October 23, 2021 | Laurens de Man, Fokker organ
Concert Fokker organ | 2021-10-23, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Sweelinck, Bach and Beyond
The Fokker organ in the Kleine Zaal of the Muziekgebouw is tuned in an unusual tuning: there are not 12 but 31 tones per octave. Therefore, tones can be played that actually lie between the keys of a piano. This enables the organist to play microtonal music but also to imitate the old tuning from Sweelinck's time. This is because the Fokker organ is actually tuned in meantone tuning, a tuning that was common in Europe at that time and in which Sweelinck composed. Sweelinck was not only a composer, but also an organist and harpsichordist. At a young age he became the permanent organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. The small organ he played on also had meantone tuning (the grand Vater-Müller organ was not built until after 1724).
Organist Laurens de Man (1993) takes the listener on a 45-minute journey. From Sweelinck to Bach via the teacher-pupil line and further back in time to Nicola Vicentino, the founder of the 31-tone system. Subsequently, De Man makes a trip to a number of 20th century Dutch composers who have used the specific possibilities of the organ. Finally, we follow the route from Sweelinck to Bach back in reverse order.
Laurens de Man has been principal organist of the Janskerk in Utrecht since January 2012 and in 2014 was a trainee organist of the Oudekerk in Amsterdam. Since 2019 he has been the second organist of the Fokker organ in the Kleine Zaal of the Muziekgebouw.
This concert is part of the Sweelinck Festival, which will take place at various locations in Amsterdam from 16 to 25 October 2021 in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Dutch composer who lived in the Koestraat in Amsterdam. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) is commemorated and his significance for Dutch culture is brought back to life through concerts, a symposium and all sorts of other activities. Other organizations that participate in the major festival for a wide audience include the Organisatie Oude Muziek, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Stadsarchief Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum.
You can order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.
Sunday 23 October 2021, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 15,00 Normal | € 12,00 Stadspas | € 12,00 CJP
www.muziekgebouw.nl | www.huygens-fokker.org
Laurens de Man, Fokker organ & piano
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Die flichtig Nimphae
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck – Paduana Lacrymae
Scheidemann - Praeambulum in d
Buxtehude - Canzona (BuxWV 166)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Fantasia in C major (BWV 570)
Sweelinck - Toccata (C2)
Nicola Vicentino - Madonna, il poco dolce (1555)
Hans Kox (1930-2019) - Larghetto (1957)
Marijn Simons - Sweelinck Variations, for piano (opus 75)
Henk Badings (1907-1987) - Preludio, uit 'Suite van kleine stukken' (1954)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Präludium in C, BWV 846
Buxtehude - Canzonetta (BuxWV 167)
Samuel Scheidt - Bergamasca (SSWW 560)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Fantasia à 4 (a1)
This concert is made possible by the support of: Het Sweelinck Festival
Also the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (renovation Fokker organ), the SNS REAAL Fonds (renovation Fokker organ) and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors