On Sunday May 12th Isabelle played live in the program "Spiegelzaal" (AVRO), together with Rudiger Ludwig and Ulrike Payer, a piece ('Tanti Anni Primo') of the new cd "Tango!". This was the first live presentation of the new CD. This performance is prior to AVRO’s Sundaymorning Concert (zondagochtend concert) in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and always broadcasted live between 10 am and 10.50 on Radio 4. Listen back to the program: here
On May 10th, Isabelle van Keulen also had a live interview in the studio with presentor Diewertje Blok in NTR’s program 'Podium' on Radio 4. She was interviewed about the new CD "Tango!" and also about her concert in the Concertgebouw on Saturday May 11th. Besides the interview, also the piece 'Oblivion' was played. Listen back to the program: here
The new Super Audio CD has now been released and will move a lot of people all over the world because of its directness and the emotions it evokes. This is one of our highlights of this year on Challenge Classics already! This project will be also available on film on DVD and BluRay very soon!
Classical music lovers all over the world know her name: violinist Isabelle van Keulen is a soloist who, for many years now, has built a strong career internationally. She plays with all the important orchestra's, performs in famous concert halls and keeps on recording extraordinary CD's of a very high level. Take for instance her latest release of December 2012 with music of Prokofiev together with her duo partner, pianist Ronald Brautigam.
But now Isabelle dares to do something totally different! She wanted to do it for many years and finally her dream can come true to play and record the music of Astor Piazzolla. This music she has loved since she was a child of six years old. With her new ensemble she also plays in concert halls and she recorded this beloved tango music on SACD and on film (on DVD and Bluray) in January 2013 in Mechelen (Belgium). In a bonus documentary that goes with the BluRay, Isabelle and her colleagues Ulrike Payer, Christian Gerber and Rudiger Ludwig tell about this music, about the tango technique and about their instruments. This not only gives us insight in Piazzolla himself but also gives more information about the typical tango sound and how this is produced and why this music is so moving and goes straight to the heart!
The (music)film of "Tango!" is a moving project made by director Hans Pannecoucke and his filmcrew. The BluRay will include a behind the scenes documentary. The atmosphere of both the film and documentary give a good idea of the feeling the musicians have with this beautiful, heartfelt music and with each other. Watch the trailer here: LINK
Isabelle van Keulen: violin
Christian Gerber: bandoneon
Ulrike Payer: piano
Rüdiger Ludwig: double bass