Until November 20, the exhibition 400 Years Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck can be seen in the poster wall of The Hague Municipal Archive.
In 2021 it will be 400 years since the most famous Dutch composer, Jan Pietersz Sweelinck, passed away. To mark the occasion, the Sweelinck Foundation and Projectbureau Reinekwint organized the Sweelinck Festival. Sweelinck was an organist, entrepreneur, teacher, innovator and the greatest composer in the history of the Netherlands. What Rembrandt means to painting in the 17th century, Sweelinck means to music. He is the latest in a series of composers from the Low Countries who occupied leading positions in many European centers for two centuries, and at the same time the first to be active in the fledgling Republic of the United Netherlands. His name belongs in the list of famous contemporaries such as Vondel, Hooft, Bredero and Rembrandt.
All information and the complete program can be found on www.sweelinckfestival.nl.
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