Benoit: De Schelde / Brabbins, Royal Flemish Philharmonic

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A Dutch-language oratorio from one of the pioneers of the Flemish music scene! Peter Benoit was a rarity in the predominantly French-speaking cultural landscape of...
A Dutch-language oratorio from one of the pioneers of the Flemish music scene! Peter Benoit was a rarity in the predominantly French-speaking cultural landscape of Belgium, and a Dutch-language oratorio about the Scheldt River was of huge symbolic value. Depicting the river as a lifeline reflected the radical optimism of Benoit's cultural policy. He had chosen the subject well: few other European rivers had so often been the subject of cross-border conflicts, treaties, lawsuits, sieges, blockades, and battles as the Scheldt. For the libretto, Benoit collaborated with writer Emanuel Hiel, who had previously provided the libretto for Lucifer. Together they created a complex scenario, moving away from the narrative oratorio tradition, in which the river is used to depict a journey through national consciousness.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 28, 2014


  • UPC: 608917760125


  • Catalog Number: RFP 009


  • Label: Royal Flemish Philha


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Composer: Peter Benoit


  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Flemish Philharmonic


  • Performer: Defilharmonie



Works:


  1. De Schelde

    Composer: Peter Benoit

    Ensemble: Royal Flemish Philharmonic

    Conductor: Martyn Brabbins