To celebrate the Heritage Fund’s acquisition of Henry Vieuxtemps’ unpublished manuscripts, the Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique (Belgian Royal Library) is organizing a midday concert devoted to the composer, at 12h30 on Friday 12th October. The occasion will also mark the launch of a virtual exhibition about the composer, created by the Library.
Three works by Antoine Mortier from the Thomas Neirynck Collection are on loan for the exhibition ‘Antoine Mortier. La transfiguration du réel’, to be held at the Anciens Abattoirs, Mons from 29 September 2012 until 6 January 2013.
The original score of the only opera composed by Henry Vieuxtemps, La fiancée de Messine, has been acquired by the Manoël de la Serna Fund of the King Baudouin Foundation. The work had sunk into oblivion.