Muziek in de Kapel
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Music from Lassus, Gombert, Crecquillon, Janequin, de Rore and Sweelinck, among others.
Pieter Bruegel is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating painters from the 16th century Netherlands. No one else painted nature so precisely and forcefully, the course of the seasons, the human being in his popular habitat. But he was also a master in brushing surreal characters or situations à la Jeroen Bosch, with or without religious overtones. His eye for detail and accuracy still surprises many a museum visitor. Famous collectors such as Emperor Rudolf II had already created a whole collection of Bruegel's works by the end of the sixteenth century. But also rich citizens, art collectors from Antwerp and Brussels bought his works. With "Bruegel" Utopia brings a varied anthology of music from Bruegel's time. In compiling this program, Utopia was inspired by the paintings "The Triumph of Death", "The Tower of Babel", "The Fall of the Rebellious Angels", "Peasant Wedding" and "The Fight between Lent and Lent." Using compositions by contemporaries and local people, Utopia wants to create an atmospheric portrait of Bruegel and bring the different "layers" of his character back to life. For example, it was recently discovered through infrared photography that Dulle Griet originally protruded her tongue. Bruegel subsequently decided to paint only strict lip contours. With "Bruegel", Utopia brings a fascinating concert without self-censorship: folk songs, in contrast with religious works and devotees or some bawdy love songs, give the facets of our grandmaster of the canvas a new colour.