Press Release date: June 2011
BBT News Update June 2011
Erik Bosgraaf and the Stradivarius of Recorders
The recorder, around since medieval times and at its peak in the baroque era, has become an instrument for the 21st century in the skilled hands of master maker Ernst Meyer. Shot in Amsterdam and Paris, this film succinctly shows Erik Bosgraaf’s virtuosity, musicianship and passion, alongside the mastery and magic of Meyer in the workshop where he refines the new instrument that BBT has funded. With improved strength of sound and tone, the recorder is now a candidate for modern repertoire in symphonic halls; indeed, the commissioning of a new recorder concerto is the next BBT project for this imaginative and evangelistic young musician!
Francesco Piemontesi CD release
A finely constructed recital programme of intimate Baroque masterpieces by Bach and Handel and the transcriptions they inspired by Brahms and Liszt.
Julian Steckel CD Release
Cello concertos from three Jewish composers, Korngold, Bloch and Goldschmidt that reflect their destinies and the upheavals of the first half of the 20th century. Recorded with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie conducted by Daniel Raiskin.