The Victor Hugo Association is pleased to invite you to this concert of baroque music with Flemish compositions by Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741) and Pierre Hercule Brehy (1673-1737), proposed by Frank Agsteribbe, cantoLX and the Ensemble of the Saint-Marc Chapel.
If there is one European period in music, it is indeed the Baroque period of the 17th and 18th centuries, as evidenced by the Flemish music, very much influenced by French music, which is one of the most striking examples.
Véronique Nosbaum (soprano)
Jonathan de Ceuster (Countertenor)
Peter de Laurentiis (tenor)
Gunther Vandeven (bass)
Art Direction: Ensemble de la Chapelle Saint Marc
Organ: Frank Agsteribbe
Booking is compulsory by email to email@example.com
(respect of sanitary measures)
with the support of the Institut français du Luxembourg
Hector Fiocco fuses in his works the writing styles he is closest to, influenced by his father’s Italy and inspired by the prolific French music close to Brussels. His father, Pietro Antonio Fiocco, a renowned Venetian composer, invited by all the European courts, notably composed prologues for four operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully, before settling in the Belgian capital.
Anyone familiar with André Campra’s motets will not be able to help but think of the French composer and of the very French way of handling ornamentation as described in Montéclair’s treatise when listening to certain passages of Brehy‘s Requiem. As for his motets, they take the form of the Italian four-part motet, with basso continuo and violin tops, for a new Flemish style that is strongly influenced by the French in the conduct of the musical phrase, its articulation and ornamentation.
“The Victor Hugo Association, a non-profit-making association recognised as being of public utility and committed to the defence of the French language and culture, also supports original and ambitious projects when they are anchored in Luxembourg or have a European scope. It is pleased to promote this original project presented by the only professional vocal ensemble in the country (four CDs and a nomination for the International Music Awards) which, at the end of 2019, recorded with et’cetera with the Ensemble de la Chapelle Saint-Marc de Jean Halsdorf these luminous works never before recorded or edited, which we are delighted to present to the public.” B. Théret