The Front Row, 12/17/2007

Photo: Olaf Hornes
The Netherlands-based duo of Robert Bekkers & Anne Ku perform selections for a rare combination these days -- classical guitar & piano! They're here in the Bayou City to perform a couple of house concerts, and today we've invited them to be our sole guests for a special studio recital . . .

All the way from Utrecht, The Netherlands, pianist Anne Ku & guitarist Robert Bekkers chat with Dean Dalton and treat us to a live performance in KUHF's Studio 3C.  Hear the duo's renditions of music by early 19th-century composers Mauro Giuliani & Fernando Carulli.  Listen  Download

Anne Ku & Robert Bekkers talk about and play music from the 20th century, including excerpts from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Fantasia for Piano & Guitar and Federico Moreno Torroba's SonatinaListen  Download

The performance veers into exciting contemporary repertoire in the final segment.  Eric Otte's Suite, Rio de la Plata and Allan Segall's When J.S. Bach, Igor Stravinsky, and The Who Met were, in fact, written for Anne Ku & Robert Bekkers.  We also hear Floating from David Harvey's Little Suite.  Pianoguitar.com is the group's website.  Listen  Download

Bio photo of Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

Catherine Lu joined KUHF in October 2004. Since then, she has been hosting the Classical 91.7's Afternoon Concert and sharing her favorite music with listeners...