11.03.24, 20:00, Elias Agsteribbe & Wouter Valvekens
Sometimes a grumpy grandfather, sometimes the comedian of the orchestra. The bassoon – the nestor among the reed instruments – has many forms, but in terms of chamber repertoire it is a lot less spoiled than, say, the cello. Elias Agsteribbe, who has been devoted to the instrument from a young age, makes the case for a reversal. Assisted by pianist Wouter Valvekens, he brings the versatility of the bassoon into focus In doing so, he did not have to convince Camille Saint-Saëns and Nina Rota, since they enriched the bassoon literature with a sonata and a concerto. Schumann’s Stücke im Volkston and Chopin’s Barcarolle, on the other hand, receive a fresh reedy coat of sound.