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A wonder for all the ages in his flute and bell-playing

Saskia Coolen / Arie Abbenes

A wonder for all the ages in his flute and bell-playing

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Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525521803
Catnr: GLO 5218
Release date: 29 June 2006
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Globe
UPC
8711525521803
Catalogue number
GLO 5218
Release date
29 June 2006
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Saskia Coolen

In 2012, recorder player Saskia Coolen discovered by chance, in the Historical Museum in Den Briel, the head joint of an alto recorder, made by the instrument maker Engelbert Terton. She brought in the recorder builder and expert Jan Bouterse who thoroughly cleaned and restored the joint. He suggested that there might well be other playble recorders to be found in private collections. In the years since then, Saskia’s research has turned up six forgotten eighteenth-century recorders: five altos and a sopranino. On this album she plays these rediscovered recorders, together with gambist Rainer Zipperling and harpsichordist Patrick  Ayrton, in eighteenth-century music by De Fesch, Nozeman, Van Wassenaer and other contemporaries. In 2004 Saskia also played on historic recorders, from the  collection...
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In 2012, recorder player Saskia Coolen discovered by chance, in the Historical Museum in Den Briel, the head joint of an alto recorder, made by the instrument maker Engelbert Terton. She brought in the recorder builder and expert Jan Bouterse who thoroughly cleaned and restored the joint. He suggested that there might well be other playble recorders to be found in private collections. In the years since then, Saskia’s research has turned up six forgotten eighteenth-century recorders: five altos and a sopranino.
On this album she plays these rediscovered recorders, together with gambist Rainer Zipperling and harpsichordist Patrick Ayrton, in eighteenth-century music by De Fesch, Nozeman, Van Wassenaer and other contemporaries.
In 2004 Saskia also played on historic recorders, from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, resulting in the album Recorders Recorded.

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Jacob van Eyck

Jacob van Eyck, also known as 'the Orpheus of Utrecht', was one of the most important Dutch musicians of the 17th century. As an expert in bell casting and tuning he was of crucial importance to the development of the carillon. He was born blind, but had an extraordinary acute sense of hearing, which enabled him to trace the composition of the overtone structure of bells and to discover the way in which they are tuned. His collaboration with the bell founders Hemony resulted in the first well-tuned carillons. In 1623 Van Eyck settled in Utrecht, where he became carillon player of the Dom Tower two years later. In 1628 he was appointed as ‘Director of the Carillons of Utrecht’, and became...
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Jacob van Eyck, also known as 'the Orpheus of Utrecht', was one of the most important Dutch musicians of the 17th century. As an expert in bell casting and tuning he was of crucial importance to the development of the carillon. He was born blind, but had an extraordinary acute sense of hearing, which enabled him to trace the composition of the overtone structure of bells and to discover the way in which they are tuned. His collaboration with the bell founders Hemony resulted in the first well-tuned carillons.
In 1623 Van Eyck settled in Utrecht, where he became carillon player of the Dom Tower two years later. In 1628 he was appointed as ‘Director of the Carillons of Utrecht’, and became responsible for all of the carillons in the city. As a result of his efforts, Hemony-carillons were made for two of the churches in Utrecht.
Today Van Eyck is primarily known as a recorder virtuoso. In the evenings he played his variations on popular melodies at the Janskerkhof. These variations are notated in the collection Der Fluyten Lust-hof, which contains around 150 compositions.

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