Louis Andriessen (photo Francesca Patella)

Keten en stompen

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil + Elmer Schönberger
Thu 4 Apr 2024 20:15 - 22:35
Thu 4 Apr 2024
20:15 - 22:35
  • Thu 4 Apr 2024
    20:15 - 22:35
    Interval 21:25
    Grote Zaal


19:15 / Foyerdeck 1 / Pre-concert talk
Pre-concert talk by Huib Ramaer

20:15 / Grote Zaal / Main programme
Louis Andriessen Waves
Elmer Schönberger Relocation notice
Louis Andriessen Garden of Eros
Johann Sebastian Bach/Igor Stravinsky/Louis Andriessen Prelude in b 
Francis Poulenc Sonate for two clarinets 
Music for piano four hands by Igor Stravinsky 


Nieuw Amsterdams Peil:
Heleen Hulst, Emma Breedveld violin
Elisabeth Smalt viola
Mick Stirling cello
Lars Wouters van de Oudenweijer clarinet
David Kweksilber bass clarinet
Eline van Esch, Marieke Franssen, Jana Machalett transverse flute
Ernestine Stoop harp
Gerard Bouwhuis piano

Elmer Schönberger lyrics, piano

At Andriessen’s place

Elmer Schönberger wrote the book Keten & stompen (which translates as ‘monkeying around & pounding’) about his friendship with composer Louis Andriessen, which spanned four and a half decades. During this concert, he will read excerpts from his book. Together with the screening of the film Keizersgrachtshuffle – a poetic portrait of the house in which Andriessen lived and worked practically all his life – an intimate and personal picture of one of the Netherlands’ greatest composers emerges.

Two compositions serve as starting points: the music for Andriessen’s film Golven [Waves] (1982) and Schönberger’s musical theatre Verhuisbericht [Change of address] (1983). These works are alternated with more music by Andriessen, but also by Poulenc, Stravinsky and Bach, the favourite composers of Louis Andriessen.

Programme booklet (Dutch)