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Berlioz & Saint-Saëns

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Flagey: Studio 4Place Saint-Croix / Heilig Kruisplein, Brussels, Brussels Capital, 1050, Belgium
Dates/times in Brussels time zone

Unrequited love and burning desire: banal and commonplace, but oh, so crucial for many artists. And so it was that an unattainable actress became the ideal muse for Hector Berlioz.  She inspired him to create the most influential symphonic works in music history, Episode de la vie d'un Artiste... en cinq parties Op. 14, subtitled Symphonie fantastique. An intensely personal work about a sensitive young artist – who was rejected by the woman of his dreams.

Camille Saint-Saëns’ 2nd Piano Concerto has become one of his most popular and most often played works. And rightly so: the ‘symphonic concerto’ gives the soloist a dramatic role, interweaves subdued influences of Bach with virtuoso passages, and treats the audience to a sparkling finale. The concerto is thus a considerable challenge for the concert pianist, but right up the alley of the skilful hands of Nicholas Angelich. 

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