Five Centuries of Flemish Music

Jan Devlieger, Harpsichord & Virginal

Today, little attention is being paid to a valuable part of the musical heritage of Flanders. Its repertoire for the harpsichord deserves better than the cavalier treatment it is getting. This program ambitiously, undertakes to cover a 500-year span, from Isaak up to and including Schroyens. Not to cover it completely, of course, but to offer a compelling listen, a colorful kaleidoscope of styles, played on a double manual Franco-Flemish harpsichord and a virginal. Works by Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450-1517), Josquin des Prez (ca. 1440-1521), Anonymous (17th century), Josse Boutmy (1697-1779), Dieudonné Raick (1703-1790), Charles Joseph van Helmont (1715-1790), Matthias van den Gheyn (1721-1785), Franciscus Krafft (1729-1795) & Raymond Schroyens (1933).