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by Erik Bosgraaf October 1st, 2014

Willem Jeths Recorder Concerto

“My new Recorder Concerto which I especially composed for Erik Bosgraaf has become one of my most personal and biographical works and has an enormous emotional impact.” Willem Jeths

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by Erik Bosgraaf August 31st, 2011

Bach revisited

As I am writing this I am taking a small break listening to the first edit of my new CD Bach: Concertos for Recorder.

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by Erik Bosgraaf April 11th, 2011

Music, honesty & craftmanship

On the 21st February I was awarded the Dutch Music Prize, the highest Dutch state award for music, at a concert with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.  On the same day Graham Johnston, David Hoskins and I got together for the second time to shoot part of a short documentary film for BBT.  Earlier, we had gathered (with Susan Rivers as well) in Paris at the workshop of Ernst Meyer and sons, a world famous recorder builder. The BBT has enabled me to pursue our mutual quest for a recorder sound propelling us right into the 21st century, fitted for big orchestras and large halls. His instruments and the way I can use them to project sound is simply stunning – Ernst’s work was of great use in the collaboration with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra and Gordan Nikolic.

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by Erik Bosgraaf February 26th, 2009

Recorders, BBT and me

Last week the official announcement of the BBT winners was made. Since then I have received daily phone calls and emails asking about interviews, concerts and photo shoots! It is really nice to see that especially in the region where I was born, there is lots of attention. This region is Friesland, in the north of The Netherlands. The area could be compared to Wales in the sense that it has its own language as well, i.e. Fries (Frisian), spoken by approx. 350,000 people and a sense of regional identity with a small minority still claiming independence. So if there is a Frisian person in the news, which is mostly world-champion speed-skating Sven Kramer or topmodel Doutzen Kroes, the region is filled with pride!

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