Scientific research,education, writing books, giving comments on media affairs… if you want to do that properly, relaxation is necessary. Music always works for me, especially classical music. My heroes are Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Arvo Pärt en Philip Glass. But in every period and style I can detect pearls of lovely music. I’am also fond of jazz, pop and klezmer.
I supportThe Dutch Bach Association, one of the leading baroque orchestras in the world. This outstanding orchestra works on completing a gigantic project: performing all the works of Bach (more then 1100) and presenting them online, open access for everybody. Look how fantastic that is: Allofbach.com
Physical relaxation offers the noble sport of tennis. At my club TV De Marsch I can forget all the tensions playing tennis and having a good time with all those nice players in Paterswolde. Between 2009 and 2019 I was chairman of this club, one of the biggest in northern provinces of the Netherlands. And now I also play Padel over there…