The Orpheus Of Utrecht And His Garden Of Delights

Catherine Bott visits Utrecht to trace the life, work and legacy of the remarkable 17th-century musical figure Jacob van Eyck, who became known as the Orpheus of Utrecht.

Blind from birth, he became widely known as a carillonneur, recorder player and expert in the field of bell casting and tuning, and most especially for his large collection of flute music, Der Flyten Lust-hof.

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Catherine Bott visits Utrecht to trace the life, work and legacy of the remarkable 17th-century musical figure Jacob van Eyck, who became known as the Orpheus of Utrecht.

Blind from birth, he became widely known as a carillonneur, recorder player and expert in the field of bell casting and tuning, and most especially for his large collection of flute music, Der Flyten Lust-hof.Catherine Bott visits Utrecht to trace the life, work and legacy of one of the most remarkable figures in 17th Century musical life, and the man who became known as the Orpheus of Utrecht - Jacob van Eyck.

Blind from birth, he became widely known as a carillonneur, recorder player, and leading expert in the field of bell casting and tuning.

Perhaps his greatest achievement, though, is the series of pieces for recorder Der Flyten Lust-hof (The Flute's Garden of Delight) - the largest solo collection of music for one single instrument ever printed.