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Brussels Muzieque presents Bassoon Quartet concert in Brussels on 20 January

16:38 08/01/2024

Collaborative classical music platform Brussels Muzieque kicks off the new year with a unique musical adventure at the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) on 20 January.

The Bassoon Ensemble concert presents an unconventional musical formation, featuring the rich and resonant tones of the bassoon, complemented by a string trio.

The musicians perfoming for the evening are: Gordon Fantini, solo Bassoonist of the Belgian National Orchestra; Sarah Oates, concertmaster of Opera Ballet Amsterdam; Mihai Cocea, solo viola of the Brussels Philharmoni; and Dmitry Silvian, solo cello of the Belgian National Orchestra.

Experience the magic of classical compositions reimagined for this extraordinary combination of instruments, starting with a transcendent transcription of Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major. The bassoon takes centre stage, weaving its unique voice into Mozart's timeless melodies. Discover the hidden depths and unexpected beauty that this unconventional formation brings to Mozart's masterful composition.

Explore the haunting beauty of Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet, a piece that pushes the boundaries of conventional chamber music. Britten's work, originally written for oboe and strings, finds new life in this daring arrangement, showcasing the ensemble's ability to breathe fresh vitality into established classics.

The programme culminates in a rare gem - an original quartet for this formation by Francois Devienne, a French virtuoso and contemporary of Mozart. Devienne's Quartet for Bassoon and Strings unveils the expressive range of the wind instrument, highlighting its capacity to engage and enchant alongside the string trio.

This concert is not just a performance; it's a historical journey through unconventional formations and innovative interpretations. Join us for an evening of sonic exploration, where tradition meets innovation, and the boundaries of classical music are expanded by the artistry of these exceptional musicians.

Bassoon Ensemble
20 January, 17.00
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Rue Montagne de la Cour 2
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Written by The Bulletin