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The Belgian School of Cello Playing

Since the nineteenth century, Belgium has produced many cellists that have made themselves heard worldwide. The most famous one is François Servais, the ‘Paganini of the Cello’. But there are many other cellists who have also helped shape what came to be known as the ‘Belgian School of Cello Playing’. More info

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CD: Duo Ardente plays Servais

Duo Ardente – Aleksandra Lelek (cello) & Maciej Zimka (accordion) plays Servais’ Fantaisie sur deux Airs russes opus 13 on their debut CD. The piece has been released on CD for the first time. Here in a transcription for cello and accordion, which makes sense. The CD also contains works by Sofija Gubajdulina (In Croce), Zbigniew Bargielski (Labyrint) and Astor …

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Servais! fils de l'harmonie

Peter François describes the close link between the Halle wind orchestra and the Servais family. Peter François, Servais, fils de l’harmonie! De familie Servais en de Halse Harmonie Halle, Koninklijke Harmonie Sinte-Cecilia, 2015 178 p., 141 ill. – ISBN: 9789090058290 More info

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Fantaisie polonaise

François Servais, Fantaisie polonaise, opus 19 & Souvenir de Czernowitz, opus 21 Euphonium, 2016 € 22 – available through the Servais Society

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Souvenir d'Anvers

François Servais, Souvenir d’Anvers for Cello and Piano Edited by Nicolas Deletaille Halle, Servais Society, 2016. Introduction by Peter François.

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La Romanesca

François Servais, La Romanesca for Cello and Quintet or Piano Halle, Servais Society, 2016. Introduction by Peter François. More…