Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Your 'hot spot' for all classical music subjects. Non-classical music subjects are to be posted in the Corner Pub.

Moderators: Lance, Corlyss_D

Post Reply
Seán
Posts: 5333
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:46 pm
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by Seán » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:41 pm

From the OAE:
We have heard the very sad news that our Emeritus Conductor Frans Brüggen passed away this morning at the age of 79. A full statement will follow in due course.
Seán

"To appreciate the greatness of the Masters is to keep faith in the greatness of humanity." - Wilhelm Furtwängler

josé echenique
Posts: 2521
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:01 am

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by josé echenique » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:16 pm

Image



A truly great musician has left us.

SONNET CLV
Posts: 626
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Paradise, Montana

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by SONNET CLV » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:56 pm

I just finished listening to one of Brüggen's recordings, and enjoyed it immensely. The man may no longer be with us, but his work, thankfully, survives. That's both sad and inspiring, I suppose.

CharmNewton
Posts: 1930
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 9:10 pm

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by CharmNewton » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:43 pm

A wonderful musician. RIP.

John

stenka razin
CMG's Chief Decorator
Posts: 4005
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:59 am
Location: In The Steppes Of Central Asia

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by stenka razin » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:24 am

A great musician is now resting in heaven. R.I.P. :(


Regards,
Mel :(
Image

Ted Quanrud
Posts: 573
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by Ted Quanrud » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:30 am

Tom Service gives us a fine appreciation of Frans Bruggen with audio and video samples in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog

josé echenique
Posts: 2521
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:01 am

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by josé echenique » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:32 pm

<Brüggen earned exactly the same as his orchestral players, a musical democracy you felt in action whenever you watched him conduct. He seemed to share the music with his musicians rather than lead them>

That quote from Tom Service is very true, that´s also how I feel about Kubelik, rather than impose they summoned. Only an artist very sure of himself would be this generous.

maestrob
Posts: 5465
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:30 am

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by maestrob » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:35 pm

Sad news, indeed. Honest, fine quality music-making. He will be greatly missed.

Marc
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:45 pm

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by Marc » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:38 pm

Listened to and enjoyed his recorder playing from my dad's vinyl, enjoyed his concerts (a.o. Bach, Mozart, Schubert) and his recordings, especially his first Beethoven symphony integral (Philips, recently re-issued on Decca, including a very fine violin concerto with Zehetmair).

http://www.deccaclassics.com/gb/cat/4787436

A great musician is no more.
Rest In Peace.

jbuck919
Military Band Specialist
Posts: 26737
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Stony Creek, New York

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:20 pm

Marc wrote:Listened to and enjoyed his recorder playing from my dad's vinyl, enjoyed his concerts (a.o. Bach, Mozart, Schubert) and his recordings, especially his first Beethoven symphony integral (Philips, recently re-issued on Decca, including a very fine violin concerto with Zehetmair).

http://www.deccaclassics.com/gb/cat/4787436

A great musician is no more.
Rest In Peace.
It is always good to hear from you, Marc. I wish you would post more often.

Some time ago Bruggen's name came up and I posted that I had somehow missed his career after being an early HIP figure as a performer on the recorder. (I guess I missed a lot.) In college I had a classmate who came up to me in the library one day in all excitement that she had been accepted as a recorder pupil by Franz Brüggen and would be leaving (this was freshman or sophomore year) to finish her education with him in the Netherlands. The fact that she would need to learn Dutch from scratch seemed incidental to her. I never knew what happened to her.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 26 guests