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Amsterdam, Tue, 1. Mar 2005Live registration of New Year's Concert 2005 by The Nederlands Blazers Ensemble at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw now on CD and DVD

NBELIVE presents the CD+DVD LATER, live registration of the New Year's Concert 2005 by the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and the broadcasting company VARA on January 1st 2005 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Together with guest soloists Manitas de Plata (b. 1923), Little Smokey Smothers (b. 1939) and the four winners of the composition competition 'On your Way to the Concertgebouw' the NBE has created a varied programme around the theme LATER.
For the guest soloists LATER meanwhile has become NOW. The young composers give their vision on LATER, which according to Channah van 't Riet and Marnix Dorrestein doesn't exist at all, while Aafke Romeijn is afraid zap culture will be more and more on top and Casimir Geelhoed is hoping there will be parts of the countryside left in the future.
The NBE try to remain young by playing music by Tom Waits and Huba de Graaff, but also display their vision on how time goes by through music of Shostakovitch, Sweelinck, Piazzolla and Schumann.

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