DUO KATRIEN BAERTS & BART VERHEYEN
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Since 2006 Katrien forms a Lied duo with pianist Bart Verheyen. For the first two years they have had coaching from Inge Spinette, repetitor at La Monnaie. In 2007 Katrien and Bart have been selected to participate for two years in the 'International Lied Masterclasses' with Udo Reinemann and internationally renowned musicians as Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Hartmut Höll, Roger Vignoles and Edith Wiens. In 2011 Katrien and Bart became first laureate of the 'Forte Limburg' Competition.
Weill, Zemlinsky, Korngold en Eisler: two generations of composers who fled from Hitler's Nazi Regime in the early 30's and sought refuge in America.The emotional core of this program 'In Exile' finds its summon in Zemlinsky's Wanderers Nachtlied.
EROS & THANATOS
Olivier Messiaen's Harawi, the rarely performed Peruvian-French counterpart of the Tristan & Isolde-saga, is hereby complemented with German songs drenched in the same theme: fatal love.
KRONE DES LEBENS, LIEBE, BIST DU!
Beautiful German Lieder which sing of love in all her aspects: loving, devastating or happy love, the love from a mother for a child, nostalgic, unreachable or platonic love, a fairy-tale… The center-piece of every composer that we present consists of an utterly dramatic song in dialogue, in which the interpreters can indulge all their empathy and virtuosity.