Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet

Category:ensemble (instrumentaal), kwartet
Genre(s):barok, oude muziek, 20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Actual/previous members:Joris Van Goethem, Paul Van Loey, Tom Beets, Bart Spanhove


The Flanders Recorder Quartet (Bart Spanhove, Tom Beets, Paul Van Loey, Joris Van Goethem) has been thriving for more than 20 years and has developed into an ensemble that counts among the world top. After more than 1500 performances at the most coveted venues the ensemble has become a fixture in the world of early music. The quartet made about twenty pioneering CDs, with often unknown repertoire, and created about forty new compositions dedicated to the quartet. After two hundred years of neglect, The Flanders Recorder Quartet brings the recorder to the fore again. In an attractive way the ensemble convinces music lovers with an exceptional collection of 150 instruments, both replicas of period instruments and contemporary instruments. The daring and unique programmes, the expressive style of performance, the brilliant execution and the wilful distinctive features of the four recorder players have been acclaimed in the international press, from De Standaard (B) to the New York Times.


Selective discography

Matthew Locke - Consort of Fower PartsMatthew Locke - Consort of Fower Parts (2004)
early music
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Matthew Locke
ColoriColori (2001)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Walter Boeykens, Beethoven Academie, Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Prima La Musica, Rubio Strijkkwartet, Kamerorkest Sinfonia, Anne Boeykens, Tom Sol (...)
MagicMagic (2000)
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Diverse componisten
Bassano - Viva L'Amore, XVI-XVII SecoloBassano - Viva L'Amore, XVI-XVII Secolo (1999)
early music
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Henry VIII, Jeronimo Bassano II, Capilla Flamenca, anoniem, Ludovic Bassano, Anthony Holborne, Alfonso Ferrabosco (i) (...)
Armonia di FlautiArmonia di Flauti (1998)
early music, Baroque
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Tielman Susato, Heinrich Isaac, Johannes Ciconia, Anthony Holborne, Ryohei Hirose (...)
Sonata Pro TabulaSonata Pro Tabula (1998)
Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Giovanni Valentini, Antonio Bertali, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Johann Christoph Pezel (...)
Sei WillekommenSei Willekommen (1997)
Baroque, early music
Capilla Flamenca, Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Michaël Praetorius, Jacob van Eyck, anoniem, Cornelis De Leeuw, Guillaume Messaus, Dirk Janszoon Sweelinck (...)
Flemish Contemporary Recorder Music IFlemish Contemporary Recorder Music I (1995)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Paul Van Loey, Bart Spanhove, Joris Van Goethem, Geert Van Gele, Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Frans Geysen, Piet Swerts, Jan Van Landeghem (...)
Les NationsLes Nations (1990)
Baroque, early music
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Joris Van Goethem, Paul Van Loey, Geert Van Gele, Bart Spanhove, Carolus Hacquart, Heinrich Isaac

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
romanticism, early music, Baroque
Diverse uitvoerders

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