Peter Schat and Reinbert de Leeuw the 1970 debate between the Notenkrakers activists and the Concertgebouw orchestra in hotel Krasnapolsky.
Peter Schat and Reinbert de Leeuw the 1970 debate between the Notenkrakers activists and the Concertgebouw orchestra in hotel Krasnapolsky.

Notenkrakers' Notulen

About the composition

 

Notenkrakers’ notulen (Nutcrackers’ minutes) is a composition for soprano solo and orchestra, based on the minutes of the public discussion that took place in April 1970 between the so-called ‘Nutcrackers’ and the board of the Concertgebouworkest. The discussion was a result of the infamous 1969 ‘Nutcrackers Action’, when a group of angry young composers disrupted a Concertgebouworkest performance in order to demand more democratic involvement and innovation. 

Details

 

Year of composition:

2020

 

Duration:

14'30"

 

Instrumentation:

Soprano and orchestra

(2222-2220 timp, 2 perc, pf/cel, hp, str)

 

Publisher:

Donemus

 

Recording: 

cd Horizon 10; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Antony Hermus, soprano Katharine Dain 

 

Performers:

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Antony Hermus, soprano Katharine Dain (2020) 

 

Commissiond by:

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra