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Klaas Hoek:
'Komm und Schau'

Liederen en dansen van Franz Schubert

Klaas Hoek - harmonium

Deze cd van Klaas Hoek is een bijzondere, om meerdere redenen. De cd zal pas op 1 maart 2010 te koop zijn. Tot op de dag van vandaag stond Schubert nog niet op het repertoire bij de harmoniumisten. Ik kan me niet herinneren op een concert ooit iets van deze componist gehoord te hebben.

En de bespeelde instrumenten: Zelfs voor doorgewinterde liefhebbers van het harmonium vallen deze Mannborg en deze Hörügel 'uit de toon'. Om de eenvoudige reden dat deze instrument ronduit zeldzaam zijn.

Enerzijds een Hörügel met een symfonische klank. Daarover hieronder nog meer. En een Mannborg voorzien van alle 'toeters en bellen' om er een Kunstharmonium van te maken. Ze waren duur, en bleven dus zeldzaam.

Deze pagina is - gezien de instrumenten en het repertoire - een lange. Er valt ook veel te vertellen.



This cd by Klaas Hoek of the Netherlands, is a very special one, due to multiple reasons.

This cd will be available starting the 1st of March 2010.

Up until now Schubert was not really repertoire in harmonium concerts. I can not recall any performance in concert of Schubert's music played on harmonium.

The two instruments played: even for those who know about reed organ, these two are peculiar. Just because these two are very, very rare!

There is the Hörügel, designed to produce a symfonic sound. And otherwise the Mannborg, fitted with 'all the bells and whistles' to make it a succesfull Kunstharmonium. Instruments like these were expensive, hence were and still are very, very rare.

This page will be a long one, because of the instruments and the Schubert music. And we have a lot to share with you.

Schubert cd


Titel   Komm und Schau

This cd can purchased starting

MARCH 1, 2010 at the website

To order this 'must have disc' click HERE

nr.   Wh S902
Artiest   Klaas Hoek
Jaar   2010






1 Vier Wälzer und Deutsche Tänze / Four Walzes and German dances
  a) D 365 / 18 - b) D 365 / 16 - c) D 769 / 2 - d) D 734 / 503:40

Liebe / Love - D 983a

3 Drei Deutsche Tänze / Three German dances      
  a) D 783 / 5 - b) D 790 / 3 - c) D 790 / 5
4 Drei Deutsche Tänze    

a) D 790 / 6 - b) D 790 / 7 - c) D 790 12

5 Grab und Mond / Grave and moon D 893
6 Letzte Walzer / Last Walzes    

a) D 146 / 1 - b) D 146 / 3

7 Sechs Deutsche Tänze / Six German Dances      
  D 820 / 1, 2, 3, 4
8 Sechs Deutsche Tänze / Six German Dances      
  D 820 / 5, 6
9 Die Nacht / The night D 983 c
10 Drei Deutsche Tänze / Three German Dances      
  a) D 366 / 3 - b) D 366 / 4 - D 366 / 3
11 Am Meer / At the Sea D 957 / 12
12 Trio D 334b
13 Der Doppelgänger / The lookalike D 957 / 13
14 Walz D 365 / 27
  Soundclip track 01    
  Soundclip track 12

Soundclip track 13


About the soundclips

Soundclip track 01 is a combination of four German/Austrian dances referring to the "Ländler". About this dance this information:

The ländler is a folk dance in 3/4 time which was popular in Austria, south Germany and German Switzerland at the end of the 18th century.

It is a dance for couples which strongly features hopping and stamping. It was sometimes purely instrumental and sometimes had a vocal part, sometimes featuring yodeling.

When dance halls became popular in Europe in the 19th century, the ländler was made quicker and more elegant, and the men shed the hobnail boots which they wore to dance it. Along with a number of other folk dances from Germany and Bohemia, it is thought to have contributed to the evolution of the waltz.

A number of classical composers wrote or included ländler in their music, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner. In several of his symphonies Gustav Mahler replaced the scherzo with a ländler. The Carinthian folk tune quoted in Alban Berg's Violin Concerto is a ländler, and another features in Act II of his opera Wozzeck. The "German Dances" of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn also resemble ländler. Britten's Peter Grimes features a Ländler in the scene where a dance night is occurring in the Hall.

