New CD by Joel Frederiksen and EPM (28.10.16)
Songs full of melancholy, and songs of love's joys and pains, composed by the Orpheus of England, John Dowland, have lost none of their immediacy and poignancy since the Renaissance. Joel Frederiksen accompanies his deep, expressive bass voice on the lute, and is aided by an expert ensemble of viols and lutes, to shape this exquisite program of vocal and instrumental works.
SOLD OUT Performance!
Joel Frederiksen performed with the famous viola da gamba mother-daughter duo, Hille and Marthe Perl, at the Wege durch das Land Festival.
Successful Premiere on February 4, 2016, as Seneca in Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea"!
The Mainpost said:
„But the highlight vocally came from Joel Frederiksen, whose crystal clear, incredibly strong, carrying bass gave Seneca's character supreme authority."
Rezension von der Mainpost:
„Der gesangliche Höhepunkt aber kommt von Joel Frederiksen, dessen glasklarer, unglaublich tragfähiger Bass dem Seneca unausweichliche Autorität verleiht."
For Information on more performances, including the run in Munich's beautiful Baroque Cuvillées Theater, see CALENDAR or www.cosifacciamo.de/
At this time of deep questioning and human migration in Europe
comes a Program about the Power of Love and about "Home"
The first concert of the Series Between Mars and Venus IX on October 1, 2015, offered an insightful look at the connection between East and West in music. Joel Frederiksen with his lute and the Syrian virtuoso singer Rebal Alkhodari with his oud, sang to Love in all of its various forms. Accompanied by Mohamad Fityan (arabian flute) and Vladimir Ivanoff (percussion), they succeeded at building a bridge between both worlds. Coming at this time of crisis the concert was especially poignant and powerful.
Thanks to the US Consulate in Munich and the Bavarian Radio for their support.
This program will be recorded and performed in August of 2016 in Bayreuth.
Successful performance of Franz Schubert's amazing song cycle, "Die Winterreise". On texts of Wilhelm Müller, it describes in 24 songs the winter journey of a desolate man, destroyed by an unhappy love. Powerful and moving, Schubert himself considered it to be his highest achievement in song.
Performers Joel Frederiksen, bass and Mikhail Berlin, piano
From our concert in Switzerland: "The musicians Mikhail Berlin and Joel Frederiksen brought the public to it's feet!"