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Queen Elisabeth prize-winner Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort is the soloist in Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto, a work of art reserved for none but the very best. We then turn to the ambiance of Eastern Europe with lyrical works (Lutosławski) and works inspired by folklore (Ligeti).
Bertrand Chamayou, the standard-bearer of the new generation of French pianists, is soloist for Beethoven's lyrical Fourth. It was with this work of revolutionary form that the musical iconoclast raised the concerto to symphonic heights.
The French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras has to draw on all his technical prowess in Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante, one of the most difficult concertos for this instrument.
Dmitry Shostakovich, Festive overture, op. 96
Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird, suite (1919) (excerpts)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Variations on a rococo theme, op. 33, TH 57 (Fitzenhagen version)
‘Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.’ If there is one work that can claim to illustrate these words of Beethoven’s, it is his own Ninth Symphony, with its renowned setting of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy.
Hope dies last
The Finale to End All Finales
Re: Beethoven - Scandalous stories! (in response to Beethoven's Third Symphony, "Eroica")
Fall of the Gods
Hell of Perfection : Brahms & Bruckner
Of Direst Cruelty - Shakespeare in concert
Night falls over the Garden of Earthly Delights. Stars twinkle. High above a stable in Bethlehem, one shines brighter that all the others.
The Turbulent 30s
Re: Beethoven - Oppression and Resistance (in response to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, "The Victory Symphony")
When the Clouds Scatter Away
Heroes: Glass & Bowie
Re: Beethoven - Natural Wonders (in response to Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, "Pastoral")
I Did It My Way - Beethoven & Shostakovitch
I Did It My Way - Beethoven & Shostakovich
As part of Klarafestival
The devil's pact
Co-production Théâtre des Champs-Élysées / Les Grandes Voix
Lovers on The Run
Re: Beethoven - Pride and Persistence (in response to Beethoven's Seventh Symphony)
Organized by Queen Elisabeth Competition
Barefoot and on points - Cinderella on the dance floor
In collaboration with La Monnaie / De Munt
The Ring of Lust