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Philippe Herreweghe

Philippe Herreweghe (Conductor)

Born: 2nd May 1947, Ghent

Nationality: Belgian

Philippe Maria François Herreweghe, Knight Herreweghe is a Belgian conductor and choirmaster.

Herreweghe founded La Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale Gent and is renowned as a conductor, with a repertoire ranging from Renaissance to early Romantic classical music. He specialises in Baroque music, with a particular focus on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Recording of the Week, Brahms choral discs from Gardiner and Herreweghe

Gardiner follows his recording of the complete symphonies with an account of the Deutsches Requiem that scores highly on textual clarity, whilst Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent offer luminous performances of the Alto Rhapsody (with Ann Hallenberg as soloist) and Schicksalsied.

Recording of the Week, Bach Motets from Herreweghe

The Belgian Bach scholar and conductor and Collegium Vocale Gent return to works which they first recorded back in 1981, bringing crystal-clear textures, impeccable intonation and excellent ensemble to the six motets.

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