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Dutch national TV broadcast:
'VRIJE GELUIDEN' (VPRO)
music program May 6 2012
Robbert Muuse & Micha van Weers presenting songs by CYRIL SCOTT.
Watch here the full program (Scott item from 32'00 onward)

 

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NEW CD-RECORDING!

Songs of Quest and Inspiration

CYRIL SCOTT - RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Challenge Classics

Click here for information and musicsamples of the latest CD with baritone Robbert Muuse & pianist Micha van Weers.

Gramophone: 'Pioneering recording - Impressive performances' (03/'12)

Fono Forum: 'Exzellente Sprachbeherrschung und stilistisches Einführungsvermögen' (03/'12)

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In 2010 baritone Robbert Muuse and pianist Micha van Weers brought out their a sampler CD with songs from their songrecital programs.

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VERBIER FESTIVAL (Switzerland)

August 2010: Robbert Muuse at the VERBIER FESTIVAL Switzerland, singing 1er Soldat in Richard Strauss' opera Salome, conducted by maestro Valery Gergiev.

My photos of Verbier Festival 2010

More information

Verbier Festival Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

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Baritone Robbert Muuse performing "The Ballad of Fair Helen" by Cyril Scott

Micha van Weers - piano

Recorded 1/5/2012 | VPRO 'Vrije Geluiden'

Challenge Classics 0608917252729 | CC 72527 | 11-2011

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Concertladder

DatumConcertPlaats
11-12-2016 Recital: Winterreise - F. Schubert Rhenen | De Vlam
15-12-2016 NKK: J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium Utrecht | Tivoli Vredenburg
16-12-2016 NKK: J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium Naarden | Grote Kerk
17-12-2016 NKK: J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium Lochem | Sint Gudulakerk
18-12-2016 NKK: J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium Arnhem - Eusebiuskerk
20-12-2016 NKK: J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium Heerlen | Theater Parkstad Limburg
22-12-2016 NKK: J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium Leiden | Pieterskerk
23-12-2016 NKK - J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium: BWV 248, Kantate 4, 5, 6 Amsterdam | Concertgebouw
25-12-2016 NKK - J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium: BWV 248, Kantate 4, 5, 6 Amsterdam | Concertgebouw
29-12-2016 J.S. Bach - Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen Warnsveld | Martinuskerk
30-12-2016 J.S. Bach - Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen Deventer | Bergkerk
30-01-2017 Recital: Alle Lust will Ewigkeit (vertelprogramma) Wageningen | Aula Wageningen Universiteit
03-02-2017 Recital: Alle Lust will Ewigkeit (vertelprogramma) Middelburg | Zeeuwse Concertzaal
12-02-2017 Recital: Pre-Raphaelite expositie Eelde | Museum De Buitenplaats
17-02-2017 Taralli - Shadow Men | operatic concert Middelburg | Zeeuwse Concertzaal
04-03-2017 J.S. Bach - Johannes Passion Bennekom | Oude Kerk
11-03-2017 J.S. Bach - Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (Solokantate) Hilversum | Grote Kerk
11-03-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Zutphen | Hanzehof
15-03-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Amsterdam | Theater Carré
18-03-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Amsterdam | Muziekgebouw aan het IJ
24-03-2017 J.S. Bach - Johannes Passion Haarlem | Philharmonie
01-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Groningen | Nieuwe Kerk
02-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Den Haag | Kloosterkerk
06-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Heerlen | Theater Parkstad Limburg
07-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Leeuwarden | Bonifatiuskerk
08-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Amsterdam | Westerkerk
09-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Utrecht | Nicolaikerk
11-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Leeuwarden | Grote Kerk
12-04-2017 J.S. Bach - Matthäus Passion Emmen | Atlas Theater

Next events will follow soon

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Reviews on CD "Songs of Quest and Inspiration"

Songs of Cyril Scott & Ralph Vaughan Williams

Luister
"[RM] zingt Scott's liederen met een heel mooi gefocuste, warme en heldere toon en duidelijke dictie... een echte liedzanger aan het werk."
"Tweede troef is Micha van Weers, die een enorm kleurenpalet uit de piano tovert en daadwerkelijk als tweede karakter in de liederen fungeert."
"...herhaalde beluistering van de cd de moeite waard..."
Hein van Eekert - maart 2012

Gramophone
‘This pioneering recording, by the enterprising Dutch pair Robbert Muuse and Micha van Weers, provides an enlightening glimpse of the composer’s [Cyril Scott's] appreciable powers.
[…] also give impressive performances of Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel and two of the Five Mystical Songs.’
Jeremy Dibble, March 2012

Fono Forum
‘…exzellente Sprachbeherrschung ebenso dazu wie sein stilistisches Einführungsvermögen.’
‘Robbert Muuses relativ heller, flexibler Bariton tut sich nicht schwer beim Wechseln der Atmosphären.’
‘Den Interpreten meint man die Lust am musikalischen Wandern anzuhören.’
Christoph Zimmermann, März 2012

Opernglas
‘Cyril Scotts Lieder gepaart mit Liedern von Ralph Vaughan Williams: Eine gelungene Kombination, weist doch die Tonsprache dieser Zeitgenossen starke Ähnlichkeiten auf. Beide haben aus dem reichen Schatz der englischen Volksmusik geschöpft, beide verstehen sich darauf, mit Tönen zu malen – aber mit feinem Pinsel und zarten Pastellfarben.’
‘Muuse ist die Liebe zu diesen Liedern anzumerken, sorgfältig lotet er den Text aus, sucht nach immer wieder neuen dynamischen Abstufungen.’
‘Kompetent begleitet wird Muuse von seiner Landsmännin Micha van Weers, die den zum Teil sehr anspruchsvollen Klavierpart nach Herzenslust funkeln und schillern lässt.’
Andreas Laska, März 2012

"A perfect way of singing and empathy go ideally together"
Aart van der Wal - Opusklassiek.nl - January 2012

"In his compositions, in which he always goes beyond the boundaries of tonality, he uses influences of the English folk music with style-elements of French Impressionism and occasionally the musical language of the Far East ."
"[Muuse] performs them with the necessary interpretative knowledge and stylistic sensibility. His partner Micha van Weers conjures from the piano poetic, weightless, almost fairylike sounds. To get acquainted with these for us hardly familiar songs is worthwhile."
Ekkehard Pluta - Klassik-Heute - december 2011

Another advantage is that Muuse is an experienced singer of the "Lied", who is convincing in every way in this unknown repertoire. Just as accompanist Micha van Weers who complements him beautifully.
Frans Jansen - Klassieke Zaken - February 2012

"An anthology of highlights, pure indulgence for the ears."
Maarten-Jan Dongelmans - De Gelderlander - November 2011

"Ah, there's so much more to say about these songs, and about Cyril Scott. That, to me, is the greatest value of this album: that Robbert Muuse and Micha van Weers presented to me a composer I did not know. My curiosity is aroused to hear more of his songs, his orchestral works, his publications. Therefore thank you very much."
Richard Stuivenberg - Alles over Kunst - November 2011

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