Jan de Kloe

Guitar

 

 

 

Biography

Jan de Kloe adopted Belgium as his home country after a youth in The Netherlands. He studied at Conservatoires of Brussels and Liège and performed as a soloist in various European countries, Canada and the USA. Additional guitar technique and interpretation studies followed in summer courses with Julian Bream, Turibio Santos, Roberto Aussel and Robert Horna.
Next to playing the guitar he spends time in music research, music engraving, editing and publishing. He is a regular contributor to guitar magazines and published about Juan Bermudo, Frank Martin, François de Fossa, Agustín Barrios, Oscar Esplá, and Isaac Albéniz. His editions contain Mazurkas by Chopin, the violin concerto and songs by Fernando Sor, duets by Haydn/de Fossa and a Sonata by Weiss.
For the Guitar Foundation of America, Jan lectured on medical issues for musicians (New Orleans), newly discovered works by De Fossa (Buffalo), he gave a workshop on cross-string ornamentation (Oberlin), lectured on Symbolism in the Bach Chaconne (Columbus, GA) and presented 'Oscar Esplá and the guitar' (Los Angeles).
Jan has written several books, the most recent being the biography 'Boris Perott - A life with the guitar' about the Russian/British guitarist (1882-1958)
He also lectured in Belgrade, Cincinnati, Tahoe City and at the Lake Konstanz and Guildford (Surrey) guitar conferences.
Jan de Kloe twice received the American Music Publishers Association's "Paul Revere" Award for Graphic Excellence in Music Engraving.

 

Agustín Barrios in Alsemberg - December 2013

 

Barrios Program - 2013

 

The Italian program - California January 2013 (Santa Barbara, Sacremento, Corte Madera)

 

The Italian Program - December 2012/January 2013

 

Previous recital program USA 2010

 

Reno, Nevada and New York, NY - Recital November 2010

 

Previous recital program sample (Columbus, Ohio - October 7, 2006)

 

Jean-Baptiste Besard (1603)

               Four renaissance pieces – Branle, Branle gay, Air de cour, Volte

 

Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750)

Suite l’Infidèle – Entrée, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet, Musette, Paysane

 

Oscar Esplá (1886-1976)     

Three levantinas (2, 5 and 8 from Melodías y temas de danza para piano, 1931)

Antaño (from Impresiones musicales para piano)

 

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Hommage pour le Tombeau de Debussy

Relato del pescador (from El amor brujo)

Danza del molinaro (from El sombrero de tres picos)

 

      - - -

 

Jim Skinger (1940)

               Concert study “Cross-strings” (dedicated to Jan de Kloe)

 

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Three sonatas K177, K11, K491

 

Two Russian pieces

Ivanov-Kramskoy (1912-1973)      Prelude    

Sergei Orechov (1935-1998)          Polka (variations on a theme by Sokolov)    

 

De Fossa, Aguado and friends

Dionisio Aguado (1784-1839)             Andante & Rondo Op. 2

François de Fossa (1775-1849)            Première Fantaisie, Op. 5 (Adagio)

Napoleon Coste (1805-1883)               Le Zuyderzee: Ballade, Op. 20

Andrei Sychra (1772-1861)                 Я по цветикам ходила (I walked among the flowers)

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)                  Sonata prima, Op. 14  

 

Previous recital program - Reno, Nevada 2006

 

Reno, Nevada 2006

 

 

 

Previous recital program - Enkhuizen, Netherlands 2006

 

Enkhuizen, Netherlands 2006

 

 

 

Previous recital program sample (Shenendoah, West Virginia - November 3, 2003)

 

Jean Baptiste Besard (1603)

               Four pieces for lute

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

               Menuet in D, Op. 11 nr 5

               Introduction et variations sur l'air Malbroug Op. 28

Oscar Esplá (1886-1976)

               Two Levantinas from Melodías y temas de danza para piano, 1931

Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)

               Chôro da saudade

               Un sueño en la floresta

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)

               Nocturne, Fandanguillo, Ya llega el invierno, Madroños, Danza, La pastora, La segeduilla

Brian Head (1964)

               Two Sketches for friends (Lobster tale, Brookland Boogie)

 

 

Previous recital program sample (Oosterbeek, Netherlands - March 19, 2002)

 

Jean Baptiste Besard (1603)

               Four pieces for lute

Mauro Giuliani (1778-1829)

               Allegro spirituoso from Op. 15

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

               Menuet in A, Op. 11 nr 6

               Allegretto in B minor, Op. 35 nr 22

               Andante in A, Op. 35 nr 21

               Rondo from Op. 22

               Menuet in D, Op. 11 nr 5

               Introduction et variations sur l'air Malbroug Op. 28

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)

