Bart Rodyns, organ
Wim Brabants, traverso

 

 

Bart Rodyns and Wim Brabants are performing a concert for organ and baroque flute with music of the eighteenth century .

The programm includes sonatas for organ obbligato with traverso, sonatas for traverso and basso continuo and pieces for organ solo by J.S. Bach, G.Ph. Telemann, M. Corrette, J.L. Krebs, J.W. Hertel and others.


Available pitches:

A = from 392 Hz to 417 Hz - different traversos after I.H. Rottenburgh
A = from 428 Hz to 432 Hz - traverso after A. Grenser
A = 440 Hz to 453 Hz - traverso after I.H. Rottenburgh (A = 392 - 405 Hz) with transposition of the flute parts (common practice in the 18th century)

Audio clips (YouTube):
- G.F. Handel: Sonata in G major HWV 363b
- J.S. Bach: Sonata in G minor BWV 1020
- G.Ph. Telemann: Solo in F major TWV 41:F3
- G.Ph. Telemann: Solo in G major TWV 41:G9

References 2015 and 2016:
- Órgão. Festival Internacional do Porto e Grande Porto (October 2015)
- Les Amis de l'Orgue de Coignières (March 2016)

 
 

Bart Rodyns began his musical career at the Academy of Music in Lier, where he collected several prizes at a young age. He studied organ and harpsichord with Dieter Van Handenhoven. Later he studied at the Music Conservatories of Antwerp and Maastricht. His principal teachers were Dorthy de Rooij, Hans Leenders, Joris Verdin and Marcel Verheggen. He concluded his studies with a Master of Musician Organ and Theory with the highest distinction. He followed master classes with Naji Hakim (F) and Andrea Marcon (I).

Bart won several prizes at international competitions in Birmingham and Leiden, and in Belgium (Brussels, Halle and Kortrijk). He has made recordings for the Belgian, Dutch, French, Danish and Hungarian radio and was nominated for Klara’s Music Award 2010. He plays concerts all over Europe and the USA.

The vocal and instrumental ensemble 'Euterpe Baroque Consort' of which Bart is the artistic leader and keyboardplayer, interprets authentic music on historical instruments. With this ensemble he played important concerts for Flanders Festival and radio Klara. Together with the tenor Jan Van Elsacker he established the ensemble 'Il Trionfo'. He is the preferred keyboard player of Wim Becu’s ensemble 'Oltremontano'. And at the end of 2013 he re-established the historical ensemble 'The Party' (1860) in wich he plays the pressure reed organ, with soprano Hendrickje van Kerckhove, violinist Eliot Lawson and double bass player Lode Leire.

Bart Rodyns also collects historical keyboards, including harpsichords (replica of Ruckers and Delin), a continuo organ (Jos Moors 2012), an Erard square piano(1803), a Mustel Kunstharmonium (1928) and some 19th century reed organs (Debain and Alexandre). He is also appointed as organist of the Forceville organ (ca.1720) at Broechem.

His repertoire includes music from the Renaissance up to contemporary music.

Website: Bart Rodyns

 

Wim Brabants studied at the Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and The Hague Conservatories under Frans Vester, Barthold Kuijken and other teachers. He took a master’s degree for the Boehm flute and obtained first prizes for chamber music and traverso.

From 1977 to 2015 Wim Brabants has been teaching the flute and chamber music at LUCA, School of Arts in Leuven.

He is the founder and artistic leader of the baroque ensembles ‘Le Plaisir des Dames’ and ‘La Fonte Barocca’ and also helms the pre-romantic ensemble ‘Quadro Viegas’ (harp, flute, violin and violoncello on period instruments) .
His ensembles are invited to play numerous concerts all over Europe.

In 1992 he discovered three previously unknown sonatas for recorder and harpsichord by count Unico Wilhelm Van Wassenaer, which were edited in modern print in 1993. In 2015 an unknown flute concerto by Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin was revealed by Wim Brabants. Together with Frank Theuns he is editing some concertos of Quantz and both concertos of Buffardin.

Since 1995 Wim Brabants has been conducting his own orchestra: Brabelio. Nearly two hundred concerts with this orchestra have since then been performed all over Belgium, the Netherlands and France.

The Belgian Early Music Community has elected Wim Brabants as artist in residence for 2016.

Website: Wim Brabants