Classical and pre classical music:

I am a student of music and an active musician playing the baroque recorder and flute. In my youth I also played the double bass and the renaissance viol. I was a member of the Dutch National Student Orchestra as a bassist for the seasons 1960, 1961 and 1963 and also played the double bass in a number of local student and other amateur orchestras, including in the Surinam Philharmonic Orchestra in Paramaribo, during my six month stay in Suriname, South America, from December 1963-to May 1964. I further participated as a recorder player in chamber music groups in the Netherlands; Iraq 1966-1969; Liberia 1970-1974 and Ethiopia 1975-1979.

Charles Playing Double Bass
National Dutch Students Orchestra January 1963: Charles with David van Hoogstraten

My interests in music cover in particular the period from 1600 to 1930. Favorite composers are J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Monteverdi, Telemann and Stravinsky.