F.C. Costers is one of those composers who cannot be traced. If you can help us further, we would like to hear from you.
We know from the score that he has these Souviens toi! “Ma belle” dedicated to his friend John Bogaerts, “Violon Solo et Chef d’Orchester au Grand Hôtel Métropole d’Anvers”, and published it in Brussels. He composed this genre piece for violin and piano, and ‘quatuor ad lib.’.
In this composition with an ABA structure, Costers consistently uses the period with two-part prelude and afterzin (abac) as the basic melodic form. The supporting harmonies are classical, open and clear with careful chromatic colors. The subtitle Sérénade burslesque refers to the mild humor and graceful playfulness of the A-part (Moderato gracioso), contrasting with the mild lyricism of the B-part (Amoroso).