The Broadway musical and later film The Sound of Music features a scene where the protagonists Maria and Captain von Trapp dance a ländler; however, it is not a traditional but a choreographed form. The instrumental tune used in that sequence is a slowed-down re-arrangement of a song heard earlier in the show, "The Lonely Goatherd".

(derived from Wikipedia both English and Dutch)

Soundclip track 10 is to hear the explosive dynamics.

Soundclip track 12 is about the vocal sound of this Mannborg

Soundclip track 13 is the symphonic sound:

The Doppelgänger is wandering through a deserted city and end up standing under the window of the woman he loves and in his dreamlike state of mind he see his own image, "Du Doppelgänger, du blasse Geselle! Was äffst du nach mein Liebesleid, das mich gequält auf dieser Stelle so manche Nacht, in alter Zeit?"


The title "Der Doppelgänger" is Schubert's; in Heine's "Buch der Lieder" the poem is untitled, making the ending a surprise.

Still ist die Nacht, es ruhen die Gassen,
In diesem Hause wohnte mein Schatz;
Sie hat schon längst die Stadt verlassen,
Doch steht noch das Haus auf dem selben Platz.

Da steht auch ein Mensch und starrt in die Höhe,
Und ringt die Hände, vor Schmerzensgewalt;
Mir graust es, wenn ich sein Antlitz sehe -
Der Mond zeigt mir meine eig'ne Gestalt.

Du Doppelgänger! Du bleicher Geselle!
Was äffst du nach mein Liebesleid,
Das mich gequält auf dieser Stelle,
So manche Nacht, in alter Zeit?


The night is quiet, the streets are calm,
In this house my beloved once lived:
She has long since left the town,
But the house still stands, here in the same place.

A man stands there also and looks to the sky,
And wrings his hands overwhelmed by pain:
Upon seeing his face, I am terrified--
The moon shows me my own form!

O you Doppelgänger you pale comrade!
Why do you ape the pain of my love
Which tormented me upon this spot
So many a night, so long ago?



The instruments

Mannborg Kunstharmonium, suction,
serialnumber 20959, built 1911

Bass - 6-1/5 ranks   Treble - 5 ranks
Fagott 16'   Waldhorn 16'
Subbas 16'   Clarinette 16'
Gamba 8'   Hobo 8'
Diapason 8'   Schalmei 8' (from Hobo)
Melodia 8 ' (from Diapason)   Melodia 8'
Prestant 4'   Flute 8 (from Melodia)
Viola dolce 4' from Prestant)   Flute 4'
Cornett 2'    
Aeolsharfe 2'    
Mechanical stops    
    Vox Humana
Koppel (octave up)    
Forte Bass   Prolongement
Forte Expressiv bass   Forte expressiv treble
Expression   Double expression

Hörügel 'symphonic' reed organ, suction
2 manual, serielnumber 28128, built 1915

bass 11-1/5 ranks, treble 12 ranks, Model name "Maestrale" Style 97 B

Manual I (lower manual)
bass   treble
1 Englisch Horn 8'   1 Salicional 8'
2 Bourdon 16'   2 Clarinette 16'
3p Flute Dolce 4'   3p Principal dolce 4'
4 Gamba 8'   4 Seraphone 8'
6 Aeolus Harfe 2'   B Baryton 32'
7 Subbass 16'   W Waldhorn 16'
Manual II (upper manual)
1 Diapason 8'   1 Melodia 8'
1p Dulcet 8'   1p Flute d'amour 8'
2 Cremona 16'   2 Cello 16'
3p Viola dolce 4'   3 Flute 4'
3 Viola 4'   5 Vox Celeste 8'
8p Fagott 8'   S Seraphone 8'
8 Aeola aetheria 8'   8 Aeola Aetheria 8'
Mechanical stops
Vox Humana manual I   Vox Humana manual II
Manual Koppel   Octav Koppel manual I
Bass Forte manual I   Diskant Forte manual I
Bass Forte manual II   Diskant Forte Manual II
Left knee lever = General crescendo   Middle knee lever = Forte man. II

Right knee lever =
Forte man. II

  Heel lever (Hackhebel) =
Prolongement Auslöser
(Prolongemt release).
*** The middle knee lever moves backward when pressed. Hence with one knee the player can move both outwards and forwards to move both middle and rightside knee lever in one movement.


Horugel Maestrale 97B




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