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Rachmaninov Deconstructed


Discover a series of musical lectures in which experienced pianists Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, Waldo Geuns and Florestan Bataillie unravel the secrets of Rachmaninov's four piano concertos. During Rachmaninov Deconstructed, a series of musical lectures by Brussels Philharmon ...

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Rachmaninov was just 18 years old when he penned his very first Piano Concerto. Later in his life, he became critical of his youthful composition, leading to a revision in 1917. The outcome is a blend of the young Rachmaninov's virtuosity, lyrical melodies, and dramatic power, merged with the refined artistry and sophistication of the seasoned composer. Additionally, there are some notably challenging passages for the pianist.

Everything in Florestan Bataillie's life orbits around music! He is not only a pianist and composer but also an inspired storyteller who eagerly imparts his deep-seated passion for classical music to the audience. For the Brussels Philharmonic, he delves into Rachmaninov's piano concertos, meticulously dissecting them to their very core. From his place at the piano, he takes a captivating journey into these musical masterpieces, inviting the audience to join him in uncovering their well-guarded secrets.


∙ 07.10.2023 Piano Concerto 4 - Waldo Geuns [more info] [concert]
∙ 08.10.2023 Piano Concerto 1 - Florestan Bataillie [more info] [concert]
∙ 11.11.2023 Piano Concerto 3 - Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort [more info] [concert]
∙ 12.11.2023 Piano Concerto 2 - Florestan Bataillie [more info] [concert]