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A new Wantenaar for Simone Lamsma


  • Mathilde Wantenaar Violin Concerto (world premiere)
  • Anton Bruckner Eighth symphony

SPIEGEL ZAAL 13.40-14.05 UUR - Frederike Berntsen in conversation with Mathilde Wantenaar

Mathilde Wantenaar writes a violin concerto for Simone Lamsma. This afternoon, chief conductor Karina Canellakis will also conduct Bruckner's colossal Eighth Symphony.

"Mathilde's musical voice is authentic".

Violinist Simone Lamsma did not have to think for long when the Saturday Matinee asked her who she would like to play a new violin concerto by. Her answer: "Mathilde Wantenaar", the young Dutch composer who made her Matineede debut in 2019 with the choral work Dit zijn de bleeke, bleeklichte weken, on a text by Herman Gorter. Asked about her choice, Lamsma says: "Wantenaar's music is colourful and immediately appeals to my imagination. What struck me immediately when I heard her work is the directness of its expression. Mathilde's musical voice is authentic. She writes in a language with which I feel very connected.

Bruckner's Eighth Symphony

Wantenaar's new Violin Concerto is followed by Anton Bruckner's Eighth Symphony - with its enormous Adagio. Hallelujah', the Austrian composer scrawled on his note paper in 1885 as he approached the double bar of the colossal work. A series of radical revisions would follow, before he completed the score in 1890.

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Saturday 24 September 2022
2:15 pm
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