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 Posted:   Aug 14, 2014 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

The great Dutch maestro of historical performance practice, and co-founder of the fabulous Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Bruggen, has died in The Netherlands. He was a giant figure in the HIP movement, a baroque flautist and musicologist, and his orchestra is just sensational. And what a handsome figure he cut until comparatively recent years!!

He'll be very much missed:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2014/aug/14/frans-bruggen-five-greatest-greatest-recordings

Thank you for the music.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2014 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Sad news, but not entirely unexpected given his advanced years and recent ill health. He will indeed be missed, though. He was a great and sensitive conductor (and performer) who was absolutely dedicated to the music of the baroque and classical eras. Lucky for us he leaves a tremendous legacy of superb recordings.

RIP Frans Bruggen.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

Here's a terribly poignant section of Bruggen's final concert in The Hague. He's sitting in a wheelchair and using a naso-gastric tube. It was music music music...right to the end. Take a look at his facial expression - it tells us everything:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQKhkVBUdZ8

I think we can all relate to that ecstatic experience of listening to the music we love!

 
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