Saturday, 20 October 2018

Schubert is held in high esteem by many contemporary composers. One of them is Daan Janssens, who started a dialogue with the Schöne Müllerin herself for his latest composition.

Janssens follows the illfated miller’s tragic path and creates a new sonic world around the song texts: it goes in deep and sometimes disconcerts, but without ever losing sight of the original.

INLEIDING (Dutch only) Daan Janssens & Pieter Bergé, 19:45

Production SPECTRA & Festival 20/21 i.s.m. De Bijloke



Daan Janssens

Daan Janssens (Bruges, °1983) studied composition at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where he teaches composition and orchestreation since 2016. He has worked with SPECTRA, Nadar, I SOLISTI, Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, among others. He has composed two operas for the Ghent-based production house LOD: Les Aveugles (2012) and Menuet (2017).

Website Daan Janssens


Thomas E. Bauer

Baritone Thomas Bauer studied voice at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich. As a concert vocalist, opera performer and soloist he is very much in international demand and frequents many great ensembles and stages. He has sung several world premières of operas, and was awarded the prestigious Schneider-Schott Music Prize. Accompanied by Eine Schöne Müllerin, Thomas Bauer will effortlessly shift from the Romantic path to the fast lane of the contemporary.

Website Thomas E. Bauer

SPECTRA lead by Filip Rathé

SPECTRA specialises in new music that can touch today’s audiences to the core. SPECTRA has worked with composer Daan Janssens for years, including on his opera Menuet. Now composer and players are joining forces for Eine schöne Müllerin.


Grote Aula Maria Theresia

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 (Ingang Hogeschoolplein)
3000 3000 Leuven



H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20


Lijnen 1 en 2
Halte Sint-Michielskerk

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