Mais la palme revient à un ensemble instrumental rendant magnifiquement justice à une palette de timbres étonnante.” - SOPHIE ROUGHOL

— DIAPASON

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Curious about a bigger picture in musical history? Our inquisitive nature brings you fresh views on famous masterpieces, as well as truly interesting discoveries of historically related music.

Ons advies: vergeet al die bassetten en andere hoorns, en geniet vooral van het levendige, kleurrijke en ontspannen samenspel van het uitgebreide Terra Nova Collective o.l.v. Vlad Weverbergh” - BART TIJSKENS

— KLARA

Once in a while a disc lands on my desk with music by a composer I had never heard of. Johan Adam - or Joannes Adamus Josephus - Faber has no entry in New Grove and very little about him is known” - Johan van Veen

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The research and dramaturgy of David Vergauwen form an integral part of Terra Nova Collective’s profile.

‘Musique légère et sans prétention, mais interprétée avec verve.’”

— LA LIBRE BELGIQUE

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CD REVIEW: RYELANDT written by Knopskaya april 26, 2020 

JOSEPH RYELANDT (1870-1965) – MYSTIEKE ROMANTICUS MET EEN MOOI VERHAAL.
 

Terra Nova Collective selecteerden zorgvuldig de meest geschikte solisten om dit album tot een unieke tijdscapsule te maken naar het culturele gebeuren tussen Leuven-Mechelen en Brugge rond de eeuwwisseling, Bruges-la-morte-nostalgie in een doosje. Een mooie reis door ruimte en tijd, en dit helemaal hier en nu en bovendien van in ons kot te beleven.

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TORENCONCERTEN postponed 

Due to the Covid-19 crisis TORENCONCERTEN Schoten in august 2020 is postponed. 
More news about new date soon available. 

Please contact our office for more information. 

HET TERRA NOVA COLLECTIVE KOMT TIEN KEER NAAR UW KOT 

Het Terra Nova Collective brengt –  ondanks we artistiek leider Vlad Weverberg de klarinet al een aantal keren live zagen bovenhalen via de sociale media – dan wel geen live concerten tijdens deze moeilijke periode. Ze vulden hun website wel met de meest waardevolle momenten van de afgelopen concertseizoenen. U kunt van tien extra video’s met muzikale opvoeringen van de bovenste plank genieten vanuit uw eigen kot.

https://www.cultuurpakt.be/concerten/het-terra-nova-collective-komt-tien-keer-naar-uw-kot/

 

 

NEW BOOK JOSEPH RYELANDT a cultural biography 

JOSEPH RYELANDT a cultural biography by DAVID VERGAUWEN.

Today, fin-de-siècle Bruges is known especially for the poetry of Guido Gezelle, the novels by Georges Rodenbach and the paintings by Fernand Khnopff. Lesser known is the composer who also worked there and who around 1900 would become one of Belgium’s most important composers. Born in 1870, Joseph Ryelandt would turn out to be one of the chief representatives of the late-romantic style in Belgium. Like his collegues in painting or literature, he would soon find international renown. 

Ryelandt was a proud citizen of the city of Bruges. He was born, he lived and he spent most of his life in Bruges. He died and was burried there and his family tree stretches back to medieval times. Some of his family members were intimitly connected to the history of the city. Ryelandt’s artistic scope however reached well beyond the borders of his home town. He corresponded with international stars like Eugène Ysaÿe and with prominent composers such as Edward Elgar, Vincent d’Indy and Charles 

JOSEPH RYELANDT a cultural biography 

Koechlin. He kept in touch with many other important writers and poets of his day. 

This book tells the story of the life and work of this fascinating composer. His story is set against the unique background of the social and political context of the day; Ryelandt was a French- speaking progressive catholic living in Flanders. He will become a guide on a tour around the cultural life in Belgium between the fin-de-siècle and the Second World War. His music can be heared as a soundtrack to Rodenbachs masterpiece ‘Bruges-la-morte’. 

This study was based on unique source material, amongst other the archive of the family Ryelandt