CD

Portrait d'un artiste

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)
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Title
Portrait d'un artiste
Conductor
Philippe Herreweghe 1947-
Publisher
Harmonia Mundi, 1992
3 cd's
Playing time
03:23:00
EAN
3149025050427
CDR
DBX2136
Placing suggestion
31 - Missen, oratoria, cantates, passionen, ... (NBLC) K6 - Koorwerken (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 11 times in Flemish libraries

About Philippe Herreweghe

Philippe, Knight Herreweghe (born 2 May 1947) is a Belgian conductor.

Early life

Herreweghe was born 2 May 1947 in Ghent. He received his first piano lessons from his mother.

In his school years at the University of Ghent, Herreweghe combined studies in medical science and psychiatry with a musical education at the Ghent Conservatory, where Marcel Gazelle, Yehudi Menuhin's accompanist, was his piano teacher.

Career

In the same period, he began conducting and in 1970 he founded the Collegium Vocale Gent with a group of fellow students.

Very soon Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt took notice of his musical approach, and invited him and the Collegium Vocale Gent to join them in their recordings of the complete Bach cantatas.

Herreweghe's approach to Baroque music was soon drawing praise and in 1977 he founded another ensemble in …Read more on Wikipedia