For Het Collectief, Mahler’s Song of the Earth will always remain connected to the accursed year 2020. And not just because of the corona crisis. When we had finished the recording session at the beginning of January, we did not know that our conductor, and the arranger of this new Mahler transcription Reinbert de Leeuw, would die a good month later.
Het Collectief has reserved the first days of 2022 to record a new version of Messiaen's 'Quatuor pour la fin du temps'. We already released the work on CD in 2008, but thought it was worth recording our new impressions from the last few years.
If all goes well, Het Collectief will have a busy period ahead.
In Belgium and the Netherlands we perform a whole series of concerts where you can discover the twentieth century repertoire in all its shapes and colours.
Take a look at our agenda, you will undoubtedly find something to your taste.