"In a small room you can continue musically, without being limited by space. I wouldn't be able to play Astor Piazzolla's tangos in the cathedral, for example, they are far too rhythmic. That doesn't sound like such a big church." He forms a duo with violinist Nadja Nevolovitsch and he regularly plays with other soloists. "With this I am trying to get the organ out of its isolation", Van de Velde explains. A difficult task, because: "The organ is always associated with church music, which keeps the normal audience away. For them, the building church is a threshold. While what you play on the organ is the same classical piece when you play with an orchestra, for example." Read our full interview with Peter Van de Velde.
Rheinberger and Piazzolla
The music of Joseph Rheinberger can be called quirky by nineteenth-century standards. For many fellow composers the combination of violin and piano formed a golden duo, Rheinberger opted for the combination of violin and organ. Up his suite. 166 is therefore unique in its kind. The organ part resembles an orchestra with its rich colours. Piazzolla's tangos are no less stubborn. Under the hands of Peter van de Velde the Ypma organ turns out to be a giant bandoneon, propelled by violinist Nadja Nevolovitsch
Peter Van de Velde and Nadja Nevolovitsch
Duo Nadja Nevolovitsch and Peter Van de Velde occupy a unique place in the musical landscape. Nadja Nevolovitsch has won several prizes at international competitions. Peter Van de Velde is organist-titularist of the Antwerp Cathedral of Our Lady and a regular guest at various renowned organ festivals. Their CD 'Encounters' was highly praised in the press. In the Edesche Concert Hall the two grandmasters meet again
Listen here to some fragments of the album 'Encounters', which will also be performed in the Edesche Concertzaal
Antwerp meets Saint Petersburg in the Edesche Concert Hall. Cathedral organist Peter Van de Velde and Russian violinist Nadya Nevolovitsch form a unique duo. Together, they champion the romantic repertoire for violin and organ. In Rheinbergers Suite, on. 166 the beautiful Ypma organ turns out to be a true orchestra. Not to mention Astor Piazzolla's tangos
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