Julian Prégardien & Frank Agsteribbe CANCELLED

Unfortunately this concert is cancelled because Julian Prégardien is ill. The performance is rescheduled to a later date next season: Thursday 26 February 2015, 9.00 p.m. Your concert ticket is remains valid. If you cannot attend on 26 February 2015, your ticket will be reimbursed. In that case please contact the AMUZ ticket desk: | +32 (0)3 292 36 80. We apologize for the inconvenience.


The deepest suffering often results in the most beautiful works of art … A theory that is certainly applicable to the repertoire for Holy Week. From polyphonic lamentations to baroque tenebrae: countless grippingly beautiful compositions break the darkness with musical splendour. Thus also Joseph Haydn’s Musica instrumentale sopra le sette ultime parole and the seven special songs that Frank Agsteribbe allowed to be breathed upon by this work.

Haydn composed his Sieben Letzte Worte initially for orchestra. Soon versions for smaller instrumental strengths originated, but also as an oratorio the composition was widely acclaimed. The religious underpinning and the special performance context of Haydn’s setting inspired Frank Agsteribbe to a creation of his own. Julian Prégardien will officiate in this highly individual meditation, with seven songs that reflect on, comment on and interpret
Haydn’s original.

In cooperation with Klara Festival

Julian Prégardien, tenor | Frank Agsteribbe, fortepiano

J. Haydn: Die Sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (version for fortepiano) | F. Agsteribbe: seven songs