Bernlef was one of the Netherland’s most distinguished poets. He had a special relationship to music and wrote numerous poems inspired modern composers and jazz musicians. Ravel’s violin sonata with its clear blues influence complements his texts and works by Kurtág, Satie and Schubert are played together with poems he wrote about their music.
Text: Bernlef (Dutch)
Music: Maurice Ravel, György Kurtág, Erik Satie, Franz Schubert
Actor: Roel Goudsmit
Musicians: Rada Ovcharova – violin, Daan Treur – piano