introduction

Burning with self-confidence and ambition, Gustav Mahler began, even before his major breakthrough, to work on what would become his 1st Symphony. He started out with the intention of writing a symphonic poem, but gave it the structure of a symphony.

At the première, critics responded negatively, and Mahler made some drastic changes. It is now clear that this symphonic first fruit, with its boundless energy, ironic allusions, lovely ballads and grand heroism, was the seed from which the others would spring.

Gil Shaham's love for the Bartók's Violin Concerto is proven by the not one, but already two recordings he has made of this classic, more recently with Stéphane Denève. 'Bartók’s Concerto No 2 finds him drawing on an even greater palette of colour and infusing the finale with the right amount of edginess,' wrote The Guardian.

programme

Béla Bartók • Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112, BB 117
Gustav Mahler • Symphony No. 1 in D major, ‘Titan’

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artists

Stéphane Denève

conductor

Stéphane Denève is the music director of the Brussels Philharmonic. This top French conductor designs his programmes combining 21st century music with the great classics, thereby opening up a dialogue between the repertoire of the past and that of the future.

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Gil Shaham, violin

soloist

practical info

Tickets

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location

concert

Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Brussels | +32 2 641 10 20

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