Sprezzatura is Bert van Stam’s debut album. The title of this album is an Italian word that refers to art that is sophisticated, but at the same time appears naturally and effortless. This also holds for the music on this album: refined virtuosity!
This album contains music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Radulescu, Michael Schütz and own work by Bert van Stam.
The music is recorded on 17th and 18th October 2018 at the Mense Ruiter organ (1952, 23/IIP) in the Maranathakerk in The Hague.
La Belle Époque is Bert van Stam's second album. This cd contains exemplary organ music from the period between 1890-1914. The music is recorded on the Franssen-organ (1906) in the Elandstraatkerk in The Hague.
The album contains music by César Franck, Erik Satie, Louis Vierne, Edward Bairstow, William Wolstenholme, Max Reger, Charles Ives, Nadia Boulanger and Léon Boëllmann.
Live in Haarlem is a collection of live recordings by Bert van Stam playing the Willibrordus organ in the Koepelkathedraal (R.K. Kathedrale Basiliek Sint Bavo) in Haarlem. The recordings are made during concerts, exams and different rounds of the International César Franck Competition.
The album contains music composed by César Franck, Kees Wisse, Louis Vierne, Gaston Litaize, Camille Saint-Saëns, Paul Barras and Olivier Messiaen.