Dit is Belgisch
Muziek van Ysaÿe, Vanhecke, Lekeu e.a.
Het Collectief is one of Belgium’s top ensembles for 20th-century music. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, they present works by a few Belgian top composers who had their finger on the pulse of European culture and even played a determining role in it.
With his melodious expressionism, young Albert Huybrechts scooped the prestigious Sprague Coolidge Prize from under Béla Bartók's nose in 1926!
Talented Guillaume Lekeu died at the age of 24, but by then he had composed a series of masterpieces that stood out for their romantic impetuosity. What would he have composed if he had lived longer?
With a few gems by contemporary composers, we also give a voice to the new generation of Belgium’s rich musical tradition.
In its repertoire, Het Collectief focuses especially on the roots of modernism, and this completely Belgian programme is no exception. By consistently working with the same five musicians, they have developed their own intriguing sound.