has everything by Handel already been discovered? Not yet!
IAML Honorary Member John H. Roberts (University of California, Berkeley) has discovered that a manuscript in the private collection of Dutch harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman is a previously unknown cantata by George Frideric Handel.
Van 21 t.m. 27 juni was ik op het congres Music Research in the Digital Age van de International Musicological Society en de International Association of Music Libraries in New York. Het was een interessant en veelzijdig congres, en ik dacht: misschien aardig om wat te vertellen over het er anno 2015 aan toe gaat in een niet zo grote maar wel zeer levendige en internationale geesteswetenschappelijke discipline.
Musical clown and poet Herman van Veen celebrates 70th birthday
Herman van Veen is one of the most talented stage performers in the Dutch language. March 14 he celebrates his 70th birthday. At the same time it’s his 50-year anniversary in the Dutch (and German and American) theaters. Van Veen made over 170 records and cds, published 70 books, dozens of screenplays, became very succesful with the animated cartoons of little duck Alfred J. Kwak and, is since the age of 17, commited to children's rights. He established foundations, is an ambassador of UNICEF and has his own cultural enterprise. But first and foremost, he is a musician.