A visit to B-Classic, a chamber music festival in Tongeren, Belgium. The festival took place 21.-30.6.2013 in various locations in and around Tongeren, such as the Gallo-Romeins Museum, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwebasiliek and castles of Betho and 's Herenelderen.
The focus of this year's festival was on Finland. During the ten days, Finnish classics and contemporary pieces were performed together with some of the European masterpieces of chamber music. Mezzosoprano Virpi Räisänen, pianists Juhani Lagerspetz and Henri Sigfridsson, accordionist Niko Kumpuvaara and the Tempera Quartet played together with Belgian and Dutch musicians.
Filmmaker: Githa Hermans | githahermans.com
Producer: Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux | Eveliina Petäjäaho | finncult.be
Music: Beethoven's Sonata No. 11 in B Flat Major Op. 22 - IV. Rondo Allegretto by Daniel Veesey
With thanks to Kris Jannis and Bob Permentier of B-Classic, Danel Quartet, Niko Kumpuvaara, Juhani Lagerspetz, Virpi Räisänen and Tempera Quartet.
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