RECENT YEARS

Towards the close of  2008 my wife and I moved from The Hague to the more rural surroundings of Upper-Bavaria, taking up residence just south of Munich.

RECENT YEARS

Towards the close of  2008 my wife and I moved from The Hague to the more rural surroundings of Upper-Bavaria, taking up residence just south of Munich.  We knew the region very well from our almost annual visits and love a countryside that is ideal for horse riding and horse driving. We were also well-aware of what the Munich cultural institutions have to offer.

No sooner had we settled in than I was confronted with a serious disease. It was clear that my activities would have to be restricted from now on. Thus I completed all current projects, of which the edition and recording of Frank Martin’s Ein Totentanz zu Basel im Jahre 1943 was the most complicated one. It was finally finished in 2012. In 2016 Floricor Editions changed hands.

In the meantime I continue to turn my hand to one new project or the other, but am more involved with my life in retirement, one that mainly consists of exploring the countryside with my two horses, and visiting concerts and opera performances in Munich. Finally I find time to read the piles of books and listening to the stacks of CDs that were kindly sent to me during the intervening years.

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With my two South German Draught horses, Max and Veltine (right) photograph by Jaap Burema
My wife and I at a traditional horse blessing ceremony at the Saint Anna’s Chapel in Staucharting.