               Suite castellana (Fandanguillo, Arada, Danza)

      - - -

Federico Moreno Torroba

               Albada

               Ya llega el invierno

               Madroños

               La pastora

               La segeduilla

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

               Prelude 1 (melodia lirica)

               Etude 4

               Prelude 5 (homenagem a vida social)

               Schottish-Choro

               Prelude 4 (homenagem aos indigenas)

               Chôros 1

Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)

               Una limosnita por el amor de Dios

               Chôro da saudade

 

 

Previous recital program sample (Muiderslot, Netherlands - February 21, 1993)

 

Jean Baptiste Besard (1603)

               Four pieces for lute

John Dowland (1562-1626)

               My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe

               Melancholy galliard

               A fancy (PL6)

Nicolas Alfonso (1913-)

               Rima - Marinera - Jotilla

Gavottes

               J.S. Bach - Gavotte 1 and 2 BWV 995

               D. Sjostakowitsj - Gawot from the third ballet suite

               Tarrega - Maria (Gavota)

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

               Fantaisie et variations brilliantes Op 30.

Frank Martin (1890-1839)

               Quatre pieces breves

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

               Verano porteño (tango)

Leo Brouwer (1939)

               Balada de la doncela enamorada

Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)

               Una limosnita por el amor de Dios

               Chôro da saudade

 

 

Previous recital program sample (Overijse, Belgium - February 2, 1992)

 

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

               Andante largo Op, 5 nr. 5

               Menuet, Op. 11 nr. 5

               Grand Solo, Op. 14

      - - -

               Fantaisie Op 7 - Largo

               Rondo from Op. 22

      - - -

               Etude allegro moderato Op. 6 nr. 11

               Fantaisie et variations brilliantes Op 30.

 

 

Previous recital program sample (Belgrade, Yougoslavia - September 22, 1990)

 

Luis de Narvaez (1538)

               Cancion del emperador

               Diferencias sobre "Guardame las vacas"

               Tres differencias por otra parte

               Fantasia XIV

Domenico Scarlatti

               Four sonatas (K322, K208, K87, K380)

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

               Fantaisie Op. 7 (Largo)

               Rondo from Op. 22

Joaquin Montero

               Sonata nr 3 (Adagio, Allegro)

      - - -

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

               Platero - Melancolia - Angelus

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)

               La Seguidilla, Burgalesa, Manzanares del Real, Madroños

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

               Fandanguillo Op.36

               Hommage a Tarrega Op. 69 (Garrotin, Soleares)

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

               La maja de Goya

 

 

Previous recital program sample (Krakow/Tarnow, Poland - June 1985)

 

Joachim van den Hove

               Praeludium

Wojciech Dlugoraj

               Two Villanellas

J. S. Bach

               Suite in E minor, BWV 996

Domenico Scarlatti

               Two sonatas (K380, K11)

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

               Minuets Op. 11 nr 5 and 10

               Fantaisie Op. 7 (Largo)

               Rondo from Op. 22

Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

               Oremus

               Capricho arabe

      - - -

Manuel Ponce

               Valse, Theme from 'Folia de España', Campo

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)

               Torija, Fandanguillo, La pastora, Madroños

Heitor Villa-Lobos

               Prelude 5, Etude 11, Chôros 1

Traditional

               Batucada, Orfeo negro, Gente humilde, Foxtrott

Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)

               Preludio

               El ultimo tremolo

 

 

Previous recital program sample (Aalst, Belgium - April 2, 1982)

 

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

               Three minuets from Op. 11

               Introduction and Allegro, Op. 14

      - - -

Miguel Llobet

               El testamen de n'Amelia

Manuel Ponce

               Sonatina meridional

      - - -

Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

               Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Federico Moreno Torroba

               Aires de la Mancha

Joaquin Rodrigo

               En los trigales

 

 

Audio samples

 

Frescobaldi on Ramirez Listen to Jan on this historic recording (1981) - part of Aria detta Frescobalda
Montero on Romanillos Hear Jan play part of andante of Sonate Nr. 3 by Joaquín Montero (1990)
Barrios on Jacobson Valse Op 8 Nr 3 on YouTube (2006)
Weiss on Jacobson Weiss, Entrée & Courante from L'infidèle on YouTube (2006)

 

 

Links

 

Johan Van Den Bossche

 

 

Contact

 

Jan de Kloe

Kroendaalplein 7a

“Villa-Lobos”

B-3090 Overijse (Belgium)

email contact

 

Last updated May 13, 2016