AEB-Master Class Series

Period: 17-22 August 2015. Application deadline: 1 May.

An intense, week-long master class for pre-professionals, in which – under the guidance of Jos van Immerseel and other Anima-musicians – historical performance practices in 19th and 20th century repertoire are explored.

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Carmina Burana: out now!

Probably no other work in music history has inspired such polemic as Carl’ Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina Burana (1936): an energetic ode to life and love – adored by millions, deemed simple and bombastic by others. No wall of sound or mass of strings on this recording though: Anima Eterna Brugge returns to the score,

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Flair & Flamboyance

Fauré | Elgar | Debussy | Saint-Saëns

In 2012, Anima’s acclaimed recording of Debussy’s La Mer, Images and Prélude à l’Après-Midi d’un Faune was issued by Zig-Zag territoires. In 2015, his Deux Danses are on the programme, featuring harpist Marjan de Haer. Elgar’s Serenade is also for strings only, whereas Fauré relies on the wind section for the delicate tones of his Pelléas et Mélisande, and in Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals percussion and a narrator are also deployed. The whole performance is full of energy and enchantment – the ultimate mix of Fin de Siècle and Belle Époque.

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Ezelstraat 122 (Ezelpoort)
8000 Brugge
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