Belgian Art Song Database

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A considerable amount of information on 19th century Belgian song has already been added to this site. Please visit the link "sheet music" to download scores in public domain. Please contact me if you possess scores of Belgian Art Songs or wish to add information to the site: [email protected]

Since Belgium's independence from the Netherlands in 1830, vocal music has played an important role in the country's cultural life. Belgium's original art song repertoire is varied in style and language (including French, Flemish, German, and English) but rarely appears on concert programs. This website is dedicated to all the forgotten beautiful Belgian art songs composed since 1830. It aims to revisit this neglected musical heritage, whose style can be seen as a link between the styles of the German Lied and the French mélodie.

Interesting links about music in Belgium:


http://www.flandersmusic.be/index.php

http://www.cebedem.be/en

http://www.svm.be/