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From Thu 21.01.16
  • Mal Pelo / María Muñoz

    As cofounder of the Catalan dance company Mal Pelo, María Muñoz is one of the most respected personalities in Spanish contemporary dance. During Bach Academy Bruges, her internationally acclaimed solo performance Bach will be given its Belgian premiere. To the sound of Glenn Gould’s recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, María Muñoz draws us into a series of concentrated efforts to capture the music in dance. With interiorised dedication to pure movement, she brings together body, dance and music in a highly intriguing way. Dancing on the verge of fragile trance and adding lustre to the piece with her superlative stage presence, Muñoz interprets the score’s sprightly notes as if her body were simply one more element of the stave.… Read more

  • Buxtehude. Membra Jesu nostri

    Feet, knees, hands, side, chest, heart and face: in Membra Jesu nostri Dieterich Buxtehude contemplates seven different parts, of Christ's crucified body. This magnificent, meditative passion piece provides the perfect opening for a Bach Academy Bruges dedicated to one of Bach’s great examples. It reveals Buxtehude and the early Baroque at their most beautiful and most intimate, raw sonority next to heavenly bliss. And don’t forget: throughout the week you can witness the creation process during Collegium Vocale Gent’s open rehearsals!… Read more

  • Bach 1

    After Buxtehude’s vocal contemplation Membra Jesu nostri, you can enjoy the delights of harpsichord duo Skip Sempé and Olivier Fortin, who are now familiar friends at the Concertgebouw. Their sparkling recital in the late evening revolves around arrangements, not only of Bach’s music, but also of works that paved Bach’s way. You’ll hear, among other things, Bach concertos in a unique arrangement and works from Vivaldi and Marcello. Two brilliant and perfectly attuned musicians at the keyboard, a meeting you mustn’t miss.… Read more

  • Bach Close-up

    New in Bach Academy Bruges: the Bach Close-up. In this interactive lecture-performance, Bach fanatic and gifted speaker Ignace Bossuyt and the musicians of BachPlus analyse one of Bach’s most beautiful cantatas, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit. Because this piece is a very early cantata, still greatly influenced by its predecessors, it fits in perfectly with the Buxtehude theme of the festival. Live-played music examples help you to discover what makes this cantata so special, so you can afterwards fully enjoy a complete performance.… Read more

  • Bach, before and after

    After five editions in the Our Lady of the Blind Chapel, Bach Academy Bruges moves for the first time to St. Walburga’s Church. There Bernard Foccroulle – who has complete recordings of Bach’s and Buxtehude’s organ works among his many achievements - plays Cacheux’s historic instrument from 1735. The programme promises us a colourful selection: from the early German organ school with Scheidemann and Weckmann to Foccroulle’s own compositions, such as A Tribute to Buxtehude. From the Thomas Cantor himself we hear the famous ‘Dorian’ Toccata and Fugue and a choral arrangement from Clavier-Übung III, ‘the German Organ Mass’.… Read more

  • Bach 2

    Arrangements are far from a new phenomenon. Even Bach liked to arrange the music of composers he admired, such as Vivaldi and Buxtehude. There is no objection then to five members of the Collegium Vocale Gent orchestra doing the same to the music of the two stars of this Bach Academy. These arrangements give us a fresh take on the timeless music of Bach and Buxtehude.… Read more

  • Bach. Sin and Forgiveness

    Featuring a few greatest hits, this chock-full concert by Bach specialist John Butt and his Dunedin Consort offers something for everyone and music to suit every mood. With their musical guest English countertenor Iestyn Davies, the Scots tackle, for instance, two wonderful early motets, one of which is Buxtehude’s Klag-Lied (Lament), which is as simple as it is heartrending. From the Thomas Cantor himself they perform two cantatas, the most intimate of the six Brandenburg Concertos and perhaps his most popular violin concerto, with Italian-Dutch violinist Cecilia Bernardini taking the lead.… Read more

  • Bach & Bier

    Even Bach occasional leaps right out of the box. In the appetising concept Bach & Beer we get to enjoy the best that Bruges’s city brewery De Halve Maan has to offer, plus two of Bach’s Cello Suites. American Cellist Steuart Pincombe and brewer Xavier Vanneste also provide a brief explanation. For those who wish it: after the second performance, you can dine in the adjoining brewery.… Read more

  • Bach & Bier

    Even Bach occasional leaps right out of the box. In the appetising concept Bach & Beer we get to enjoy the best that Bruges’s city brewery De Halve Maan has to offer, plus two of Bach’s Cello Suites. American Cellist Steuart Pincombe and brewer Xavier Vanneste also provide a brief explanation. For those who wish it: after the second performance, you can dine in the adjoining brewery.… Read more

  • Bach 4

    This afternoon, playing together on one piano, regular Concertgebouw guests Inge Spinette and Jan Michiels take a dip in the world of György Kurtág. Just like the composer and his wife Márta, this duo combine Kurtág’s playful mini-compositions, Játékok, with his transcriptions of Bach’s choral preludes. In those works, Kurtág achieved a unique spirituality and serenity.… Read more

  • Bach & Buxtehude. Cantatas

    As usual, Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent close the Bach Academy with music by the Thomas Cantor himself. This time they set Bach’s cantata Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott alongside a work by Buxtehude, with the same text and the same melody. Remember that you can also witness the preparatory work, during the open rehearsals on 20 and 21 January.… Read more