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Te Deum - Charpentier - Lionel Meunier - B'Rock Orchestra & Vox Luminis
Discover the original behind the Eurovision tunes! Charpentier’s most famous Te Deum – he wrote four – overawes in exultant D major, with an eight-part ensemble and show-stealing trumpets and timpani. It is no great surprise then that this work – and especially its instrumental prelude – became a hit! Together with B'Rock, resident artist Vox Luminis completes the programme with a triumphant ode to the patron saint of music: Cecilia. Commissioned by London’s 'Gentlemen Lovers of Musick', Purcell composed a celebratory festival of colours that shines brighter than ever in this rendition by two of Europe's most exciting Baroque ensembles.
The german word „Irrsal“ is difficult to translate. It means a sort of emotional disorientation, a sense of being lost in emotion. The german poet-priest Eduard Mörike uses this expression in a poem, dedicated to an enigmatically beautiful women with whom he had a love affair. Love and devotion, guilt and redemption are the themes of the 12 Mörike orchestral songs by Hugo Wolf. The triangle of innocent love, erotic love and religious love is the subject of a film triptych by Clara Pons. The songs are performed by Baritone Dietrich Henschel and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. A priest is thrown off his path after the encounter with a young woman. Lost in the labyrinth of desire he goes through temptation, devotion, voluptuousness and remorse. Seeking repentance he tries to follow the example of the passion of Jesus.
We Orchestrate Words - Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Top orchestra meets urban artists Zediam (rapper and poet), Monique Harcum (vocalist) en Grazzhoppa (DJ and turntablist)! We Orchestrate Words - in short WOW - is an incubator for innovative, fresh discoveries from the urban scene. Rap, soul and grooves come together, the jazz orchestra responds to it and adds composition. Eventually worlds become interwoven into a contemporary soundtrack of a big city.
MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Jasper Somsen Trio
An intriguing and exciting exploration in the hearts and minds of three wonderful musicians! Jasper Somsen's international super trio featuring pianist Jean-Michel Pilc and drummer André Ceccarelli play the tumultuous rhythms of their album New Episode In Life. They are renowned for their wonderful singing tone, the wealth of sound and creativity. The musicians seem to have agreed on one thing only: surprise each other, the listener and it is constant pleasure. Program: - Full Circles - The Road Back Home - Chain of Events - Apparent Contrasts - She Says, He Says
MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Gayle - Barcella - Cabras
Charles Gayle remains a living embody and voice of the great African American tradition; his sincerity and intensity are recognized as unique and absolutely dazzling, live and on a recording. With drummer Giovanni Barcella and double bass player Manolo Cabras, the encounter is each time immediate and enchanting, the musical cohesion and the respect of the three musicians for each other for ever endless. Program: - Point Around - Tune Down - Charles's Speech - Sun Sin - Smile You Are on Air
Unusual Encounters: Astor Klezmer Trio
The Astor Klezmer Trio derives its name from a combination of two very different cultures: Jewish Klezmer music and sensuous Argentine tango, as embodied by its most important representative (Astor Piazzolla) . Still, the leap to take from Klezmer to Tango was not a giant one in the Jewish community of Buenos Aires in the 1920’s: Jewish musicians quite naturally began playing tangos, while Argentinian composers started writing tangos in Yiddish. Teaming up with acclaimed flute player Marc Grauwels, Klezmer singer and violinist Joëlle Strauss shines a light on the roots and the essence of this music. Program: - Doyna - Broygez - Klezmer Suite - Der Heyser Bulgar - Sirba - Ikh hob dikh tsufil lib - Kum leybke tantsn - Libertango - Oblivion - Chiquilín de Bachín
MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Compro Oro
Compro Oro takes you on a Twang-American, psychedelic underground road trip to Africa, the Middle East and the Americas! Ghent based latin jazz collective Compro Oro released their catchy debut in 2015. The band explored traditional latin and cuban rhythms intermingled with wild guitar riffs and exotic vibraphone infusions. On the new album, ‘Suburban Exotica’, released in October 2019, the band takes things yet one step further, adding the sounds of the Middle East to the mix. Program: - 10$ Jeans Jacket - 11$ iPhone - Mogadishu - Miami New Wave - Lalibela - Baobab - Geef Je Geld - Kruitvat
Technique doesn't exist - Julien Libeer - Maria João Pires - Donald Sturrock
An intimate portrait of Julien Libeer is sketched based on his own experiences as a promising pianist as well as some insights of his teacher, the famous pianist Maria João Pires. Donald Sturrock, the former producer at the BBC, talks about his first encounters with Libeer and what he admires in his playing.
Glass Bead Game Talk #1 - Jura Margulis
First episode of Glass Bead Game Talks with a leading pianist and pedagogue and head of the keyboard department at the MUK - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien: Jura Margulis. "What’s the proper place for Art in society?", Hermann Hesse asked in "The Glass Bead Game", back in 1943. In Glass Bead Game Talks Julien Libeer explores the evolutions in the classical music industry, through conversations with artists, managers, record producers, journalists and members of the audience.
MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Steiger
Three musicians with a strong musical identity enter into conversation through self-written compositions and free improvisations. They stand side by side and draw the listener along in their playful and philosophical explorations through jazz, rock, improvisation, electronic and classical music. In other words a jazztrio playing with a rock 'n roll attitude! Program: - Sturm Der Liebe - Bachfag - Saint Roch - Berlin Revisited - Kayip - Part One
A Ceremony of Carols - Bart Van Reyn - Vlaams Radiokoor
The Flemish Radio Choir performs the annual Christmas concert with classical works and well-known Christmas Carols at Flagey. An all-time favourite is Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, a perfect expression of the rich British tradition, with atmosphere, fun and an authentic Christmas spirit guaranteed. Program: - A Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten - Ave Maria - Franz Biebl - Quatre Motets Pour Le Temps de Noël - Francis Poulenc - Nocturne for Harp Solo - Alan Hovhaness - O Salutaris Hostia - Eriks Esenvalds - Aleih Neiri - Anonymous & Chaim Parchi - And also: Ding Dong! Merrily On High – The Oxen – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Silent Night – Jingle Bells