Diana Baroni, viola - Guadalupe del Moral, violin - Patricia Gagnon, viola - Hager Hanana, cello
At the end of the 1770s, in response to the changing musical tastes of the Viennese public, the writing of composers turned away from the nobility - who could less afford to finance an orchestra - to cultivate the opportunities offered by the young industry local musical publishers: chamber music, small pieces for entertainment, transcriptions of sym-phonies ... One of the most influential citizens of Vienna, Johan Baptiste Vanhal, will become a highly respected composer and freelance interpreter. Free-spirited and pious, he was like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the first independent who broke with the codes of the time, without having to sit at the table of the rich, by providing for his needs through education or by writing on order, according to customer's expectations and fashion. Solicited, questioned, diverted, always in the midst of the most intense quarrels, the taste-whether it is good, either bad or in the air of the time-remains at the heart of reflections and aesthetic tendencies, all along the baroque age and well beyond. According to our taste buds, there are four basic tastes: sweetness, salinity, sourness, bitterness. The fifth taste, umami was defined by a Japanese teacher, from umai delicious, and taste. A nod to this phenomenon, we borrow in Japan this sensual and refined term UMAMI, in the idea of making listening to our program much more greedy and tasty.
Ensemble Amalthée: Created at the initiative of two Brussels Philharmonic musicians, Caroline Chardonnet and Joris Van den Hauwe, this ensemble offers solo, duet, trio, quartet and quintet concerts. It is intended to convey a certain idea of classical music, based on the relationship with heritage or natural sites of beauty or spirituality, and to foster contact with the public.
Before concert: From 18h to 19h at the Salle du Presbytère, hosted by Hugo Reyne, our artistic director, this is a meeting with the artists who will tell us about their program and their career.