Hans Bakker

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23 Dec 2018, News
New review / feature spot for LEGENDS & LIGHT
Finally, I had like to share with you this recent feature spot for LEGENDS & LIGHT from TEXTURA online, calling the album ONE OF THEIR TOP compilations of the year. I've linked the article below: https://www.textura.org/archives/articles/2018top10s.htm#10comps textura
22 Dec 2018, News
A recent feature spot in American Record Guide
LEGENDS & LIGHT was also reviewed in the recent publication of American Record Guide. While the review is a quite harsh.    This critic is inadmissible for the music of Canzona III Hidden in Her Light. He calls it "rash and directionless". OK, just as rash as a flowing mountain stream in front of the sea, and just as directionless as the sky ladders in an autumn forest are in front of the sun! It is not spent on him !! Better judge yourself, listener ...          ...
29 Nov 2018, News
Review Graveyard awarding a 10 for LEGENDS & LIGHT (Navona Records NV6187)
Very happy to share with you this new review for LEGENDS & LIGHT from Review Graveyard online, awarding the album a perfect 10 out 10! The article:   http://www.reviewgraveyard.com/00_revs/r2018/music/18-10-12_legends-light.html
20 Nov 2018, News
Another nice 'Legends & Light' review from TEXTURA on 'Legends & Light' (Navona Records NV6187):
Another nice review:  http://textura.org/archives/v/va_legendslight.htm       " The album opens with the three-part tone poem   Canzona III: Hidden in Her Light , the final installment in a triptych by the Netherlands-based Bakker and like the earlier parts a hymn (or canticle, in the composer's own words) to the sun. Performed with conviction by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (Petr Vronský conducting), each of the movements plays like a short story or symphonic poem for ...
02 Nov 2018, News
THE INSIDE STORY: Hans Bakker and LEGENDS & LIGHT
“The Inside Story” interview. Read on to learn Hans’s hopes for LEGENDS & LIGHT, and his piece  Canzona III Hidden in Her Light … With 3 listening examples at the end:  https://parmarecordings-news.com/the-inside-story-hans-bakker-and-legends-light/                                                                   ...
31 Oct 2018, News
Brand new review for LEGENDS & LIGHT from The Whole Note
Happy with another new, now Canadian review. And totally different!    https://www.thewholenote.com/ index.php/booksrecords2/ booksrecords2-2?limit=16& start=16   Another example of the fact that the mind of the connoisseur can, according to ability, say sensible things about the music on the basis of knowledge. But what matters is the experience of the music by the receptive listener, although I never forget that listeners are free to feel and judge as they want.
27 Oct 2018, News
New Cinemusical review: Legends and Light Reveals 4 Orchestral Works
 Delighted to share with you this review for LEGENDS & LIGHT from Cinemusical online, awarding the album 4 out of 4 stars for both performance and recording:  http://maestrosteve.xanga.com/ 2018/10/24/legends-and-light- reveals-4-new-orchestral- works                      First up is a work by Hans Bakker (b. 1945) from the Netherlands.  His  Canzona III Hidden in Her Light  is an abstract musical tone poem told through a ...
21 Oct 2018, News
CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRAL THINKING: Canzona III Hidden in Her Light (my Sun Song)
http://transcentury.blogspot.com/2018/10/contemporary-orchestral-thinking.html    About CD LEGENDS AND LIGHT (Navona Records NV6187)   "...The most intriguing-sounding is Hans Bakker’s Canzona III Hidden in Her Light, a hymn to the sun, which is a three-movement work with some genuinely interesting orchestral touches. The intermingling of the non-string portions of the orchestra with the string sections is unusual, and the work has the feeling of a personal expression of delight in ...
21 Oct 2018, News
CD LEGENDS & LIGHT , incl. Canzona III Hidden in her Light
LEGENDS & LIGHT also received a feature spot of the Classical Music Discoveries podcast. I've linked the podcast episode below: https://www.podomatic.com/ podcasts/khedgecock/episodes/ 2018-10-13T15_35_29-07_00     "The most popular classic music show in the world", as they say. NB Start listening to the music commercial intro at about two and a half minutes!
20 Oct 2018, News
Bachdag Amersfoort, 13 October 2018
Première of 'Prelude, Intermezzo and Fugue for flute and violoncello' LOOK BACK: Beautiful memory of a beautiful music day and a glowing premiere!      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn1_d0FaiIM     LOOKING OUT: We are looking forward to Sint Aegtenkapel, 13 January at 11:00, with a new premiere:    https://flint.nl/programma/seizoen-1819/francien-post-fluit-sander-westphal-cello-corien-van-den-berg-piano/
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