Calefax paints a musical portrait of Europe in the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s.
The beginning of the twentieth century was subject to many major and rapid changes. The industrial revolution had left its mark on Western-European society. The middle class flourished and gained influence in politics, arts and culture. Travelling was easier than ever before and cultures from all over the world began to affect each other. The first colonies became independent, resulting in political shifts that would be the roots of the first World War. To top it all off, a worldwide influenza pandemic terrorized the world in 1918.
The arts had their own revolutions: figurative art was discarded, just as tonality in classical music, providing new melodic and harmonic possibilities. How did a composer uphold oneself in these turbulent times?
Kurt Weill parts of the Dreigroschensuite
Claude Debussy Préludes
Leoš Janáček In the mists
Erwin Schulhoff Hot Music
|Fri 12 Mar '21||20.15||Europe: a century ago||Cancelled - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ||Amsterdam / NL|
|Sat 13 Mar '21||20.15||Europe: a century ago||Cancelled - Jisper Kerk||Jisp / NL|
|Sun 25 Apr '21||11.30||Europe: a century ago||Cancelled - Zwolse Theaters||Zwolle / NL|
|Sun 20 Nov '22||11.30||Europe: a century ago||Stadsgehoorzaal||Leiden / NL|
|Wed 23 Nov '22||20.15||Europe: a century ago||Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ||Amsterdam / NL|
|Sun 27 Nov '22||20.00||Europe: a century ago||Theater de Brink (ticket sales at the door)||Zelhem / NL|
|Fri 27 Jan '23||20.15||Europe: a century ago||Abdijkerk||Aduard / NL|
|Sun 26 Feb '23||11.00||Europe: a century ago||Schouwburg Odeon||Zwolle / NL|
|Thu 20 Apr '23||19.11||Europe: a century ago||Oudhoornse Kerk||Alphen aan den Rijn / NL|
|Sun 23 Apr '23||15.00||Europe: a century ago||Concert aan zee||Muiderberg / NL|
|Fri 28 Apr '23||15.00||Europe: a century ago||Rembrandtzaal - Wijkcentrum Bakermat||Arnhem / NL|
|Sun 21 May '23||16.00||Europe: a century ago||MCO - Studio 1||Hilversum / NL|
|Mon 29 May '23||11.00||Europe: a century ago||Oranjewoud Festival||Oranjewoud / NL|