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Cultuurcentrum Merksem, Antwerp


Come and dance or just listen and enjoy: a unique collection of folk dances, waltzes and tangos!


A great deal of the European repertoire finds its roots in dance music. In the form of ancient folk songs or court dances, melodies and rhythms filed social life and gathered people together. 

During the Baroque era concerts started taking place, first in royal chambers, then in front of big audiences. Although music was no longer meant to accompany movements, composers kept often the original names and features of those dances until today. 

Starting with one of J.S.Bach masterpieces, the Chaconne in d minor, this program brings a collection of dance-inspired works from the quartet member’s countries of origin (Germany, Belgium and Spain) written by W. Fitzenhagen, J. Jongen and I. Albéniz respectively. Closing with a set of Three Tangos originally composed in 2009 for cello quartet by Harry Schröder, this musical journey brings us overseas as well with the master of this very same dance: Astor Piazzolla.

More info about the concert here!


J.S. BACH | Chaconne in d minor from Partita No. 2 for solo violin , BWV 1004 

W. FITZENHAGEN | Konzertwalzer op.31 

J. JONGEN | Deux pièces op. 89 | Légende - Danses 

I. ALBÉNIZ | Tango 

A. PIAZZOLLA | Oblivion 

A. PIAZZOLLA | Invierno Porteño 

H. SCHRÖDER | Three Tangos for cello quartet  


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