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Rick Stotijn, Bram van Sambeek & Hans Eijsackers

Bottesini, Tchaikovsky & Schumann for double bass and bassoon
Small Hall on Sunday
Sun 29 Oct ’23 12:00 uur

Rick Stotijn, double bass
Bram van Sambeek, bassoon
Hans Eijsackers, piano

Bottesini - Gran duo concertante for bassoon, double bass and piano 
Tchaikovsky - Two movements from The Seasons 
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro, opus 70 
Led Zeppelin - Since I've been loving you 
Schoof - Two impromptus for bassoon and piano 
Piazzolla - From The Four Seasons from Buenos Aires: Verano

Sun 29 Oct ’23
12:00 uur

Due to an injury of Rick Stotijn, this concert on 29 October at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven is unfortunately cancelled. Ticket holders will be informed via email.

Two low instruments at the top: double bass player Rick Stotijn and bassoonist Bram van Sambeek. Both gloriously won the important Dutch Music Prize. 'A versatile musician with moving musicality and overwhelming virtuosity,' the jury about Rick.

'I think he is capable of falling in love with many aspects of music and he does not set himself too many limits,' said conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin regarding Bram. They present a programme of great variety, accompanied by their regular pianist Hans Eijsckers.

Still deep in Romanticism, lies Robert Schumann: his Adagio and Allegro now on double bass. Tchaikovsky composed his beloved The Four Seasons in the late 19th century. By order of a magazine; his servant always had to remind him at the last minute that a new month was approaching and he had to deliver. Giovanni Bottesini was the most famous double bass player of the 19th century. His music demands the utmost from its interpreters. Piazzolla's 'nuevo tango' mixes traditional tango with Stravinsky, with Bartók, with Bach, with jazz; among classical musicians he is now also highly regarded. Led Zeppelin, then, is a charming little side-step to rock.