About Us

The ensemble for old music, Les Goûts-Authentiques, aims to present “authentic tastes” or music styles from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical in a colourful and lively way. 

The name Les Goûts-Authentiques is a nod to the term “Les Goûts-Réunis”, used by François Couperin in the first half of the 18th Century to describe the persuit of merging the French and Italian Baroque styles. He was convinced this symbiosis would lead to better music (world?).

The line-up of Les Goûts-Authentiques varies according to the program, and often the voice, recorder or harpsichord are put in the spotlight. The ensemble is always formed by artistic director Jan Devlieger. It is not uncommon for young and promising musicians to be engaged in this process, creating a cocktail of experience and youthful enthusiasm.

In the past, Les Goûts-Authentiques explored music by father Bach, sons of Johann Sebastian Bach, English and French baroque music, Bruegel program (music from the 16th century), but also projects including historical dance such as Le Roi tout cour(t).

From 2008 on, the following CDs were realized: “A due cembali obligati” (harpsichord duo), “The Submission” (sonatas and concertos of the Loeillet family), “The Delightful Companion” (recorder duos) and recently In “Vain the Am’rous Flute” with vocal and instrumental work by Purcell and contemporaries.

Les Goûts-Authentiques vzw is the producer of a number of CDs with Jan Devlieger on harpsichord, in which the repertoire of the Franco-Flemish 18th century harpsichord masters is central.