Erik Bosgraaf (blokfluit) en Francesco Corti (klavecimbel): Hollandse meesterwerken uit de Barok

Zondagmiddag 25 november 16.00 uur spelen Erik Bosgraaf en Francesco Corti in de Kerk van Peize Hollandse meesterwerken uit de Barok.

In dit programma spelen de fenomenale klavecinist Francesco Corti en Erik Bosgraaf blokfluit sonates uit de Lage Landen. U hoort pareltjes van sonates van onder andere Van Wassenaer, Loeillet en Schickhardt en een fulminant solostuk voor klavecimbel solo.

Entree: €17,50/€7,50 incl. koffie/thee en drankje na afloop


Andrea Parcham (voor 1700-?): Solo voor blokfluit en klavecimbel

Uit: 40 Airs Anglois (Amsterdam, 1703)

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697 – 1764)

Sonate opus 9 nummer 2

Sonate in opus 9 nummer 7

Quirinus van Blankenburg (1654 – 1739)

Fuga obligata

Sybrandt van Noordt (1659 – 1705)

Sonata in F-groot

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gant (1688 – 1750)

Sonate opus 1 nummer 1

Sonate opus 1 nr. 4

Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer (1692 – 1766)

Sonate voor blokfluit en basso continuo

Elias Brunnenmüller (1710)

Sonata in F-groot

Johann Christian Schickhardt (1682 – 1762)

Alphabet sonate nummer 7 in E-groot

Sonate 4 b-klein (voice flute)

Biografie Erik Bosgraaf

Erik Bosgraaf is generally considered to be one of the world’s most virtuosic recorder players. He is certainly the most adventurous. To Erik, the recorder is an inexhaustible source of inspiration and possibilities. He improvises, plays jazz, utilizes electronics and likes working with people in other areas of artistic endeavour, cinematographers, for example. His repertoire extends from Medieval music to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to tomorrow’s music. For Erik there is no fundamental difference between early and contemporary music. He is of the opinion that ‘early music is always new’.

Pieces composed for him

Around a hundred pieces have been composed for Erik Bosgraaf, among which are twelve concertos. Dutch composer Willem Jeths wrote a ‘Mahlerian’ recorder concerto that was premiered in the main auditorium of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Markus Stenz; the live recording was released on CD by Challenge Classics. Scottish composer Anna Meredith wrote her Origami Songsfor recorder and chamber orchestra on commission. In 2011 Pierre Boulez, impressed by Erik’s artistry, gave him personal permission to arrange the clarinet composition Dialogue de l’ombre double for recorder. Also the world premiere of this new version took place in the main auditorium of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw; the CD was recorded in 2015.


Erik Bosgraaf’s 2006 recording (3 CD’s) of Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jacob van Eyck set a new standard and led to his international breakthrough. Since then, he has recorded other bestsellers, mainly for the Brilliant Classics label: the complete sonatas of Handel and Telemann (with Francesco Corti, harpsichord), concertos by Telemann and Vivaldi, his own arrangements of Bach concertos, and several more (see the discography). With laptop artist Jorrit Tamminga he recorded ‘comprovisations’, released in combination with Boulez. His version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons also appeared on vinyl.


Erik has made most of his concerto recordings with his Ensemble Cordevento, which also accompanies him on stage. The groups appears in various guises, depending on the repertoire. ‘Corde e Vento’ is Italian and means ‘strings and winds’. The ensemble originated as a trio, still existing, with Izhar Elias (guitar) and Alessandro Pianu (harpsichord and organ). As a trio, Cordevento focuses on music from around 1700 and earlier. In 2012 they recorded the successful CD La Monarcha, with music of the Spanish territories (Brilliant Classics). Both as a trio and as a full baroque band, Cordevento plays on copies of historical instruments. The ensemble has performed in Berlin, Utrecht, Barcelona, Modena, Moscow, Madrid, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Hong Kong and Seoul.

Sharing the stage

As a soloist, Erik has worked with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden, the Residentie Orchestra The Hague, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Chamber Philharmony, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, among others. In February 2017 he will appear with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, as a soloist and leader. Erik has also performed with leading jazz musicians including cellist Ernst Reijseger, and saxophone player Yuri Honing, with whom he made the pioneering CD Hotel Terminus.

Film makers

First fruits of Erik’s extensive collaboration with Dutch film makers Paul and Menno de Nooijer were to be seen on the DVD Big Eye. Their latest production is a breathtaking multimedia version of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. He made the soundtrack for the movie Salt and Fire, directed by Werner Herzog, with cellist and composer Ernest Reijsiger.


Erik teaches the famous recorder class of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he studied himself. He is also a visiting professor at the Cracow Music Academy, Poland, and teaches masterclasses around the world.


In 2011 Erik Bosgraaf received the Nederlandse Muziekprijs, the most important classical music prize in The Netherlands. It is awarded by the Dutch State, on average less than once a year, Erik being the first and only recorder player to receive it since the prize was introduced in 1981. Furthermore, he has received the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award (2009) and the Northern Dutch music prize Het Gouden Viooltje (2012). In the 2011/12 season he was invited by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) to make an international tour as part of the Rising Stars programme, having been nominated by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and BOZAR in Brussels.

“The Wikipedia article Erik Bosgraaf, written on April 26th 2018 by Risa Kawabata in Japanese is written by the author of this page”

Biografie Francesco Corti

Francesco Corti w­­as born in Arezzo, Italy, in a musical family in 1984. He studied organ in Perugia, then harpsichord in Geneva and in Amsterdam.

He was awarded at the International "Johann Sebastian Bach" Competition in Leipzig (2006) and at the Bruges Harpsichord Competition (2007).

As a soloist, he has appeared in recitals and concerts all over Europe, in the USA, in Latin America and in New Zealand. He has been invited by festivals such as Mozart Woche and the Salzburger Festpiele, BachFest Leipzig, MusikFest Bremen, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Milanesiana. He has performed in halls such as Salle Pleyel (Paris), Bozar (Bruxelles), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Tonhalle (Zürich), Mozarteum and Haus für Mozart (Salzburg) and Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).

Since 2007 he is a member of Les Musiciens du Louvre (M. Minkowski). With this Ensemble he has taken part to countless tours and played solo concertos by Bach, Händel, Haydn and Mozart. He also performs with other famous early music groups such as que Zefiro (A. Bernardini), the Bach Collegium Japan (M. Suzuki), Les Talens Lyriques (C. Rousset), Harmonie Universelle (F. Deuter), Pulcinella (O. Gaillard), Música Temprana (A. van der Spoel) and Le Concert des Nations (J. Savall).

As a soloist, he has been accompanied in concertos by the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Combattimento Consort, the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra and the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova.

Since 2015 he conducts regularly Les Musiciens du Louvre in a repertoire that spans from A. Scarlatti and Händel to Galuppi and Mozart. He was invited as soloist and conductor by the Holland Baroque Society for two European tours of concerts (Brandenburg concertos), and by the Nederlandse Bachvereniging.

His solo recordings include a CD of Louis Couperin Suites, the Partitas by J. S. Bach and the two piano quartets by Mozart recorded on the original instrument owned by the composer, now in Salzburg.

In 2017 the French label Evidence will publish his new recording of Haydn sonatas.

He has taught in masterclasses all over Europe, in Latin America and in Asia.

Since September 2016, he is professor of harpsichord and thorough bass at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis.

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