Classical music
from Flanders

Explore classical music from Flanders and Brussels with an overview of artists and organisations, expert essays on early and contemporary music and a selection of contemporary tracks.

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Essays on early and contemporary music

New music in Flanders in the world

New music in Flanders in the world
When considering contemporary music in Flanders, one of our recurring conclusions is that our composers keep their finger on the pulse of many international trends. It is hard to think of a movement or a form of aesthetics without a Flemish composer riding its wave. In this contribution, however, we would like to reverse the roles and look for Flemish trends that spark an interest abroad. What Flemish music attracts international interest? In what field might our artists even be considered trendsetters?
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To consider and to commemorate.

To consider and to commemorate.
The importance that Flanders attaches to music is as old as the region itself. In historical retrospect, it is remarkable how, over the years, in Flanders knowing and practicing music has gained as prominent a place in society as listening to it. Since time immemorial, music has not only been used, created and savoured; it has also been developed, considered and studied.
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Early music in Flanders

Early music in Flanders
Today, the term ‘early music’ covers a wide range: all music composed since yesterday. That is at least how Jos van Immerseel, a well-known and important figure in the early music scene, describes it.
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