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Music from Brussels

Music from the 2019 Klarafestival in Brussels. Presented by Fiona Talkington. With music by Mozart and Debussy.

Music from a festival in Brussels. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Each year one national broadcaster in Belgium runs their own music festival, and tonight we have two works from this year's Klarafestival.

From a concert titled 'Looking for Salvation with the Devil as your guide', rising star in the world of conductors David Afkham leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a Mozart concerto that presages the 19th-century obsessions with virtuosity (the devil's work) and which Mozart himself said would make the soloist sweat. Pierre-Laurent Aimard rises to the challenge in this performance.

The prize-winning Belgian Tana Quartet usually focus on contemporary works, but in the Klaradfestival this year, over a number of concerts, they outlined the progression of the string quartet from the days of Haydn and Mozart. As Goethe remarked about the 'new' spectacle of quartet playing: It is like a conversation between four intelligent people. Sometimes together, sometimes one after another, the art of debate supported with argument.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat, K. 450
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
David Afkham

Debussy: String Quartet in G
Tana Quartet

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Sun 16 Jun 2019 21:00

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K.450 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Pierreā€Laurent Aimard. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: David Afkham.
  • Claude Debussy

    Quartet in G minor, Op.10

    Ensemble: Tana String Quartet.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave verum corpus, K 618

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Mozart: Requiem.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 15.

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