“The year was 1991, the venue, the church of Tourinne-la-Grosse, the harpsichordist, Davitt Moroney. The enthusiastic audience witnessed the first recital of what was to become a festival that has lost none of its momentum since.
Its purpose was to offer a meeting place for harpsichord players and lovers, and since then the festival has welcomed numerous musicians in the course of its history.
Its repertoire has evolved continuously, comprising masterworks, forgotten works, unpublished works ... Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Goldberg Variations, French suites, suites by Handel, sonatas by Scarlatti, Harpsichord works by Louis and François Couperin, by Marchand, Froberger, Draghi, Purcell ...
A spring festival held in some of the most beautiful venues in Brabant Walloon like the little Saint Pierre church of Upigny, the Chapel Marie la Misérable of Woluwé-St-Lambert, the church Saint Nicolas of la Hulpe, or even a castle somewhere in Hamme-Mille.
In the wake of the festival, there are also "The Harpsichord on Thursdays" and the "Espace Mikrokosmos", whose programs are a perfect foil for those of "Le Clavecin à Tourinnes". ..“
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