Jac van Steen conducts serenades and songs – Punch Card concert

Jac van Steen, conductor

Tinka Pijpker and Phoebe Kirrage, voice

R. Strauss- Serenade for winds

Brahms - Serenade no. 2

Brahms - Songs: 'Von ewiger Liebe', 'Wie Melodien', 'Regenlied', 'Ständchen'

Brahms composed his Second Serenadein 1858-59 and conducted the première himself in Hamburg on 10 February 1860. A unique aspect of the work is the absence of violins in the orchestra. The work in five movements lasts around thirty minutes. Brahms dedicated the work to Clara Schumann, who was enchanted by it. Today, Brahms’ two serenades are often regarded as merely preliminary studies for his four symphonies. However, they are not simply the initial efforts by the later master of the symphonic form, but are also his entirely personal response to Mozart’s brilliant serenades. It is a form that also inspired Richard Strauss! The programme is completed with instrumental arrangements of a number of songs by Brahms.

Punch Card concert

The Punch Card Concerts are a series of five free concerts by talented young musicians at the Royal Conservatoire. By attending the concerts you can also save for a ticket for a concert by the Residentie Orkest in the Zuiderstrandtheaterat a reduced price. If your card has been punched four times or more, you will receive a discount and pay just € 10 for the concert. So don’t forget to bring your punch card when you attend any of the five free Punch Card concerts. If you don’t have a punch card yet, you can ask for one at the entrance to the hall.

Technical assistance for this programme is provided by students from the Art of Sound department.



Thu 21 November 2019 16.30


Koninklijk Conservatorium

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