B'Rock Vocal Consort (foto Pablo Palmieri)

Monteverdi in Flanders

B’Rock Vocal Consort & Orchestra
Fri 10 May 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Fri 10 May 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Fri 10 May 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Interval 21:00
    Grote Zaal


Nicolas Gombert Motet 'In illo tempore loquente Jesu'
Claudio Monteverdi Kyrie en Christe from Missa In illo tempore
Adrian Willaert Dixit Dominus
Claudio Monteverdi Dixit secondo from Selva morale e spirituale 
Claudio Monteverdi Crucifixus from Selva morale e spirituale
Claudio Monteverdi Gloria from Selva morale e spirituale
Giaches de Wert Cruda Amarilli
Claudio Monteverdi Cruda Amarilli from Madrigals book V
Cipriano de Rore Se ben il duol
Claudio Monteverdi Sfogava con le stelle from Madrigals book IV
Claudio Monteverdi O rosetta che rosetta from Scherzi musicali
Claudio Monteverdi Zefiro torna from Scherzi musicali
Claudio Monteverdi Hor che l’ciel e la terra from Madrigals book VIII


B’Rock Vocal Consort & Orchestra
Andreas Küppers artistic direction

Sources of inspiration of a famous chapel master

The adventurous Belgian ensemble B’Rock sheds light on the journey that Claudio Monteverdi made from Mantua to Flanders in 1599. As the famous maestro di capella of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga, Monteverdi was well-versed in the polyphonic music that spread across Europe like an oil slick from the southern Netherlands. Now he was setting foot on Flemish soil for the first time. 

Flanders was the birthplace of Josquin Desprez, Adrian Willaert, Orlando di Lasso, Nicolas Gombert and Giaches de Wert, all Franco-Flemish composers who had swarmed out to Italy and Spain. Standing on the shoulders of these giants, Monteverdi developed a new style in his madrigals that led to the birth of opera. At the same time, he incorporated motets from Nicolas Gombert in his more traditional Missa in illo tempore. This program bridges the gap between eras, and is a timeless conversation between Monteverdi and his Flemish sources of inspiration. 

Programme booklet (Dutch)