Flanders Recorder Quartet

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Flanders Recorder Quartet
The Flanders Recorder Quartet
Background information
Origin Belgium
Years active 1987 (1987)–present
Website www.flanders-recorder-quartet.be
Members Bart Spanhove,
Tom Beets,
Joris van Goethem,
Paul van Loey

The Flanders Recorder Quartet is a professional recorder group based in Belgium.


The group initially formed in the 1980s and became more well known upon winning the 1990 competition Musica Antiqua Bruges, Belgium.[1]

Active members[edit]

  • Bart Spanhove
  • Tom Beets
  • Joris van Goethem
  • Paul van Loey


Reviews for the Flanders Recorder Quartet have been positive, with the New York Times praising the band's performance.[2] The Columbia Spectator also positively reviewed the group, citing the flexibility of the recorders as a highlight.[3] The Flanders Recorder Quartet has also received positive reviews from the Milwaukee Express and CultureMap Houston.[4][5]

Of a 1998 performance of The Four Seasons, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote that the band was "brilliant" but that "for maintaining rhythmic vitality" the band "couldn't match good string playing".[6]


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