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Musica Favola & Stephan Van Dyck

Pieter Paul Rubens knew better than anybody else how to combine the realist Flemish tradition of painting with imaginative, classical themes from mythology. For Rubens’ musical contemporaries too – composers such as Monteverdi, Zamponi, Caccini, Cavalli and Frescobaldi – mythological stories were an exceedingly fertile source of inspiration. Ensemble Musica Favola compiled a wonderful concert programme with 17th-century Italian music, focusing on the epic voyages of Ulysses.The Brussels tenor Stephan Van Dyck studied with René Jacobs and William Christie, contributing to more than sixty recordings with music from the Middle Ages to the classical period. In this baroque repertoire his clear, expressive voice shows itself to best advantage.
 
This concert starts at 7 p.m. with an introduction dealing with Rubens and mythology (Dutch spoken). Your concert ticket also admits to the prestigious exhibition Palazzo Rubens: the Master as Architect (6 – 10 p.m.).
 
Performers
Hannelore De Vaere, harp | Frank Agsterribbe, organ & harpsichord | Wim Maseele, theorbo & guitar | Martin Bauer, viol | Adrien Mabire, cornett | Stephan Van Dyck, tenor & artistic direction