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from October 18, 2023 until April 24, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
The Ton Koopman Library in the Koetshuis, Korte Meer 20A, 9000 Gent

Afterwork Concerts: Declassifying the Classics

Eventfrom October 18, 2023 until April 24, 2024

On Wednesdays, we enjoy a concert after work. For the next few months, on a Wednesday at 6 PM, our ‘Declassifying the classics’ researchers invite you to a concert at the historical Koetshuis in Ghent. The theme? “Varied repeats”, a practice at the heart of what it meant to be a composer-performer in Mozart’s time. Registration is required, but attendance is free. We look forward to welcoming you to an extraordinary series of concerts!

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Dcc Final

Embellishing works of M. Corrette, C.P.E. Bach, and J.G. Eckard by Vera Plosila, Anastasios & Orestis Zafeiropoulos

Date: 6 PM, October 18, 2023

Location: Korte Meer 20A, 9000 Ghent

In this opening concert of the 2023-2024 Declassifying the Classics series, we are proposing a chamber music programme around a 1786 Andreas Stein piano, which acts as both solo and continuo. We will perform works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with traverso, Michel Corrette with violoncello, and Johann Gottfried Eckard, exploring connections between the authors and their music, informed by our practice.


  • Vera Plosila - traverso
  • Orestis Zafeiropoulos - violoncello
  • Anastasios Zafeiropoulos - pianoforte


Michel Corrette (1707-1795)  
Sonata for violoncello and continuo in d minor, ‘Les délices de la solitude’ op. 20 no 2  
Paris [c. 1739] – 12’  
_I. Allegro  
II. Aria. Affettuoso  
III. Allegro Staccato_

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)  
Sonata for flute and obbligato in D major, Wq. 83  
Potsdam [c. 1745-1755] – 13’  
_I. Allegro un poco  
II. Largo  
III. Allegro_

Johann Gottfried Eckard (1735-1809)  
Keyboard sonata in g minor, op. 1 no 2  
Paris [c. 1763] – 10’  
_I. Allegro con spirito_

C. P. E. Bach
Sonata for flute and obbligato in E major, Wq. 84  
Potsdam [c. 1745-1755] – 15’  
_I. Allegretto  
II. Adagio di molto  
III. Allegro assai

Concert I-IV: Mit veränderten Reprisen by Tom Beghin

Performing on clavichord and fortepiano, Tom Beghin explores a once lively practice of varying repeats through two sets of keyboard sonatas—for a total of twelve, to be digested in groups of three: CPE Bach’s Sechs Sonaten mit veränderten Reprisen, Wq 50 (1760) and Mozart’s six “Munich” Sonatas K 279–285 (1774–75).

CONCERT I: November 15, 2023

Mozart Sonata in C Major, K 279
CPE Bach Sonata in F Major, Wq 50/1
Mozart Sonata in F Major, K 280

CONCERT II: December 6, 2023

Bach Sonata in G Major, Wq 50/2
Mozart Sonata in B-flat major, K 281
Bach Sonata in A Minor, Wq 50/3

CONCERT III: February 7, 2024

Mozart Sonata in E-flat Major, K 282
Bach Sonata in D Minor, Wq 50/4
Mozart Sonata in G Major, K 283

CONCERT IV: February 28, 2024

Bach Sonata in B-flat Major, Wq 50/5
Mozart Sonata in D Major, K 284
Bach Sonata in C Minor, Wq 50/6

Location: Korte Meer 20A, 9000 Ghent

Luca Montebugnoli & Laura Adriani

La bande de Gluck

Accompanied Piano Music in Revolutionary Paris

Luca Montebugnoli (piano) and Laura Andriani (violin) explore links with Christoph Willibald Gluck’s operas in the accompanied piano music of Jean-Louis Adam, Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, and Daniel Steibelt. Playing a 1791 Pascal Taskin square piano, freshly restored by Pianos Maene (Ruiselede), they bring to life pre- and post-revolutionary repertoire from the Parisian salon, alternating original music for piano and violin with arrangements.

Date: 6 PM, April 24, 2024

Location: Korte Meer 20A, 9000 Ghent


  • Luca Montebugnoli
  • Laura Andriani
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