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(Stephen Baggaley, Brisbane)
The Matangi Quartet will perform ‘Canto Ostinato’ of Simeon ten Holt on December 7th at the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague and on December 9th at the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam…
Just before the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt changed the secular for something else, he spoke with the Matangi’s about a new string quartet to be composed. He felt himself too old to write one, but he advised the members of the quartet to dive into his rich oeuvre for piano and transcribe them for stringquartet themselves. In doing so, all the possibilities of the string instruments had to be used in particular; from ponicello to pizzicato and from sul tasto to battuto. And so they did! Come and listen to the result of Canto Ostinato Strings Attached on Friday 7 December at 20.30 in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague or on Sunday 9 December at 15.30 in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam.