Dear readers, I would like to wish you all a wonderful new year. And post this photograph of my father, looking quite cheerful. It was with the recording of Die Todesfrau in the house of the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. My father was in good shape and it was a very good recording that has been made then, with the Nederlands Kamerkoor, conductor Klaas Stok, soloists Karin van der Poel (alto) , Hanneke de Wit (soprano), Kees Jan de Koning (bariton) , and Abbie de Quant (flute)and Pamela Smits (cello).
The cd is still available. So do not hesitate and write an e-mail to our foundation. We will be happy to provide you with the cd.
Besides that on Friday 18th of February there will be a concert in Haarlem where The Concert in the Egg will be played.
Please see for any details and tickets here.
Elnara & Gulnara, Carlos and Hannah
We are very happy to release the shining debut album Die Fremde of Hannah Koob. Koob is a young Dutch-German top saxophonist who dedicates herself with immense energy to play unexplored repertoire for saxophone.
Die Fremde is a musical expedition along music that has a gloomy but evermore cheerful timbre. Virtuoso solo playing in the rarely performed The Stranger by the Dutchman Hans Kox, this is only the 2nd studio recording of the piece, in which Koob shows the extreme limits of the melodic and dynamic range of her alto saxophone. Lyricism and fluent interplay between piano and saxophone in the Partita by Erwin Dressel and compelling harmonies and ditto melody in Henk Badings’ La Malinconia.
Two commissioned compositions complete this energetic and infectious debut: the cinematic Andante by Leonard Küßner and Halvdager by Andreas van Zoelen, the latter in the beautiful, rarely heard combination of saxophone and harmonium.
Physical: 12 November 2021
Digital: 26 November 2021
Today, 28th of September 2020, the double CD Hans Kox Chamber Music at Orlando, has been released.
We proudly present this double cd in which you will be able to listen to a wide variety of chamber music compositions from Hans Kox. The earliest composition on the cd is Piano Quartet no. 1 , written in 1959, whereas Stray Birds for organ and trumpet was written in 2015.
The cd has been released on the label Et’cetera and was produced by the Orlando Festival. This double CD is for sale at the Hans Kox Foundation.
Performers are: Cyrus Allyar, Peter Brunt, Chekhov Trio, Dorian Cooke, Ellen Corver, Charly Delbecq, Katherine Dowling, Ingrid Geerlings, Larissa Groeneveld, Toby Hughes, Alan R. Kay, Malevich Piano Quartet, Mikhail Nemtsov, Elena Nemtsova, Ron Schaaper, James Austin Smith, Kristian Winther, Tjeu Zeijen.