13 Nov Ich stuend an einem Morgen
BRISK + Marcel Beekman – tenor
Marcel Beekman, one of Holland’s leading tenors, and a specialist in the early repertoire, joins the BRISK recorder quartet in a programme with German Renaissance music. Songs by Heinrich Isaac and his pupil Ludwig Senfl introduce a musical world full of humour, philosophy, piety and pangs of love, with a wide range of styles: from farmer songs to dance tunes and from refined love lyrics to moralizing songs. These songs are alternated with instrumental music by these two composers.
A CD of this programme was released in January 2011.
The press about this CD:
“…Tenor Marcel Beekman has a warm sound, he sings sweet without being decadent…He is accompanied by BRISK , an Amsterdam based recorder quartet that bears its name with good reason. It sounds as if a small organ is played, by a player who is wide awake in all his fingers…” (Elsevier, February 2011)
“…Tenor Marcel Beekman and the BRISK Recorder Quartet Amsterdam know exactly what they are doing in this repertoire. Beekman’s light timbre is ideally suited for these songs, and his voice blends beautifully with the subtle playing of the recorder ensemble…Renaissance in style.” (Klassieke Zaken, March 2011)
“… It was a great idea of BRISK to make a whole CD of this repertoire together with Marcel Beekman. Beekman joins the various combinations of recorders effortlessly…This singer knows how to create the right atmosphere in everything he sings.” (Tijdschrift Oude Muziek, May 2011)
“… A very attractive collection of 16th century songs about love and life. Artful settings of simple tunes sung by rising star Marcel Beekman and accompanied by the virtuoso players of the BRISK Recorder Quartet.”
(discPLUS August 2011)